Location: Stockton Springs, Waldo County
Description: A half-mile long, sandy/gravelly public beach where the Penobscot River opens up to Penobscot Bay. 100 acres, protected by Land for Maine’s Future.
Activities: Great for walking, sunbathing, birding and picnicking.
Favorite Season(s) to Visit: Year-round
Why It’s Special: One of the few and largest sandy beaches in Midcoast Maine
Tips: Look for Osprey nests on the old pier pilings near the parking lot
More info and directions: Follow signs from Route One toward The Retreat at Sandy Point. At the four corners continue straight to the beach instead.