The white sands of Wells Beach extend from just beyond Moody Point in the south to Wells Harbor and the mouth of the Webhannet River in the north. The nearly three miles of continuous scenic oceanfront, bordered by sand dunes and sea grass, offer beach-goers plenty of opportunity for sunbathing, swimming and strolling. Near the south end of the beach (Crescent Beach) there is a gravel parking lot and stairway access to the sand. Summer cottages line the road that follows the undulating seawall and beach. At the village of Wells Beach near the beach’s midpoint there are restrooms, snack bars, gift shops and an arcade. An overlook with benches is a great place to relax and watch the seagulls aloft and the waves rolling in. Parking (fee) is available just west of the village crossroads and Wells is accessible by rail from Boston.
At the north end of the beach there is parking (fee) and restrooms. Follow the wide sandy path along the enormous rock jetty to access the beach. Lifeguards patrol Wells Beach throughout the summer months.
Visit the Wells Auto Museum and its collection of more than eighty antique and classic cars. Stop in at the headquarters of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a walk over the paths and boardwalks of the Little River Estuary. Hop on the trolley system of the Shoreline Explorer and take in the sights, shopping and restaurants along the coast from York Harbor to Kennebunkport.
Webhannet Dr./Atlantic Ave.
Wells ME 04090