Reid State Park
Reid State Park, Maine’s first State-owned saltwater beach, offers long and wide beaches, large sand dunes, tide pools and great surf. Close in proximity to Popham Beach State Park, it couldn’t be more different cosmetically.
Locals and visitors alike enjoy swimming, beachcombing, surfing, and exploring at Reid State Park. Known for its two beaches, Mile and Half-Mile, each offers something completely different for visitors; while one beckons to surfers with its chilly waves, the other faces a shallow saltwater lagoon that’s perfect for swimming.
Reid State Park is home to nesting areas for the endangered Least Terns and Piping Plovers and provides shelter and a resting area for many other shorebirds as well. These areas of the beach are well-marked and fenced off from the public, but visitors may occasionally spot one of these elusive birds.
Reid State Park is open year-round which is unusual for state parks in Maine. Self-guided trails are open for hikers in the summer and available for snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. Day or season passes are available as are sheltered picnic areas and food service.
Overall, visitors to Reid State Park say it is a fantastic place for families and the playground is well-equipped and maintained. The park also offers a number of interesting rock formations and rocky cliffs for climbing and sweeping views of a number of lighthouses located on nearby islands.
If you’re looking for a great beach getaway, for a day or even a week, consider Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine.