Skip to Content

Save your favorite places and trip ideas

Want to create a list of your favorite Maine places and trip ideas? Just click the ADD TO TRIP PLANNER flag that you’ll find throughout the site. To save your list for future visits, click CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the right. When you return, LOGIN again to see your Trip Plan. Email your plan to friends and family by clicking SHARE YOUR TRIP.

printer friendly version

You have 0 items in your plan

view map

Need some suggestions?

create an account

In order to save your Trip Plan, please sign-up or login below.

Sign Up
share your trip
Close trip planner   X
Email Sign-Up
Postal/ZIP Code *

Willard Beach

Photo Credit: Photo by Nance Trueworthy, from Down the Shore


Willard Beach is a small sand and pebble beach tucked away between Fisherman’s Point and the campus of Southern Maine Community College in a quiet neighborhood of South Portland. Just four acres in size,thisbeach is enjoyed bybothvisitors and locals. You can relax and take in the views of Cushing Island and Ram Island Light in Casco Bay, go for a swim, breathe in the salty air, listen to the buoys clang offshore,and watch the ferries ply the waters of the bay. This beach has lifeguards.

The bathhouse is open in the summer and it has restrooms, a snack bar and showers. You'll find parking for 75 cars a short walk from the beach. Dogs are allowed in the summer, but only before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m.