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There is a pretty decent size parking lot for this area, but spots are hard to come by as the day goes on. We got there really early in the morning so it wasn’t an issue, but otherwise the lot fills up. Not to worry though, there is plenty of street parking on the road itself, but at that point just depends on how far you’re willing to walk from your parking spot to the beach. Getting here early in the morning after sunrise was awesome – we were all of five people on the beach. You could hear the waves coming up on shore for how quiet it was. This area is also the base of a bunch of other trail heads, so it’s a pretty popular spot.

Quick Facts

Time Spent5 min
Best Time to Visit?Morning
Cost for EntryFree
Worth It?Must Go
Bathroom Available?No

How to Get There


Sand Beach
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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