Beaches & State Parks near Higgins Beach Inn

Maine is famous for its beaches, and Higgins Beach is among its most unique. Located at the edge of a quaint residential neighborhood and summer colony, Higgins Beach is famous for its waves, warm water, surf culture, striper fishing, and historic shipwreck directly on the beach! It can be difficult to find parking, so you'll love the proximity of the Inn to the beach (just a hundred feet or so). After a day of sunbathing on the beautiful white sand, rejuvenate afterwards at the Inn and our on-site restaurant with a cocktail and fresh seafood. 

In addition to Higgins Beach, there are several other popular beaches just a short drive away, such as Crescent Beach State Park, Ferry Beach State Park and Two Lights State Park. Crescent Beach is large (over a mile of sandy beach) and caters to kayakers, fishermen, and beachgoers alike, and is about a 10 minute drive from the Inn. On the other side of the Nonesuch River is Old Orchard Beach, arguably Southern Maine's most popular beach resort town, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors from near and far to stroll along the sandy beach, and experience the carnival-like summer culture of the pier.

Use our interactive map below to learn more about our favorite beaches, state parks, and ocean-going activities in the area. And contact our helpful concierge for suggestions!


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