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Beach camping in Maine

Maine’s idyllic rocky coastline and sandy beaches offer the perfect spot to camp.

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12 top beach campgrounds in Maine

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The Howling Woods

2 sites · Tents16 acres · Tremont, ME
A wooded campsite surrounded by moss and Cedars. A small duck pond just 100 feet away. Acadia trails, swim spots and boat launches as close as 2 miles from property. Bar Harbor and Acadia 20-30 minute drive.
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$45
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The Point

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Gouldsboro, ME
The Point is located in Gouldsboro, in Downeast Maine on the Schoodic Peninsula near the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park on occupied Wabanaki land. The point is our home, offered to guests as a place for seekers of peace and solace to gain a better relationship and appreciation with nature in a world that has forgotten the importance and connection we all have with the planet that sustains us. A priority here for me is keeping this land pristine and respected. Our mission to save and protect our natural environment and keep it natural and wild can only be accomplished with the active mindfulness of you. We aim to prove that hipcamp can be a magical experience for private landowners and campers alike, to provide a means of temporal community and beneficial alternative to traditional campgrounds; one that does not degrade the environment and break the peace that small towns still contain. Please be mindful of the trash you generate and mindful of the noise you are making— we aim to provide seekers of peace a *quiet* time in nature. Together we are here to be an example to others of what mindful camping can look like in this changing world. Thanks for caring to come, see, explore, learn and being apart of the solution! <3 We hope to hear from you <3
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$99
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Hole in the Wall Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Strong, ME
We purchased this land a few years ago when our neighbors decided to sell. It abuts our property They used it as a place for their family to gather and camp on during Maine wonderful summer season. It is a beautiful, quiet spot with a great view and a small pond. Hipcamp lets us share this spot and helps pay our property taxes.We are located in the western mountains of Maine in a summer community on Porter Lake. There is a beautiful view of New Vineyard mountain from our 3 acre field. We have 2 trailer sites with power and water (non potable) and an out house. The field has several fire pits and soft grassy spaces for pitching tents. The camping area is fairly private from our neighbors along the road. The site has a small private pond surrounded by trees you can sit and relax near. You can (walk/bike/drive) the 1/4 mile down the dirt road to the public beach. The beach has a public dock, boat ramp, swim float, picnic tables and grills. Paddle out to the island and try the rope swing with one of our kayaks or canoes. Be sure to check out the bald eagles that live in the white pine tree just a little farther down the island. You will hear the loons during your stay and possibly see a mother with her babies on her back. There are also ducks and ducklings and geese with gosling paddling about the lake. The state stocks the lake with trout, splake, and salmon if you like to fish. There is plenty to do right here!
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$30
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Center Pond Farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Phippsburg, ME
Center Pond Farm is a 5 acre organic vegetable farm on the banks of Center pond in beautiful Phippsburg Maine. Phippsburg is home to many sandy beaches, Popham Beach State Park, and many public lands with trails to explore.
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$50
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Lake Auburn Community Forest

5 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · ME
Nestled against 200 acres of protected watershed lands we are located directly on the original Spring Road from the 1800s. A short walk or bike southwest to the Lake Auburn Community Center and northeast to Lake Auburn's W.Spring Rd trails. Beautiful sunrises down by the water and catch the sun setting from your Hipcamp:) Learn more about this land: Miles of pedestrian trails nestled in the 300 year old West Auburn (Minot) Farm pastures and wooded forests. 50/30/20/15 amp services, water, sewer drains or dump station or Porta potty depending on which site you select. Firewood, dump station, rubbish services, internet, mail delivery, cable available for additional venmo/PPal fees.
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$25
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Spectacle Island, Damariscotta Lake

1 site · Tent1 acre · Newcastle, ME
The sister islands, shaped like a pair of spectacles as their name suggests, offer opportunities for swimming, blueberry picking, camping, and general exploration. Although the islands make up a small portion of the 1000+ acres protected by Midcoast Conservancy in the Damariscotta Lake Watershed, they are among the most popular. The islands have long been a gathering spot for local families to swim. The islands were donated to Midcoast Conservancy in 2000 and are now forever protected. When you reserve your spot on Spectacle Island, know that it comes with a healthy dose of day use during peak summer weekends.
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Maine Wild Blueberry Bliss

12 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · ME
Come explore real Maine away from the crowds of Mount Desert Island/Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor at our sites at Wildberry Farm (Penobscot), Blueberry Fields Forever (Blue Hill) or Quiet Cove (Stonington)! Ask the host for tons of local recommendations, including best places to swim, hike, eat, or even have a super local experience and hop the Mail Boat out to Isle au Haut (out of nearby Stonington Harbor) and explore the beautiful trails and beaches of an even more remote island off the Maine coast!
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$69
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Loon Point Cabin and Camp Site

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Millinocket, ME
This cabin was built by the original owners in the 1960's as a temporary shelter. They never got around to building a more permanent dwelling and instead used it for many years as a rustic camp site. We purchased the land and the cabin 10 years ago. Rather than tear down the old cabin we began rehabbing it 2020 to enjoy ourselves and share with others. We were in the process of building a new modern camp on the property but had a major fire there in the fall of 2022 totally burning the new house and the surrounding trees. We are in the process of cleaning that up but you will se the evidence of the fire when you arrive. Fortunately it will not affect your experience at the cabin. We love this location and we think you will too. Learn more about this land: Enjoy the privacy of a rustic cabin 10 feet from the shore of Amabjejus Lake. Take in gorgeous sunsets on this west facing waterfront looking across the lake to the historic Ambajejus Boom House. Listen to loons at night and see bald eagles flying overhead during the day. The cabin is furnished with a full size bed and a toddler bed, a table and 4 chairs. A mattress pad and fitted sheet will be provided but you will need to bring your own linens or sleeping bags and pillows. There is a picnic table, fire ring and a tent site for up to a 4 person tent. There is an outhouse which you will share with the owner if present. This cabin was built in the 1960's by the original landowner to be a temporary shelter. We purchased the land 10 years ago and are in the process of building a larger camp on this 1 acre property. You will have your own private waterfront area. There is a also a small sandy beach and a swim dock that you are welcome to use but may share with owners if they are on the property. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are available to use. The southern entrance to Baxter State Park is only 10 miles away. The owners will be sensitive to your privacy but may be working on the property nearby during your stay. Guests are limited to 4 people. We love children and have 5 of our own. If you are a couple with more than 2 children (or a single parent with more than 3) please contact us. We would love to accomodate you if possible. One final note. In November 2022 we suffered a fire to the main structure that we were building on the property. As a result campers who come in 2023 will see a foundation and evidence of burned trees around the location of the burned building. The cabin and surrounding area suffered no damage and there will be no change to the appearance and view of your stay except going to and from your vehicle. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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$79
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Hazelbrook Cabin at Full Plate Farm

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Round Pond, ME
Raising our food and building community here in Midcoast Maine.
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Great Pond Camping at the Dome

2 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Franklin, ME
This is a very rural private location, even though you are not far from our house. WE HAVE ONE OTHER CAMPSITE that is now AFFILIATED WITH HIPCAMP, down the two track road far enough away to maintain privacy. The campsite does not have a view of Great Pond, but is a short walk away. We live on a private dirt road which is a rural and bumpy ride. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 10 MPH, PLEASE DRIVE SLOW! AND please pull over if another vehicle is coming towards you. The land is mostly wooded with red maple and red oak, pine, spruce and birch as well. The wildlife includes deer, porcupines, rabbits, squirrels, bear, raccoon, skunk, coyotes and the occasional moose. ONLY VERY SMALL RV's, trailers, and camper vans will fit in the campsite. We own 19 acres of woods and lake frontage. Campsite is very private. There is a road. to hike and explore. Swimming and fishing are quite good on Great Pond. Great Pond is a SHORT WALK from the campsite down our driveway and across a field. It takes about 5 minutes to stretch you legs after a long drive. The overall vibe of the area is very rural and quiet. We are within walking distance of the Down East Sunrise Trail and a short drive to Acadia National Park. Schoodic branch of Acadia is also a short drive if you want a quieter experience. Pets welcomed, however DO NOT LET THEM RUN LOOSE DUE TO PORCUPINES AND OTHER WILDLIFE. ALSO DO NOT LET THEM BARK NON STOP. TOILET Loo in privacy tent on site! We also have tiki torches and a picnic table. PLEASE PAY FOR FIREWOOD AND KAYAKS THROUGH YOUR RESERVATION. CLEAN DRINKING WATER IS AVAILABLE FROM A HOSE CONNECTED TO A FAUCET UNDER THE DECK OF OUR HOUSE.
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Yurty Expectations Conga Camp Maine

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Parsonsfield, ME
Learn more about this land: Very quiet and relaxing adventure surrounds you.  Miles of trails, local sites hilltop views, warm white sand lakes to swim. Bikes, a few kayaks lots of trails.  Wood heated Yurt , snow shoes, ice cleats ,Wood-fired hot tub with four or more in your group and at least 2 nights stay is included Just some add on extras available on request ahead of your stay. Hot tub With two persons +2 night stay additional fee $100. Hot tub for two nights stay with three people additional $80
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The Queen's Property on Thomas Pond

2 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Casco, ME
THOMAS POND Thomas Pond is a beautiful 533-acre freshwater pond with over 7.4 miles of shoreline. Thomas Pond’s maximum depth is 64 feet, and the mean depth is 22 feet. Our guests are welcome to kayak, canoe, swim, fish, and paddle board from the shores of The Queen’s Property, or one of 5 Right of Ways on Watkins Shores Road owned by our Association. Access to your private waterfront is a short stroll through our woods. As our guest staying at The Queen's Property, you will also have free access to the Watkins Shores Road Association's boat launch. The boat launch and picnic right of way is just a two or three minutes walk down the road from your site. Just make sure you check for Milfoil or any other invasive plants before launching. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR CAMP Within 5 minutes of camp, you will find all the essentials, including food items, ice, firewood, goodies, gas, and RV supplies. In fact, you can even order your groceries online for pickup, (free at Hannaford Brothers Grocery and Walmart) either on your way to your campsite or when you need to resupply your camp (we would be happy to give you the details). During your stay, you may also want to take a trip off-site to explore all that the Lakes Region offers. Explore the historic oceanfront City of Portland, or the local Towns of Windham, Naples, or Bridgton. Portland is a 35 minute drive from The Queen's Property. The coastline around Portland is rugged and attractive with world-famous lighthouses dotted along its shorelines. Numerous locally owned shops and nationally recognized restaurants can be found tucked into its many harbors and shorelines. Closer to camp, enjoy strolling through the Town of Naples. Naples sits smack-dab in the middle of the Sebago Lakes Region. Sebago Lake abuts its western border and Long Lake abuts its eastern border. A short 8-minute drive from your site, Naples spoils its visitors with boat rentals, waterfront shops, and awesome restaurants. Further north is the Town of Bridgton. Bridgton is a 20-minute drive from your campsite. It offers its visitors a quaint downtown filled with local retailers, pubs, and restaurants. Enjoy the beaches of Bridgton’s Crystal Lake which sits on the edge of its downtown borders. The towns of Raymond and Windham also offer our visitors numerous restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, and gas stations. Once again, all within a short drive from your campsite (3-4 minutes). NEARBY STATE PARKS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES If your idea of exploring is centered around outdoor activities, then Sebago Lake State Park is a 1,342-acre park that abuts the shores of Sebago Lake. It's one of Maine’s most popular parks. Located in the towns of Casco and Naples, the park is open year-round and is less than 7 miles ( less than 10 minutes) from your campsite. Within the park, you will enjoy protected forests, bike paths, and Sebago Lake beaches. Sebago Lake is a deep glacial lake, and by itself is 44 square miles of clear waters that abut Sebago Lake State Park. The park and the lake host some of Maine's’ best sandy beaches, water sports, fishing, boating, boat rentals, camping, picnic areas, boat launches, extensive woodlands, a wide array of critters, hiking trails, and walking trails. Sebago Park hosts various play areas for children with slides and swings. The summer sun is warm and the autumn colors are always abundant and beautiful. The entrance and parking lot are wheelchair accessible. If you are an avid hiker, The Queen’s Property is a short drive to numerous mountain ranges, forests, and peaks, all of which contain hundreds of miles of ATV and hiking trails. There are over 25 hiking trails within 10 miles of The Queen's Property and over 115 trails within 20 miles. Oh, and if you love winter sports you will love the Lakes Region. Numerous ski resorts, along with hundreds of miles of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails can be found throughout the area.
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$100
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From sandy beaches to rocky shoreline, Maine beach camping is a must-try experience. In southern Maine, beaches near Portland, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, and Old Orchard Beach offer some of the best sandy stretches and oceanfront campsites in the state, many near the borders of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Further north, Freeport and Camden have campgrounds and RV parks with full hookups and oceanfront tent sites. Head to the Downeast region to camp near Acadia National Park and take advantage of hiking trails featuring lighthouses, ocean views, and tidal pools while still being close to Bar Harbor. Not ready to be rustic? Many Maine campgrounds and RV parks offer amenities such as full hookups, wifi, dump stations, camp stores, and bathhouses. So whether it's a night in a pop-up or glamping in a yurt, beach camping makes for a totally unique camping trip in coastal Maine.

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