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The Best Beach in Each New England State

The Best Beach in Each New England State
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Popham Beach, Phippsburg, Maine

At the end of one of those fingers of land that dangles off the Maine coast into the Atlantic, Popham is hopelessly exposed to all the elements. There’s nothing manicured about this rare spit of sand sandwiched between rocky shores. Pieces of driftwood lie on the beach, backed by dwarf pines and uprooted trees. Come at low tide, and the grooved sand leads to a tiny island where seagulls have picked over unfortunate crabs, and mussels lie exposed on the kelp. When the water rolls in, kids swim in the warm (yes, warm) waters of the tidal pool as parents take long beach walks, watching three-masted schooners and lobstermen cruise past pine-studded islands and lighthouses. Let the cool breeze blow through your hair and breathe in the salty air. This is the raw, genuine Maine coast you’ve yearned for.

Getting there:
Route 209, Phippsburg, ME. 14 miles from downtown Bath. 207-389-1335; maine.gov

Where to stay:
Popham Beach Bed and Breakfast, 4 Riverview Ave., Phippsburg, ME. Former lifesaving station right on the beach. 207-389-2409; pophambeachbandb.com
Sebasco Harbor Resort, 29 Kenyon Road, Phippsburg, ME. Featuring its own ice cream stand, bowling alley, and pool jutting out into the Atlantic. 207-389-1161; sebasco.com
Downtown Bath. Lodging options in this historic shipbuilding town: 207-442-7291; visitbath.com

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