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Crescent Beach State Park

66 Two Lights Road

Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at gate. Fee charged.

Crescent Beach State Park opened in 1966 and is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and watersports enthusiasts, and nature observers. Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island.

The park's signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing, where relatevely warm waters and light surf make swimming and boating a pleasure. A few feet from the crowded summer sands are trails for walking and nature watching.

In the off-season when the park is closed to vehicles, walkers are welcome to enjoy the tranquility of the beaches and trails. In the winter, visitors can hike or cross-country ski on paths under a canopy of snow-covered evergreen boughs.



Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Nice beach outside of Portland. Bring your own food and drink, carry out all rubbish. It is a very chill place. You will pay $8/per adult if you are not from Maine, but it is worth it. The beach was not too crowded despite being a nice day and that provided for a relaxing experience .

Mariah Piippo

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A great beach to swim in the ocean from. Despite it being a cold day, the water was great (after the initial shock). The sand was warm on my feet, and it wasn't too rocky. The changing rooms and bathroom were alright too. The bathroom was a bit dark, but the stalls were painted yellow to brighten it up. The curtains on the changing room moved in the breeze.

Kelly Trapani

Monday, July 2, 2018
I've been going since I was a kid. I love it. It's gorgeous. I love the changing rooms, bathrooms and cold shower's too rinse all the sand off at the end of the day. We are a active military family so the only down fall lately is we have always gotten in free with our kids. Since last year they have always bothered us at the gate and tried to charge us. They tried to make me pay for my kids but then I told them we never pay when active. They agreed and let us through. This does not happen all the time, some times they just wave us through with our plates. So, I'm confused as to why they stop me now and then. Other than that, the spot is so worth going too. ❤️💙

Ashley Lagrange

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Really great beach. Went on Maine day and went into the water a bit. Was not super busy. Good bathroom/changing areas. Only downside is when changing the wind would blow the curtain up and exposed you while you undress.


Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Beautiful spot, seems to be a popular place, but we were lucky enough to arrive when many people were leaving, so we got a good parking spot and plenty of space on the sand. If you want to go wandering and check out the rocks on the shoreline at the end of the beach, WEAR SHOES. I was barefoot and those rocks hurt.

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