Ferry Beach State Park

Quick Facts

Ferry Beach State Park

Maine

(207) 283-0067

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Overview

Ferry Beach State Park is located off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco. A stand of tupelo (black gum) trees, rare at this latitude, can be seen in this 100-acre area, which offers a sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point.

Long before highways were common north of Boston, beaches provided travelers relatively safe and easy transportation routes. A ferry crossing at nearby Saco River served beach travelers, and thus Ferry Beach State Park received its name.

A picnic area, nature trails, guided nature programs, and changing room are available.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from April 1st September 30th.

The park is relativity wheelchair accessible.

The beach is extremely popular during the summer months bringing residents and non-residents from near and far. Temperatures vary throughout the year and reach below freezing point during the winter months.

Map of Ferry Beach (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.549118, -70.320160

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Activities

  • Fishing

    The ocean offers a variety of north Atlantic fish to fishermen.

  • Hiking

    There are a few hiking trails in the park.

  • Picnicking

    There are a number of picnic tables mostly located by the beach.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed in the Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards are occasionally on duty depending on seasons.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members

Directions

Driving

Off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 283-0067

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