9 Places To See Amazing Maine Sunrises

There is something magical about watching the sunrise and there are many beautiful spots to do so in Maine. Maine is home to hundreds of miles of coastline, stunning mountains, and picturesque towns. This blog post covers 9 of the best Maine sunrise locations:

Bar Harbor Town Pier

  • Town: Bar Harbor, ME
  • Location: Here

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. The sunrises over Frenchman Bay will take your breath away. Head to the Bar Harbor Town Pier to witness a great sunrise!

Bass Harbor Head Light

  • Town: Bass Harbor, ME
  • Location: Here

Bass Harbor Head Light is a lighthouse located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. On a calm day, you can safely walk on the rocky coastline and grab a beautiful photo of the lighthouse and the sunrise.

Cadillac Mountain

  • Town: Bar Harbor, ME
  • Location: Here

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. Cadillac Mountain is the major destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. and the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October 7 through March 6. A Cadillac Mountain sunrise is something everyone must experience. The summit of the mountain is accessible by car, but the summit parking area becomes crowded so get there before the sun rises!

Cape Porpoise

  • Town: Kennebunkport, ME
  • Location: Here

Cape Porpoise, Maine is a small coastal village in the town of Kennebunkport and was the original English settlement of the town.  It is northeast of Dock Square and southwest of Goose Rocks Beach. The harbor is a beautiful spot to view the sunrise.

Perkins Cove

  • Town: Ogunquit, ME
  • Location: Here

Perkins Cove is a charming area that consists of local independent shops, restaurants and scenic outlooks. Hugged by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a small harbor on the other side, there are plenty of great spots to grab sunrise photos.

Sandy Stream Pond

  • Town: Northeast Piscataquis, ME
  • Location: Here

Sandy Stream Pond is a stunning pond in Baxter State Park that boasts excellent views of Mount Katahdin and frequent moose sightings are reported around the pond. If you can make the trek to the pond to catch the sunrise, you will be in for a treat! To access the pond, use Sandy Stream Pond trail which is an easy 1..5 mile, round trip trail.

Schoodic Point

  • Town: Winter Harbor, ME
  • Location: Here

The Schoodic Peninsula is a peninsula in Down East Maine. It is located four miles east of Bar Harbor, Maine, as the crow flies. The sunrises at Schoodic Peninsula are absolutely stunning. The point provides one of the best places to view pounding surf during rough seas as well as stunning views of Cadillac Mountain to the West.

West Quoddy Head Light

  • Town: Lubec, ME
  • Location: Here

West Quoddy Head, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. In 1808 a lighthouse was constructed at the site to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. It pretty cool to think you see the sunrise from the most eastern point of the US!

Willard Beach

  • Town: South Portland, ME
  • Location: Here

Willard Beach is a beach and neighborhood in South Portland, Maine. It is a great place to watch the sunrise and only 10 minutes from downtown Portland.

Related Articles