Boulder Beach is one of the top locations in Acadia National Park to visit. The beach features thousands and thousands of boulders all nestled together within a 400-foot cove. Some boulders are huge others are small, but they are all smooth from the endless ocean waves crashing over them. Visitors often pick up the small rocks and stack them to create towers. The beach is not usually super crowded, which adds to the appeal. If you’re looking for the best time to visit, sunrise is often a great time. Visitors can see the sun rising and the beautiful morning light hitting the rocky coastline cliffs.
Boulder Beach is located just south of Thunder Hole and north of Otter Cliffs. It is one of the great stops along the Ocean Path trail. There are two parking lots near Boulder Beach. One is located before the beach along Park Loop Road. The second closest lot is the Otter Cliff Overlook located further down the road, just a short walk away.
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- Type: Ocean (rocky)
- Length: ~350 feet
- Waves: Gentle surf
- Popularity: Medium
- Key features: Lowkey beach with no amenities, just beautiful views! Located along Ocean Path and near the Gorham Mountain Trailhead.
- Address: Park Loop Rd
- Town: Mount Desert
- State: Maine
- GPS: Lat 44.31399 Lng -68.19083
- Parking notes: There are two parking lots near Boulder Beach. One is located before the beach along Park Loop Road. The second closest lot is the Otter Cliff Overlook located further down the road, just a short walk away.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE