Willard Beach is one of the greatest spots in Portland, Maine. The Willard Beach Fishing Shacks stand at the southern end of the beach which is known as Fisherman’s Point. They are antiques that were built decades ago so fishermen could store supplies such as netting, lobster traps, and other materials. The shacks are no longer in use, but the grounds are open to the public to explore. The shacks can be accessed by walking on the beach or via Deake Street.
Be sure to check out Portland Breakwater Light (Bug Light) and Portland Head Lighthouse nearby.
- Address: Deake St
- Town: South Portland
- State: Maine
- GPS: Lat 43.64177 Lng -70.22433
- Parking notes: The Willard Beach park lot is the best option for accessing Fisherman’s Point and the beach shack. The parking lot is located on Willow Street and it offers about 40 free parking spaces. You can then walk from the parking lot to Willard Beach and then up to Fisherman’s Point.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE
Susan Pranulis –
I visited Willard Beach in South Portland for the first time and loved photographing the fisherman’s huts. This is my absolute favorite time of year — I just love the cooler air and warm ocean water.
Willard Beach, one of my happy places when the mountains are just too far away