FERRY BEACH STATE PARK
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.
BBs / Inns
An elegant yet casual Romantic, Historic, Victorian Bed and Breakfast. The Inn is perfect for Small Weddings, Honeymoons, Vow Renewals, Engagement Surprises, Anniversaries, Elopements, Family Reunions, Vacations, Ladies Weekends, Family Holiday Gatherings, and Weekend Getaways at the Beach.
3.2 miles from park*
1. Ferry Beach State Park offers a sandy beach for swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months ensuring safety while swimming.
3. The park's freshwater lake also provides an alternative spot to swim, away from ocean waves.
4. Swimming is allowed only within designated areas marked by buoys and ropes at both locations.
5. Changing facilities with showers are available near the beach area for swimmers' convenience after their activities.
Anglers can enjoy saltwater fishing in the nearby ocean, targeting species like striped bass and bluefish. Freshwater options include trout from inland ponds.