Crescent Beach State Park

Crescent Beach State Park


Location:8 miles south of Portland on ME 77 in Cape Elizabeth.
Facilities:Picnic areas, playground, trails, snack bar, beach, bathhouse (cold water showers), unpaved shallow boat launch, restrooms (é). Open Memorial Day-Columbus Day (park is closed to vehicles in winter, but visitors can hike or ski the trails then).
Activities:Swimming, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Park's signature feature is a mile-long crescent-shaped beach. The beach and dunes provide nesting areas for endangered piping plovers and resting and feeding areas for other shorebirds. The diverse habitats also support a host of wildlife.
Address:66 Two Lights Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Phone:207-799-5871
Web: www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/db_search
Size: 244 acres.

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In Maine, where the temperature hit 91 in Portland, breaking the old record of 85 set in 1985, at least 300 to 400 sunbathers visited Crescent Beach State Park at a time of year park users typically are bird watching, walking and biking, said park manager John Polackwich.