FERRY BEACH: ALONG THE SCARBOROUGH RIVER
The gorgeous haven of Ferry Beach, a sandy beach along the Scarborough River channel, comes with a small fee ($10 per car) but is worth the price. Long grass, blowing in the warm breeze, begins where the sand ends at the top of the beach, and at the bottom rests the crystal clear water inviting beach-goers to take a dip. Visitors to Ferry Beach are welcome to bring a towel and stay to watch the quintessential Maine lobster boats, rocking back and forth nearby, or take a peaceful nap – the quiet surf is enough to lull one into a summer daze.
Western Beach, adjacent to Ferry Beach, also has sheltered white sand beaches with a nearby salt marsh, but keep a watchful eye because there is no lifeguard on duty.
other beaches in Greater Portland
The Southcoast of Maine is referred to as “The Beaches Region” of Maine for its miles of sandy beaches, pristine ocean, lighthouses and lobster shacks
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