SCARBOROUGH BEACH STATE PARK: FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
This family-friendly beach offers some of the best swimming in all of New England with water temps in the high 60’s throughout July and August. Jump in the deep blue waters, go bodyboarding, or just take a stroll along the water’s edge. Find snacks like ice cream, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and plenty of fried food to fill you up. Parking is limited to 285 on-site spaces and 125 off-site spaces and is likely to run out quickly during the busy season, so make sure to get there early.
Rip currents do occur on a daily basis so it is strongly recommended to swim in the designated lifeguard area. From June 10 through Labor Day, the Park has USLA certified Lifeguards on duty on sunny days. Changing rooms and bathroom facilities are located close to the beach.
other beaches in Greater Portland
Scarborough offers the best of both worlds: the understated beauty of the Maine outdoors as well as plenty of activities to keep you busy.
Get the most of Maine’s bounty by visiting a local farm or garden. Or do as the local’s do and hit up one of our year-round Farmer’s Markets.