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Ferry Beach | Portland MaineVisit Portland Beaches
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Ferry Beach

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.

Things To Know

Maintainance: Public beach; the Town maintains the beach area, parking lot, and facilities.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Parking: Municipal parking lot is located at the end of Ferry Rd. (off Black Point Rd.).

Parking lot collection hours from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Parking lot open from sunrise to sunset. Violators will be towed.
$10/day for passenger cars and motorcycles; 
$35/day for RV’s, buses, and campers
End of Day (3 PM to 5 PM) $5 for passenger cars and motorcycles
Seasonal Beach Parking Passes available at the Town Clerk's Office.

Lifeguards: No

Public Restrooms: Yes, with showers

Fishing: Surf casting

Boat Access: Municipal boat launch. Fees apply. Seasonal Boat Launch Permits available at the Town Clerk's Office.

Surfing: Allowed; limited wave action due to its sheltered area. All surfers must be connected to their board by using a "surfboard leash” 7’ to 10’ in length.

Food/Snack Bar: Snack cart

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