Location: Machiasport, Maine
Parking: Dedicated parking lot with limited spots.
Dogs: Permitted October-March
Family Friendly: Yes
This isn't a beach where you pack a cooler, grab the whole fam and plan to have a beach day. I guess you could, but why would you when there is just SO much to explore here?! Oh, and the beach is made up entirely of smooth rocks - not a sandcastle building destination- so, there's that too.
You guys, it's a beach entirely made up of sea smoothed rocks of varying sizes and colors - and if you listen closely - as the ocean rolls over them over and over it creates a beautiful little hum! All of the rocks have smooth edges and they look like the type of rocks you would pay money for in a tourist shop. Every stone is different, all insanely beautiful and I would venture to say there are a billion of them. As you walk along the beach, your shoes get sucked in by the rocks and it's actually a little bit of a workout!
And if the rocks weren't enough to go visit this gem of a spot (see what I did there) - if you go at low tide, hidden sea caves and arches reveal themselves along the eastern edge of the beach! Climb to the top of the hill and take in an incredible view of the beach:
In my opinion, it's one of the most unique spots in Maine and a true natural wonder.