Location: Georgetown Island, Maine
Parking: Dedicated parking lot with plenty of spots.
Dogs: Permitted October-March
Family Friendly: Yes
Ooooooo, guys. This place takes my breath away. Every. Single. Time.
While this is a state park, you (and everyone else) are coming here for the extensive and wide sandy beaches - which is super rare in Maine. We aren't lacking for rocky coastlines and adorable tucked in coves, but large beaches like the ones at Reid State Park cannot be found everywhere in our great state. Taking advantage of Mile Beach & Half Mile Beach are families, groups of friends and surfers. Lots of surfers flock here for some pretty fantastic waves.
The trails are open year round and dogs are allowed in off season (October-March.) Head to the top of Griffith Head (a rocky headland at the end of the beach) to take in views of lighthouses on Seguin Island, a scattering of islands and a general sweeping, gorgeous view of the beach and beyond.
We easily could have spent an entire day here with our family. Our kiddo was happily occupied by some fairy houses that were built on the beach and I stole a golden 10 minutes perched on Griffith Head to breathe the ocean air. Bring lunch, bring the family and watch the surfers catch some waves.