Keeping it Kid Friendly at Crescent Beach in Maine
Families wanting to spend a day at the beach often flock to the wide stretches of sand in Old Orchard or Ogunquit. For a quieter, less-crowded alternative, head to Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth. This mile-long stretch of sand is located within a protected cove, raising the water temperature slightly and keeping it free from the riptides and undertows common on some of Maine's larger, ocean-facing beaches. A shallow stream cuts the beach in two, creating an ideal boat-racing and floating area for the little ones, and during low tide, the rocky outcropping at Crescent's southern end is a tidal pool paradise, teeming with hermit crabs, starfish, and other sea life. The crowd tends to be mostly families with small children, who undoubtedly appreciate the full service snack bar and clean restrooms.
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