Best Beaches in Wells on the Southern Maine coast

drakes island beach, Wells MaineDrakes Island Beach in Wells is my favorite. A long sandy beach and not as busy as the main section of Wells Beach. You can walk down to the Wildlife bird sanctuary with no houses - just the sea and sand.

southern maine beach in wells

tidal pools at beach in wells maine Ted's favorite ocean spot in Maine is Crescent Beach. It's about a half mile south of Wells Beach which is at the end of Mile Road. Adults and kids alike love to explore in the tide pools. Finding starfish and crabs is always fun. Bring a strong pair of binoculars or a telescope and check out the seals on Bucklin Rock.

moody beach ogunquit Moody Beach is actually privately owned. In 1989 the oceanfront owners won a court case and they can ask you to leave their property if you're not "fishing, fowling or navigating". No public facilities but you can power walk down to the frozen yoghurt stand at the public Ogunquit Beach in about 15 minutes.

Public Paid Parking

NEW for 2012

Pay & Display meters at all parking lots.

The town of Wells provides the following parking lots for beach goers:
1) Mile Road Beach Parking Lot - at the end of Mile Road
2) Eastern Shore Beach Parking Lot - at the end of Atlantic Avenue near Wells Harbor (take a left at the end of Mile Road)
3) Gross Beach Parking Lot - on left side off Drake's Island Road - a short walk to Drake's Island Beach
4) Drake's Island Beach Jetty - at the end of Drake's Island Beach Road take a right to the end
5) Gold Ribbon Drive - new lot this year.

Non Residents may purchase parking passes at the Wells public parking lots.

  • Daily - $16
  • 1/2 day - noon to 5 PM $8 But seriously folks, do you think there are a lot of spaces left around noon? :-)
  • 10 visit tokens can be purchased at the Town Hall or at the parking lots from attendants. $75

$30 Resident and taxpayer beach stickers are sold at the Wells Town Hall (on route 109).

You can call the Wells Town Hall at (207) 646-5113 for the latest information on rates.

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