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Ferry Beach State Park

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Address: 95 Bayview Road, Saco, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-283-0067
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Located between Old Orchard Beach and Saco, this 117-acre park offers white...

Located between Old Orchard Beach and Saco, this 117-acre park offers white sand beaches with swimming, picnicking, trail hiking and guided nature programs.

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Lovely area so close to home!

First time for me at the park, even though its quite close to my home. Enjoyed the trails and the beach area. Clean, well kept.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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Biddeford, Maine
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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

First time for me at the park, even though its quite close to my home. Enjoyed the trails and the beach area. Clean, well kept.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a state park with NO place to purchase food or drinks so make sure you pack a cooler! There is a fee to enter the park as well. There is no showers, just a changing area.

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Thank Tracy D
Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Who can go wrong by visiting a beach. This beach is so soothing and great for all to hang out on.The lull of the waves is so inviting. Walking or jogging the beach is a must to do. Few shells but they are there.

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Westbrook, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Ferry Beach is great for swimming, it's close to Portland, not overly crowded like OOB or Higgins. Great scenery, very relaxing.

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Thank Savannah D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ferry Beach state park is a very underused gem in Saco. We enjoy the diversity - a wooded area with trails that are very well maintained, an open wooded area with charcoal grills and tables for picnics and a sandy beach on the ocean!! All for $5 per person !!! It's the best state park I've been to by far.

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Thank Marie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great state park. It was very quaint. I loved that they had a little wildlife education building that has animal skins, ocean life, bugs to look at under a microscope. It's a smaller beach, the water seemed warmer than Reid state parks. It was great for our young sons.

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Thank Amanda V
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The beach was okay. Cost $7 per person. Bathrooms were clean. Surprised at the black flies on the beach. Haven't seen those at other beaches in Maine. They didn't bite but were everywhere! Lifeguard was very attentive. No floatie devices were allowed!!!

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Thank Mehmeh3
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This beach has such a serenity to it. The water gives you the calm and the waves will not knock you down, it is manageable to teach your child to swim with out them being knocked over...or lose grip of them. My children loved the hermit crabs, clams & shell and sand dollar searches in this gorgeous ocean. Even the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This beach is perfect for children or anyone who doesn't go in for big waves. The sand is soft, not pebbly, and the water is more like a pool where sandbars keep cropping up, depending on the tide. Just a beautiful place to relax, unwind, and enjoy solitude or family and friends. But please, watch those biting green flies! Bring... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I love the ocean, but intimidated by the power of large waves, often deterring me from cooling off. These icy waters are so clean and refreshing, and the beach is not overcrowded. I love it here. There are walking trails and picnic areas too.

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