Welcome to Salt Air Property Management’s ultimate Downeast Maine beach guide, where we take you on a journey to discover the best beaches near Bar Harbor and beyond. As a family-owned property management and vacation rental firm, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality vacation properties and services for both vacationers and property owners. Our properties may not always be right on the beach, but you can always smell the salt air, and we ensure that our guests have the best experience at a great value.

Best Maine Beaches: A Downeast Maine Beach Guide

Are you ready to explore the best Downeast beaches? From sandy shores to hidden gems, this guide will help you find your perfect beach getaway in Maine.

Town Beach in Bar Harbor

Located in downtown Bar Harbor, Town Beach is a popular spot in the summer. It’s perfect for those who want to be close to the action while enjoying the sun and surf.

Newbury Neck Beach

Located in Surry, ME, near several of our rentals, Newbury Neck Beach is a well-kept secret of local Mainers.  With limited parking nearby, renting from us is one of the few ways to take full advantage of this beautiful hidden gem.

Sand Beach in Bar Harbor

A little less well-known than Town Beach, Sand Beach is a beautiful spot that’s perfect for swimming and relaxing. It’s accessible and offers a more tranquil experience.

Hunters Beach & Little Hunters Beach on Mt Desert Island

These small, rocky beaches are situated between Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor. While not ideal for swimming, they provide a picturesque setting for a quiet retreat.

Seal Harbor Beach on Mt Desert Island

Considered the best swimming beach on the island, Seal Harbor Beach is a classic sandy beach with plenty of room. It’s not always packed, even in the summer, making it an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the sun.

Barley Beach on Mt Desert Island

Barley Beach is a rocky beach that’s beautiful to behold but not ideal for sunbathing or swimming. It’s a nice spot to stop with a couple of camp chairs for a quick picnic on the water.

Lamoine State Park

Offering great Mount Desert Island views without the summer crowds, Lamoine State Park is a quiet shorefront park with campgrounds and picnic tables for extended stays or afternoon day trips.

Marlboro Beach

Another Lamoine area treasure, Marlboro is a stony beach and geologically fascinating. It’s a great place to enjoy a fine Maine summer day away from the more well-known tourist hubs.

Roque Bluffs State Park

A rare sand-and-pebble beach on the rocky Down East coast, Roque Bluffs State Park offers a serene beach experience. It’s open daily from May 15 to October 1.

Jasper Beach in Machiasport

Made entirely of smooth stones and pebbles, Jasper Beach is a remote and stunning beach that offers a unique experience. Shoes are recommended for this one-of-a-kind destination.

Child playing on Downeast Maine Beach

Causeway Beach near Deer Isle

A small stretch of sandy beach at Scott’s Landing, Causeway Beach is perfect for exploring at low tide and offers swimming opportunities. Dogs are permitted on a leash.

Acadia National Park

Home to Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach, Acadia National Park offers both ocean and lake swimming experiences. Enjoy the park’s 47,000 acres of mountains, hardwood forests, ocean shoreline, and lakes.

Looking For More Downeast Fun?

Check out our blog on great activities near Bar Harbor and Ellsworth and our Downeast guide

Enjoy Downeast Maine In Homey Comfort With Salt Air Properties

We hope you enjoyed our Downeast beach guide and found the perfect beach for your next visit. When you’re ready to book your stay, trust Salt Air Properties to provide the best quality vacation properties and services in the greater Bar Harbor area. Contact us today to learn more about our property management services and vacation rentals. Happy beach-hopping!