The 3 Best Beaches Near Camden, Maine

A family swimming a lake off of one of Camden, Maine Beaches

Camden, Maine, boasts four distinct and beautiful seasons. When summer rolls around, visitors relish a visit to the beach. Luckily, there are plenty of great beaches near Camden, Maine, and the surrounding area. The team at Camden Harbour Inn has visited our fair share of beaches in the area and has compiled a list of our favorites. Continue reading for more information on the best beaches near Camden, Maine. 

Our Three Favorite Beaches Near Camden, Maine

Soak up the sun, take a dip, and enjoy the natural beauty of these three beaches in Camden, Maine. 

Barrett’s Cove

Barrett’s Cove is a great place for a quiet, relaxing day at the beach. As busy as Camden, Maine, can get, Barrett’s Cove somehow manages to keep crowds away. Barrett’s Cove is on the serene Megunticook Lake, and you and your family will enjoy scenic views of the water and the cliffs that surround it. With amenities like picnic tables, outdoor grills, boat access, and a boat ramp, it’s the perfect place to spend the day.

Lincolnville Beach

Lincolnville Beach is right on Penobscot Bay. It’s located in the small, coastal town of Lincolnville, features views of Isleboro, an island just a short ferry ride away. This quiet, sandy beach is a great place to relax with the whole family. Swimming is the most popular activity on the beach. However, kayaking, boating, and fishing are other common activities. 

Laite Memorial Beach

Enjoy the waters of Camden Harbor at Laite Memorial Beach. This beach has everything a family could want: beautiful scenery, a great place to swim, a playground, grills, picnic tables, and even an offshore swimming platform. The park is located on a grassy hill, making it an ideal spot for children to play.

Camden Harbour Inn, MidCoast, Maine’s Finest Luxury Hotel

Year-round, Camden Harbour Inn is providing luxurious accommodations for relaxing getaways to Camden, Maine. We also offer a world-class culinary experience at our incredible dining destination,  Natalie’s Restaurant, rejuvenating treatments at our relaxing spa, and a stunning backdrop for weddings and events. To book your stay with us, check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

Deep-Sea Fishing in Maine: Camden’s Finest Guides

Photo of a Man Deep-Sea Fishing in MaineMidCoast Maine, particularly the picturesque harbor town of Camden, is celebrated for its mouthwatering coastal cuisine, awe-inspiring lighthouses, and classic New England sophistication. However, not to be outdone, the coastline’s vast wilderness and the seemingly endless Atlantic remain a massive draw for outdoor enthusiasts and sailors alike. And one of the most requested mid-day activities here at lavish, historic Camden Harbour Inn is an afternoon of deep-sea fishing in Maine.

A Mid-Day Escape in Camden: Deep-Sea Fishing in Maine

While guests typically spend their days basking in the inn’s Relais & Châteaux ambiance, dining on fresh seafood, and relaxing in a five-star grand suite, it not uncommon for a couple to seek out the services of Camden Harbour’s world-class concierge staff. This worldly team has strong relationships with the area’s premier MidCoast Maine ocean fishing guides. Most fishing expeditions in this region navigate through the coastline’s many scenic bays. Deep-sea fishing in Maine is always a bit of a challenge for novices—don’t be afraid to request the services of SuperFly Fishing Charters or Verona Island Charter Services. Otherwise, there’s no cap to potential oceanic adventure within sight of the Camden Yacht Club. For those who plan to traverse the sea without a guide, the water near Belfast and Rockland is teeming with striped bass, mackerel, smelt, and bluefish.

Heading Inland

Photo of a Lake Fisherman, a Good Alternative to Deep-Sea Fishing in MaineBut, of course, anglers don’t have to motor a mile or two out to sea to wrangle a monster coastal fish. Many local guides, such as Mike Kinney, Maine Outdoors, and Ten Mile Guide Service, focus on MidCoast’s diverse array of freshwater honey holes. While deep-sea fishing in Maine remains an otherworldly experience for experienced anglers, a lot of beginners would prefer wade through the waters in the backcountry. These quiet excursions take place on the Saint George River, Seven Tree Pond, Megunticook Lake, and a wide variety of secret spaces. In these waters, anglers typically bait bass, pike, and stripers. Each MidCoast Maine fishing guide has an extensive list of potential hot spots—but their secrets are safe with us.

Luxury Lodging in Camden, Maine

Photo of a Posh Dinner Following an Afternoon of Deep-Sea Fishing in MaineAs one of the premier romantic getaways in New England, Camden Harbour Inn continues to enhance the guest experience for those with a penchant for sophistication, gourmet cuisine, and charming yet luxurious accommodations. Camden Harbour also remains one of the only hotels in Maine to boast a Relais and Chateaux membership and a AAA Four Diamond restaurant (Natalie’s Restaurant). Guests can not only enjoy award-winning fine dining and unobstructed Penobscot Bay views, but the inn is within close proximity of rejuvenating spas, bustling wineries, eclectic shopping, and picturesque lighthouses. To book a long-awaited, well-deserved escape to beautiful Camden Harbour Inn, please call 1-800-236-4266 (or check availability online).

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