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Route 3 past Blackwoods Campground to Cooksey Rd
Seal Harbor, ME 04609
Hunters Beach Description
Hunters Beach is a gem, shouldered by high rock cliffs with impressive sea views that are made better by the relative solitude. Getting there is part of the adventure, with an easy, 0.3-mile walk. The trail passes briefly over private land, then into Acadia National Park through quiet forest and along babbling Hunters Brook. When you get to the beach you'll find it's covered with stones worn smooth by pounding surf, which makes for tricky wading but perfect tower- and rock house-building.
Babies: The short walk to the beach is not stroller-friendly, but once there, the soothing sound of the waves crashing on the rocky beach provide sleep-inducing white noise.
- Be patient. With parking for only three or four cars, finding a spot takes a bit of luck. (Lunch time is popular.) You might have to try a couple of times (yes, it's worth it).
- Wear comfortable shoes that protect toes. Most rocks are smooth, but they're still rocks.
- Bring a towel. Plan for playing in the wading pool where the stream meets the beach; the rocks are slippery and someone usually gets wet!
- Pack a picnic or a hearty snack. The rock outcroppings on the left side of the beach feature flat shelves that are perfect for your spread.
- Watch for poison ivy. It's most common on the trail that climbs to the right of the beach.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open 24/7, year-round.
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours