Crowds of locals and tourists fill Maine's most popular beach destinations throughout the summer. But for some, the hustle and bustle of those beaches is just a little too much to handle. So if you're up for the extra drive, and perhaps a little hike as well, you can enjoy some of Maine's more exclusive (and secluded) beaches.

SEAWALL BEACH IN PHIPPSBURGH

Phippsburgh is a treasure trove of quiet and peaceful beaches. Seawall beach is one of them, if you're willing to work a little for it. Beach-goers must "hike" over Morse Mountain before reaching the sprawling yet so very satisfying Seawall beach. Toss in the amazing views of the dunes, and it's a small slice of Maine coastal heaven.

 

LAUDHOLM BEACH IN WELLS

Wells has been a destination for tourism for decades because of its beautiful beachfront real estate but despite the traffic, there's still quiet little spots to soak in the beauty. Say hello to Laudholm Beach, which will require a short hike through the Wells Reserve in order to bask in this glory. But take a look at those views and that beach, totally seems worth it, right?

 

BIRCH POINT STATE PARK IN OWLS HEAD

Your first impression may be that if a beach is located in a state park, it must be busy! Not the case with Birch Point and it's kind of a head scratcher. You'd be hard pressed to find a more picturesque spot in the entire state to have a picnic. When it's clear viewing, you'll be able to spot several islands in the distance. Add in the fact that it's conveniently located off of Route 1 and, well, what are you waiting for?

 

SANDY POINT BEACH IN STOCKTON SPRINGS

Stockton Springs is another delightful Maine town that houses some tremendous beach front property that most people don't know about. Enter in Sandy Point Beach, a beach that looks over Penobscot Bay with plenty of natural wild life. You can often times find yourself alone on Sandy Point Beach on even the sunniest of days. Looking for a private piece of paradise, set your GPS and just go!

 

This is just a few of the countless hidden and secluded beaches that exist all over the State of Maine. But remember, Maine is beautiful because we all keep it that way. Take care of your trash and be respectful of the oceanfront treasures that we're lucky to all share here. Enjoy!