I Found a Maine Beach That Was Empty, Gorgeous, Close and Free!
That's my chair. I was nearly the only person at this amazing little beach 10 minutes from my house. It's so amazing, I almost don't want to tell you about it..
This was the view from the beach...
This little gem is called Broad Cove Reserve just off Route 88 in Cumberland. I am telling you, because it's really awesome!
There's a big ol' parking lot, then about a half a mile from the lot (you must park in the lot) is the cove. Since I had never been...I thought, well...I could use a hike. Then a shuttle came by and picked me up! They run every hour.
I had the best time and slowly a few other people showed up...but it was pretty much mine. I was there at low tide and walked and walked and walked. And then I found this rock - that moved!
As I sat in my chair enjoying the minimal breeze on the hottest day of the year...I felt something under my foot!
This little guy wanted out of the sun, so I dug up some sand for him to bury under until the tide came in.
I loved every second of this little gem and can't wait to get back to it. Is there a beach or a sunny spot that is all yours? I swear, I felt like this beach was just for me. I don't know why other people weren't really there. I mean, there's a shuttle, so there's no walking. It's beautiful water and so many little creatures to look at. If you're in the area, stop by!