Scarborough, and the surrounding greater Portland, is a dream to any ocean lover. From the classic, pier scene of Old Orchard Beach to the hidden gem that is the East End Beach... there's a beach for everyone. 

We rounded up a few of our favorite Scarborough area beaches below!

Willard Beach

30 Willow Street, South Portland 

This beach is only a 20 minute drive from Scarborough and is a great place to simply relax. Expect to find families, incredible views, and plenty of sea glass at Willard Beach!

Photo from visitmaine.com

Crescent Beach State Park

66 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth

Located only a 15 minute drive outside of Scarborough, Crescent Beach State Park welcomes not only beachgoers, but fishing fanatics and nature observers too. Between the sand dunes, wooded areas, and saltwater coves, there's plenty to discover at this beach.

Scarborough Beach State Park

418 Black Point Road, Scarborough

Scarborough Beach State Park is the place to be if you love swimming in the ocean. With water temperatures in the high 60s in the late summer months and lifeguards on duty in designated areas, we don't doubt that Scarborough Beach State Park has some of the best swimming in New England.

Ferry Beach

Ferry Road, Scarborough

For a public beach, beachgoers find Ferry Beach to be generally quiet. Hang out on the white sand, or check out and explore the walking and hiking paths; either way, not a bad way to spend a summer day.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park, Maine

Not just a beach, this quaint little ocean town is a good getaway from Old Orchard Beach which is only a mile or so away. With a general store and a lovely little ice cream and candy shop, Ocean Park is a great spot to bring kids and avoid the crowds.

Pine Point 

Pine Point Road and East Grand Avenue, Scarborough

Did someone say surfing? Catch a wave, or just the sight of some surfers, here at Pine Point. 

Photo from visitmaine.com

Higgins Beach

40 Ocean Ave, Scarborough

The residential area of Higgins Beach offers all the charm of a quaint, oceanfront neighborhood beach. Be sure to stop by the Higgins Beach Market on your way--the specialty store is perfect for grabbing sandwiches and local snacks before heading beach bound.

Photo from visitmaine.com


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