Pine Point Beach in Scarborough extends for four scenic miles along Saco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, from the jetty at the mouth of the Scarborough River to Old Orchard Beach. There’s plenty of room to spread out in the sand and enjoy the sounds of the waves and the seemingly endless beach. Relax, swim, play frisbee or catch, or take a stroll down the beach in search of shells and driftwood. Surfing is popular here as well as surfcasting.
Parking is available in a large paved lot just beyond the dunes, where there are restrooms, showers for rinsing off, and a concession stand that sells snacks and cold drinks. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center take a guided or self-guided tour of Maine’s largest salt marsh on foot or by canoe to get a close-up view of its bountiful birdlife.