Crescent Beach State Park opened in 1966 and is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and water sports enthusiasts, and nature observers. Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island.

The park’s signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing, where relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming and boating a pleasure. A few feet from the crowded summer sands are trails for walking and nature watching.

In the off-season when the park is closed to vehicles, walkers are welcome to enjoy the tranquility of the beaches and trails. In the winter, visitors can hike or cross-country ski on paths under a canopy of snow-covered evergreen boughs.


Crescent Beach State Park Maine
109 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, United States



9 AM to 5 PM


Maine Residents – $6.00

Non-resident – $8.00

Senior non-resident – $2.00

Maine residents 65 and older: free;

Children 5 – 11 years old: $1.00; Children under 5 are free.


Contact Details

Phone: (207) 799-5871

Official Website: Crescent Beach State Park Maine


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