L.L. Bean describes Reid State Park as "a good family beach and a haven for naturalists". This great park located on Maine's Mid Coast Region near Bath, is open year round and is a wonderful place to bird watch, hike, bike, swim and fish during the warmer months. In the winter, the park remains open and is the place for cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing.
Reid State Park located near Bath, Maine has majestic shorelines, clean, sandy beaches, and an array of floral, which can be seen thriving in the rock formations along the shore. This is a wonderful place to walk along the beach and listen to the ocean crash into the rocks.
Having the distinction of being Maine's first State-owned saltwater beach, Reid State Park was donated to the State of Maine in 1946. Visitors today enjoy the long, expansive sandy beaches – a rarity in Maine. Not just for recreation, these beaches also serve as nesting areas for terns and piping plovers and provide resting and feeding areas for other types of shorebirds. In addition to the long sandy beaches, Reid has large sand dunes. Islands are visible off shore and you can spot the lighthouses on Sequin Island.
Open year round with a fee charged, Reid State Park is filled with large picnic areas, many with charcoal grills – a snack bar and bathhouses with flush toilets and freshwater showers.