Bar Harbor Shore Path

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Bar Harbor Shore Path

The Bar Harbor Shore Path is a well maintained, half mile path. Park benches along its route are great for quiet observation, or at low tide the adventurous can leave the path to explore tidal pools on the rocky shoreline.

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  • The Bar Harbor Shore Path is approximately one half mile in length.
  • It is open dawn till dusk
  • Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after
  • It is a public path adjacent to private residences – Please do not trespass


Enjoy the view of ocean waves of Frenchmans Bay, sea life, and the Porcupine Islands from the Bar Harbor Shore Path. This level shore path is made of loose gravel contained by a wall that separates the trail from the rocky coastline.


The Shore Path begins at the Municipal Marina and Pier in Bar Harbor near the Bar Harbor Inn. The path continues along the shore, above the high tide line. It is approximately half a mile in length, ending at Wyman Lane. Private land owners have graciously allowed access to Main Street Bar Harbor at various points along the shore path. Access is granted as long as visitors continue to respect adjacent residences and stay on the path.

Points to remember

There are several areas where the rocky beach can be accessed at low tide. Other areas require caution as the wall is nearly level with the trail, and at times, high above the rocky ledges. The trail may have limited accessibility as it is is often narrow, though perfect for two to walk hand in hand.