'Sweeping Sea' Mile Beach
Reid State Park
Reid State Park on the Atlantic Ocean is bounded on the east by Sheepscot Bay and on the west by the Little River, and it offers both crashing surf and a calm lagoon. The wide sandy beach is enclosed on each end by dramatic rocky outcroppings.
The 766-acre park actually consists of three beaches: Mile Beach, Half Mile Beach and a smaller beach near the entrance to the park. Mile Beach and Half Mile Beach both protect salt marshes, and the massive sea roses (rosa rugosa) that grow along the water's edge attract a variety of song birds.
There are nature trails throughout the park, two beach houses, snack bars (in season), picnic tables, outdoor grills and a covered pavilion. The park is open all year from 9 a.m. to dusk.