Higgins Beach is located in Maine’s Cumberland County, approximately ten kilometres south of Portland. With a length of just over half a mile, Higgins Beach makes for a charming and easy escape from the big city.
Its attractions include the quaint uncommercialised community of around 300 oceanside cottages, many of which are only occupied seasonally, alongside the shipwreck trapped by the beach’s white sands and the chance to fish for striped bass. At low tide, the Atlantic reveals shallow rock pools which are sure to be a hit with the kids.
Although it has improved in recent years, parking can still be an issue at Higgins Beach, with a limited number of spaces available. To guarantee a space, it’s best to arrive in the first half of the morning on weekends and holidays. On windier days Higgins Beach attracts surfers, although hitting the waves on a board is only allowed before 11 am and after 5 pm from mid-June until mid-September.
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