Maine is a beautiful state. I am fortunate enough to live within five to 35 minutes of sandy beaches, lofty lighthouses, and rocky shores. The other day I took a drive with camera in tow so I could share some of the local beauty with my blogger friends, many of whom have never been to Maine, and some who live so far away, they may never get to see the area.
Just three miles from my house is Old Orchard Beach of which I posted pictures here: http://tiny.cc/BBQBx . OOB—as the locals call it—is only one of very many beaches within a short distance of my house.
Higgins Beach is in Scarborough, which is approximately 20 minutes away. A beautiful, sandy beach which sees a lot of surf, it is popular with swimmers and surfers. The recent hurricanes brought in waves 6 to 12 feet high. This invariably brings out the surfer dudes in their wetsuits looking to ride the big wave. The slide show below includes several pictures of Higgins Beach.
North of Higgins Beach lie Scarborough Beach State Park, Crescent Beach State Park, and Kettle Cove State Park. All three have beautiful white sand but slightly less surf. Admission is charged at the State Parks, but it is minimal. These are also less than 30 minutes from my home.
Just beyond Crescent Beach is Two Lights State Park, and beyond that lie Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Light. The beach at Ft. Williams is rocky, but the scenery is lovely, there are old fort ruins to explore, and there is no admission charge. Also, Portland Head Light is located there.
I love the state of Maine and really wouldn’t want to live anywhere else—even though the winters can be a challenge!
Enjoy the slide show....