Enjoy Acadia’s only ocean beach, made of sand, tiny shell fragments, quartz, and pink feldspar. Then take a hike along the Great Head Trail for its expansive views of the Beehive, Champlain Mountain, Otter Cliff, Egg Rock, and the Cranberry Isles. Also visible just of the tip of Great Head peninsula is an unusual rock formation called Old Soaker.
A hike on the Great Head peninsula is a perfect way to break up a lazy summer afternoon lounging on Sand Beach. Because it is so quintessentially Acadia, it’s also a perfect place to bring first-time visitors, as we have with our nieces Sharon, Michelle, and Stacey.
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