Sand Beach and Great Head Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine 4609

Sand Beach and Great Head Trail

Sand Beach and Great Head Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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 off 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."

Sand Beach and Great Head Trail Reviews

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6/26/2002
You might get tired out on this. For kids of all ages. A nice view of Sand Beach.
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Trail Information

Bar Harbor
Nearby City
1.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 to 2 hours
Duration
Spring through fall
Season
USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity
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Jul 2018