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

"Next to Sand Beach and jutting into the sea, the Great Head peninsula is in a perfect spot to break up lazy afternoons of lounging on the beach.

With a relatively modest scramble up the rocky slope of Great Head, you reach spectacular views of the beach you just left behind, the Beehive, Champlain Mountain, Otter Cliff, Egg Rock, and the Cranberry Isles. Also visible just off the tip of the peninsula is an unusual rock formation called Old Soaker. Highlights: Acadia’s only ocean beach, made of sand, tiny shell fragments, and quartz pink feldspar; grand views from Great Head."

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Trail Information

Bar Harbor
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Late April thru mid-November, weather depending
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
140 feet
Top Elevation
Acadia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018