Stars Over Sand Beach

Acadia National Park Ranger Programs

Maine’s striking coastline is often admired for its rugged rocks. Relax on Acadia’s only true sand beach with uninterrupted views of the night sky while Park Rangers share significant stories to help discover the intricacies of the stars.  

Acadia's Sand Beach, located just off the Park Loop Road, is a unique and exceptionally dark location for stargazing. Come join rangers as they share the natural history, inspiring stories, and an orientation to the night skies of Down East Maine. 

Sand Beach is not handicapped-accessible. Bring a towel or chair and dress warmly. Please limit the use of flashlights and use the red light setting when possible. Bring bug spray as there are insects on the beach.

Space is limited and reservations are required; no walk-ups will be permitted. All individuals, including small children, require a ticket in order to comply with the State of Maine's COVID-19 regulations.

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