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Popham-Beach is located on the mid coast of Maine, on the tip of the Phippsburg Peninsula, along the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. Part of Popham Beach State Park, it is one of the longest and most picturesque beaches in Maine. The Fox and Wood Islands lie just offshore, and visitors can even walk to Fox Island at low tide. (Caution is advised however, to be aware of the rising tides so as not to get marooned on the island.) The park contains 529 acres, with bathhouses, showers, picnic areas and grills and lots of hiking trails. Historic Fort Popham, built in 1860 during the Civil War, is about two miles further south of the park along Route 209. A second fort, Fort Baldwin, built during World War I, sits atop nearby Sabino Hill. At the mouth of the Kennebec River at Popham Beach sits Pond Island, which is a two-acre island with a lighthouse built in 1855 (which replaced the older one built in 1821.) This lighthouse is not open to the public, but boat cruises are available that pass beside the island for a close-up look. Other recreational possibilities at Popham Beach include kayaking, jet skiing, boating and fishing, swimming, kite flying, shelling, biking, hiking and golf. Antique shopping is available in nearby Bath and Wiscasset, and the historic town of Georgetown is just minutes away. Parts of Popham Beach were used filming the movie, "Message In A Bottle," starring Kevin Costner.

Surrounding areas: Sebasco Estates, Maine (3.9 mi), West Point, Maine (4.0 mi), Georgetown, Maine (4.1 mi), Phippsburg, Maine (5.0 mi), Five Islands, Maine (6.2 mi), Cundys Harbor, Maine (6.3 mi), Harpswell, Maine (8.0 mi)

Popham Beach Vacation Rentals

Popham Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Sebasco Harbor ResortRt 217Sebasco Estates, ME3.9 mi.(207) 389-1161
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME6.9 mi.(207) 633-5242
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME10.3 mi.(207) 633-4434
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME10.4 mi.(207) 633-5090
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME10.6 mi.(207) 633-6302
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME10.9 mi.(207) 443-9741
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME10.9 mi.(800) 660-5094
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME12.0 mi.(207) 725-5251
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME12.4 mi.(207) 729-5555
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME12.4 mi.(800) 429-6661
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME12.5 mi.(207) 725-8883
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME12.6 mi.(207) 633-3681
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME14.6 mi.(207) 725-9898
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME15.1 mi.(207) 729-1129
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME15.2 mi.(207) 729-9991
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME15.5 mi.(207) 721-0300
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME16.2 mi.(207) 882-6343
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME16.9 mi.(207) 865-9377
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME17.3 mi.(207) 865-1433
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-9020
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME17.7 mi.(207) 865-1400
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME24.3 mi.(207) 828-1117
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME24.3 mi.(207) 774-4200
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME24.7 mi.(207) 775-2311
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME24.7 mi.(207) 415-5678
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME24.9 mi.(207) 746-5411
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Me65 Commercial StPortland, ME25.1 mi.(207) 780-0780
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME25.7 mi.(207) 871-0611
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME25.8 mi.(207) 767-9672
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME26.1 mi.(207) 774-5611
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME27.1 mi.(207) 775-2200
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME27.6 mi.(207) 775-3711
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME27.6 mi.(207) 774-5601
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME27.6 mi.(207) 774-5861
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME27.6 mi.(207) 774-6101
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME27.6 mi.(207) 774-6151
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME14.4 mi.(207) 729-4914

Popham Beach Weather & Climate

The Southwest Coast of Maine near Casco Bay has four seasons with mild summer temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. Interior areas experience a greater range of temperatures in the summer than low-lying coastal areas. Expect cool sea breezes, especially at night. Widely scattered thunderstorms, along with higher humidity levels, can occur along with patchy fog along the coast. Maine's coastal climate is ranked second to the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation, and this moisture occurs in every from - from rain to ice and snow. Winters in Maine are quite cold with temperatures ranging from 11 to 31 degrees F. Average annual snowfall is 61 inches although snow melts more quickly along the coast than further inland.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 4.06 in. 34°F
February 34°F 13°F 3.57 in. 33°F
March 42°F 23°F 4.55 in. 37°F
April 54°F 33°F 4.47 in. 40°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.11 in. 49°F
June 74°F 51°F 3.57 in. 55°F
July 80°F 57°F 3.31 in. 61°F
August 79°F 56°F 3.15 in. 62°F
September 70°F 47°F 3.71 in. 59°F
October 59°F 36°F 4.19 in. 52°F
November 47°F 28°F 4.87 in. 47°F
December 36°F 17°F 4.47 in. 39°F

Popham Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 27 miles west of Popham Beach in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 52 miles west of Popham Beach in Sanford, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 54 miles north of Popham Beach in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located around 69 miles southwest of Popham Beach in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Popham Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME33.8 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME37.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME57.6 mi.
Story LandGlenNH73.8 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA82.6 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME37.2 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH68.0 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME84.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME12.6 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME13.5 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME14.0 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME16.0 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME17.1 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME17.3 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME23.4 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME24.9 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME26.6 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME28.4 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME28.6 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME28.9 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME29.3 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME29.6 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME29.6 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME29.7 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME29.8 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME47.8 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME50.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME63.9 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME67.2 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME67.3 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH74.6 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH82.3 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME85.4 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH86.5 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH93.1 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME94.0 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH94.3 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH96.0 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH103.0 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH105.1 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH107.9 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH109.6 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA116.2 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH118.0 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME118.4 mi.
State Parks
Popham Beach State ParkME1.1 mi. 
Reid State ParkME4.2 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME15.7 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME17.8 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME22.2 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME24.6 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME25.5 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME27.7 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME29.6 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME30.5 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME32.5 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME34.5 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME35.3 mi. 
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME24.1 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME24.3 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME24.3 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME24.3 mi.(History)
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME41.5 mi.(Art)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME43.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA115.8 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA115.8 mi.

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