Introducing the Maine Coastal Public Access Guide – On Sale Now!

Exploring Maine's beautiful coast has never been easier! The Maine Coastal Public Access Guide is a comprehensive three-volume guide to over 700 publicly-accessible shore sites along the coast of Maine from Kittery to Calais. The Guide's three volumes, organized by region - Southern Region (South Berwick to Freeport), Midcoast (Brunswick to Hampden), and Downeast (Bangor to Calais) are currently for sale. Each area featured includes a site description, activities, directions, parking, facilities, GPS coordinates, and more. The Guide includes boat launches, beaches, nature preserves, parks, hiking trails, and other scenic areas. The Guide's local and regional maps can help you plan a day, a week, a season or a lifetime, visiting other coastal access sites in the area. Whether you're looking for a new fishing spot, a hidden beach, or a seaside hike, there is something for everyone, and you are bound to discover your own new favorite places.

To Order Your Guide:

  • Purchase Online: You can now purchase the Guide online.
  • In person: Visit the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's main offices in Augusta, located at 17 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333.
  • By mail: Complete the Maine Coastal Program publication order form. Mail this form to Maine Coastal Program, 93 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 with a check or credit card number. Purchase price is $8.00 per Guide plus tax and shipping, and checks are payable to Treasurer, State of Maine. When using the order form, please leave the Catalogue Number section blank and specify which edition you would like (Southern Maine, Midcoast, or Downeast) in the Title of Publication Section. Contact Aline Smith at (207) 287-2801for more information about this option.

For booksellers interested in purchasing the Maine Coastal Public Access Guide for resale, please contact Melissa Anson at or 207-287-8084.

Maine Coastal Access Guide