Swimming

Maine offers world class beaches, lakes and waterways. Whether you are looking for a quick dip or a lengthy swim we offer many beautiful locations.

Swimming locations at Maine's Parks and Public Lands

Mix and match swimming with other recreation and facilities at our Find Parks and Lands Search Feature.

Stay Safe

Surf Beaches

  • Flotation devices are not allowed while swimming so you do not get pulled out to sea on a strong current. Facemasks and snorkels are also prohibited due to risk of being swamped by unpredictable waves.
  • Scuba diving is allowed by permit only; call the park in advance.

Life Guards

  • During the summer lifeguards are present at our most popular locations however you are ultimately responsible for your safety. Please monitor yourself and those swimming with you for tiredness, coldness, and that all are staying within their abilities.

Weather & Tides

  • Watch the weather and be on the lookout for lightening.
  • Check the tides and ocean conditions ahead of your visit to a coastal beach.

Water Safety Tips American Red Cross.