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Sand Beach, on the east side of Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, is a beautiful beach that stretches about 300 yards. The beach is not very large because it is uniquely nestled between mountains and the rocky Acadia shoreline. The beach is located just off Park Loop Road after the car entrance on the northeastern side of the island. Although swimming is allowed at Sand Beach, many opt for just sightseeing because the water typically has a max temperature of 55 degrees in the summer.

If you’re looking to take in the beauty of Sand Beach from a unique viewpoint, check out Great Head Trail! Head to the beach early to avoid the crowds.

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