Seawall Beach, in Phippsburg, is pristine and quiet, because you can only access it by a 2 mile hike in through the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. It's not a difficult hike, but there is some elevation. Much of the hike is on a road only vehicle-accessible to a few residents and researchers. Once you get there, the beach is spectacular. There are no facilities there, so prepare for a wilderness experience. With just a little effort, kids feel like they've gone on a major outing.
- The small parking lot for Morse Mountain fills up quickly in the summer, and they absolutely will not let cars park on the entry road. Get there early!
- Morse Mountain is known for it's mosquito population, so bring bug spray. We've never found it to be too big a problem, and the beach breeze keeps them away when you get there.
Appropriate for all ages, but be prepared to carry the little ones for a bit.
Trailhead parking lot is on Morse Mountain Rd, about 1/10 of a mile in on the left
There are a few rules, like no dogs, no beach umbrellas, stay off the ledges and dunes. More info here: https://www.bates.edu/bates-morse-mountain-shortridge/visiting/