Popham Beach State Park, Maine

I was in need of a beach day. Including a nap. Initially hesitant to visit such a popular beach (where there were sure to be lots of people), I ultimately decided to go to Popham Beach because I was assured by the Internet that it was a large beach where I could find a secluded spot and also because there is an island you can walk to at low tide. Well, there were a lot of people. But it was also a very long beach, and one that offered me both a nice quiet spot that was about ten minutes down the beach and a couple hours worth of exploring at low tide after a morning of relaxation. The only people I really ended up encountering that day were near the island when I went to check it out at low tide; most of the rest of the day I spent by myself, which suited me perfectly.

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Surf crashing on the island, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Surf crashing on the island, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Looking back on the beach and the sand bridge from the island, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Looking back on the beach and the sand bridge from the island, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Exposed beach on the island at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Exposed beach on the island at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Exposed beach on the island at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Exposed beach on the island at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Muddy sand at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Muddy sand at low tide, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

I'm a sucker for sunlight in the shallows, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

I’m a sucker for sunlight in the shallows, Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Popham Beach State Park, Maine

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