Soft sand under your feet. Cold and crisp water splashing with every wave. Stunning views made better with a warm sun.

Maine has some amazing beaches.

Now, many of you probably already have your favorites for where you like to lay out your towel on a hot day, and some of you certainly have some secret beaches you'd like to keep on the down low.

But if you're looking to switch things up or just want some confirmation about your special beach, we've got a list of seven of the best beaches in the Pine Tree State you'll want to make sure you plan to visit soon.

Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine

First up is Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, the No. 1 Maine beach according to TripAdvisor. This spot even earned the website's Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for 2024, taking the No. 21 spot of best beaches in the entire U.S.

Long Sands Beach in York, Maine

Travel + Leisure named its No. 1 Maine beach as Long Sands Beach in York. The website notes that the mile-long beach is between York Harbor and York Beach. Plus, you can even catch a view of the famous Nubble Lighthouse when you go.

Mother's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine

Mother's Beach in Kennebunk lands the top spot of Lonely Planet's "best" list as perfect for all ages. The Town of Kennebunk website even highlights that the beach is "equipped with an ADA compliant Mobi-Mat" and "allows for access from the parking area to the beach for individuals with mobility challenges."

Sand Beach in Acadia in Mount Desert Island, Maine

VisitMaine.net kicks off its best beaches list by mentioning Sand Beach at Acadia, which is just 300 yards long. If you dip your toes in at this popular spot, prepare for icy cold waters, even in some of Maine's warmest months.

Old Orchard Beach in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach takes the No. 1 spot on the travel guide website Planet Ware. The site highlights the 7-mile stretch of beach and the nearby Palace Playland, New England's only beachfront amusement park, for when you want a break from the surf and sand. It even has a brand new ride called the Kraken you can try out.

Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine

Trip Savvy calls out Popham Beach as its "best beach" in Maine. The website notes all the swimming, relaxing on the sand, and collecting shells you can do. Oh, and Hollywood fun fact, part of Kevin Costner's movie "Message in a Bottle" was filmed here.

Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine

Goose Rocks Beach lands on Conde Nast Traveller's best beaches in New England list as a quieter spot perfect for "couples, weekenders, and groups of friends." The Town of Kennebunkport's website does note that there are no lifeguards at this 3-mile beach.

Honestly, these are only the tip of the iceberg regarding great Maine beaches, as there are so many more good ones to choose from.

Which one will you be going to on your next beach outing? What ones did we miss you think deserve more recognition? Let us know!

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