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Wells Beach

Wells Beach in Maine is a 4000-yard long barrier beach that is partitioned off from the mainland by the Webhannet River. The sections of Wells that are public beach are wide, sandy and attractive. Even at high tide during the peak of the summer tourist season there’s lots of room for sunbathing, strolling past the breakers, or engaging in other beach activities.

There are other attractions to the Wells Beach area as well. The beach is surrounded with sand dunes and nearby marshes that provide a home to birds and waterfowl, so birdwatcher should bring their field-guides. Amenities include lifeguards (during the summer) public restrooms, restaurants, a playground, an arcade, souvenir shops, and ample parking. Wells Harbor, located where the mouth of the Webhannet River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, has a stone jetty that protects a pleasant beach that provides an excellent view of the boats in the harbor.