Ferry Beach State Park is located off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco. A stand of tupelo (black gum) trees, rare at this latitude, can be seen in this 100-acre area, which offers a sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point.
Long before highways were common north of Boston, beaches provided travelers relatively safe and easy transportation routes. A ferry crossing at nearby Saco River served beach travelers, and thus Ferry Beach State Park received its name.
A picnic area, nature trails, guided nature programs, and changing room are available.
Off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco
Memorial Day – October 1, Fee Charged
117 acres; miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point; swimming; changing room; picnic area; nature trails; guided nature programs available.
Ferry Beach State Park
95 Bayview Road
Saco, ME 04072
Park season: (207) 283-0067
Off season: (207) 624-6080