Echo Lake Beach

Acadia National Park

Downeast + Acadia, Maine

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Echo Lake Beach


  • Changing rooms at Echo Lake Beach.- Echo Lake Beach
  • The beach is ADA accessible.- Echo Lake Beach
  • Optional stairs leading down from the parking area.- Echo Lake Beach
  • Beech Cliffs.- Echo Lake Beach
  • Enjoying the solitude of an early season visit to Echo Lake Beach.- Echo Lake Beach
  • The ADA-accessible platform at the water's edge.- Echo Lake Beach
  • Playing frisbee on the beach.- Echo Lake Beach
  • Serene views in the afternoon.- Echo Lake Beach
  • There isn't much shade on the beach.- Echo Lake Beach
  • The bathrooms and the ramp to the parking area.- Echo Lake Beach
  • - Echo Lake Beach
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Great views. Less crowded than other beaches. Fresh water.
Downeast + Acadia, ME
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
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Echo Lake Beach is one of the only freshwater lakes visitors to Acadia National Park are allowed to swim in, and it features breathtaking views of Beech Cliffs. The long lake stretches out to the north, paralleled by Beech Cliffs on the left and the gently rising forest on the right. The beach is relatively small and tucked away on the western side of Mount Desert Island, so it sees far fewer visitors than Sand Beach. It’s also ADA accessible with a level boardwalk leading right to the water's edge.

The parking area for Echo Lake Beech is also the trailhead for the Beech Cliff Trail, and it is popular with climbers testing their skill on Canada Cliffs and Beech Cliffs. They can often be seen by beachgoers. Restrooms and changing rooms are available in addition to a handful of picnic tables.

The water is crystal clear and much warmer than the ocean. The beach is staffed by a lifeguard from Memorial Day through Labor Day, making it great for families.

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