The semi-private Seawall Beach is, bar none, the most pristine and unspoilt I've ever had the pleasure to access in New England. It's almost a polar opposite of the sometimes overcrowded Popham beach state park nearby. An amazing experience, requiring at least half a day to make it worthwhile. The experience is not for everyone, though. There are very good reasons why the beach is so beautiful and wild:
- No facilities of any kind, not even port-a-potties
- A 1/2 hour to 45 minute hike which involves a significant (but not too steep) climb.
- Small parking lot which fills up quickly in high season. There's a much smaller lot right next to the beach, exclusive to renters/owners with permits from the 5-6 houses nearby.
- Hordes or mosquitoes in the marshy areas along the way. The beach itself is usually breezy enough for them not pose a problem once you arrive.
I won't deduct any stars because of any of the above inconveniences - that's simply mother nature. If you want to enjoy it, come prepared. Arrive early, bring plenty of insect repellent, carry all of your food and beverages, don't wear flip-flops on the trail, and be OK with taking care of your bathroom needs in the woods.
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