With its thousands of acres of marsh and preserved land, Wells is a great place to spend a lot of time outdoors. Nearly 7 miles of sand stretch along the boundaries of Wells, making beach-going a prime occupation. Tidal pools sheltered by rocks are filled with all manner of creatures awaiting discovery. During the summer season, a pay-and-display metered (no quarters, receipt goes on dashboard) parking system is in place at the public beaches, but the summer trolley serves Crescent Beach, along Webhannet Drive, and Wells Beach at the end of Mile Road off U.S. 1. There is another metered lot but no trolley stop at the north end of Atlantic Avenue, which runs north along the shore from the end of Mile Road. Stretching north from the jetty at Wells Harbor is Drakes Island Beach (end of Drakes Island Road off U.S. 1). Lifeguards are on hand at all the beaches, and all have public restrooms.
Wheels and Waves. Rent bikes, surfboards, wet suits, boogie boards, kayaks, and all sorts of outdoor gear at Wheels and Waves. 365 Post Rd., (U.S. 1), Wells, ME, 04090. 207/646–5774. www.wheelsnwaves.com.
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