The Southern Coast

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  • 1. Nubble Light

    Historic District/Site

    On a small island just off the tip of the cape jutting dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean between Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach,...Read More

  • 2. Crescent Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Lined with summer homes, this sandy strand is busy in the summer, but the beach and the water are surprisingly clean, considering all the traffic...Read More

  • 3. Drakes Island Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Smaller and quieter than the other two beaches in Wells, Drakes Island Beach is also a little more natural, with rolling sand dunes and access...Read More

  • 4. Goose Rocks Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Three-mile-long Goose Rocks, a 10-minute drive north of town, has a good long stretch of smooth sand and plenty of shallow pools for exploring...Read More

  • 5. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At the headquarters of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which has 11 divisions from Kittery to Cape Elizabeth, is the Carson Trail...Read More

  • 6. Wells Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The northern end of a 2-mile stretch of golden sand, Wells Beach is popular with families and surfers, who line up in the swells and preen on...Read More

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