Biddeford Pool is a small coastal community just 85 miles north of Boston and five miles from downtown Biddeford.
The village of Biddeford Pool has a local post office and Goldthwaite's, a charming general store stocked full of specialty wines, artisanal snacks, and just about everything else in between. It is just a short walk from the beach to their back patio where you can take in the view of Saco Bay while enjoying a fantastic meal. They offer the freshest lobster to eat in or take out. You also won’t want to miss the charming souvenirs, gifts and local art at Between the Tides gift shop.
Biddeford Pool Beach lies at the eastern end of a two- mile long stretch of sandy beach that starts at Fortunes Rocks Beach to the west. The continuous expanse of sand is perfect for swimming, surfing, building sandcastles, casting for fish, strolling or just relaxing with a good book. The city-owned public beach offers parking, restrooms and a bathhouse for changing. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally. Parking is by permit only. Permits are available online or at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.
North of the public beach you will find the rocky coast of Biddeford Pool which is great for exploring tidal pools. Take a stroll on the Audubon Trail on East Point where you will be sure to find great birdwatching regardless of the season. You will also find great views of Wood Island Lighthouse, which you can visit in July and August by signing up for a tour here.
Across from the beach is the "Pool side." It is a saltwater pool perfect for kayaking or paddleboarding as the waters are generally calm. The homes on this side of the Pool have dedicated access to the beach.
Latitude: 43.4428 Longitude: -70.3402