Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

One Shell of a Find!

  • Like us on Facebook!

  • Come Join Us! Treasure Hunters

  • Copyright Notice

    The contents of this site are copyright Beach Treasures And Treasure and may not be copied or used without written permission from the Beach Treasures And Treasure Beaches staff. The posts may be quoted in part, so long as credit is given where it is due and so long as you link the quote back to this page. Thank you kindly for your cooperation and for your interest in our passion for beaches.
    ©2011-2020 Beach Treasures And Treasure
    All Rights Reserved.

  • Disclaimer

    Links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience to users; Beach Treasures And Treasure does not control or endorse their content.

Cross Country Skiing on the Beach ~ Crescent Beach State Park, Maine

Posted by Jody on February 3, 2012

The idea of grabbing cross country skis and heading to the seashore has never actually crossed my mind, until today! Yet, Mainers and visitors to the Pine Tree State can do just that.  Cross country skiing on the beach sounds like an awesome day to me.  Break out the sunscreen and hand me those poles!  I have something new to add to my bucket list!

The State of Maine has about 3,478 miles of coastal shoreline — shore that is influenced by the tides, that is. Granted, an awful lot of Maine’s coast is rockbound.  But Crescent Beach State Park, on the southern Atlantic coast of Maine, is just right for winter walks, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Sunrise, Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Photo by Erin McDaniel/Wikimedia Commons)

Located in Cape Elizabeth, about a 15 to 20 minute drive south of Portland, Crescent Beach State Park is open to vehicles from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. According to the Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands, “The park’s signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing, where relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming and boating a pleasure. A few feet from the crowded summer sands are trails for walking and nature watching.”


During the winter months, when the park is closed to vehicles, hikers and cross country skiers can still enter this beautiful beach park, via a pedestrian entrance, to enjoy the serene meadows, woods, trails, and beach.  With amazing views of the Maine coastline, 243 acre Crescent Beach State Park has a lot to discover.

I can hear it now. “Pack your long johns, Honey. We’re going to the beach!”

Here’s a related link if you’d like to read more about cross country skiing at Crescent Beach State ParkThe Maine coast in winter: Beach. Surf. Sand… and skiing.

Have a great day at the beach!  ~ Please pass the hot chocolate. ~

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: