Potts Point Preserve

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

If you love exploring the ocean shoreline, this tiny preserve has just about everything you could want. There are extensive tide pools to explore, a gravel beach and dramatic views of Casco Bay. Standing at the southern tip of the preserve, you can enjoy an unparalleled view of a number of the islands that make Casco Bay so special including: Haskell, Pinkham, Bailey, Upper Flag, Thrumcap, and Eagle Islands.

Tide pools along the shoreline teem with life. You might be able to spot barnacles, oysters, crabs, shrimp, periwinkles, hermit crabs, star fish, sea urchins and the occasional lobster or squid. All live in these small pools, surviving the cycle of the tides and nestled within a bed of assorted seaweeds and kelp. This is a great place to explore with your family, relax on the beach, take a swim or read a good book. Potts Point Preserve was acquired by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust with donations from members of the Potts Point Road Association.

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Parking for Potts Point Preserve is limited and requires you to walk around half a mile along a quiet road to reach the preserve. Please park across the street from 1965 Harpswell Neck Road in the head-in parking at the town’s public wharf. From the intersection of Rt 123 and Bath Rd at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, follow Rt 123 south 13.5 miles to the wharf parking. Please do not block access to any residences or businesses along Harpswell Neck Road, and please do not drive on Potts Point Road as there is no parking at the end. Walk along private Potts Point Rd to its end and then follow a short trail to the preserve.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Carry in, carry out.
  • Pedestrian use only.
  • No open fires.
  • No camping.
  • Dogs must be under owner control and not bother wildlife, neighbors or other users.
  • Dogs must be on leash while on private Pott’s Point Road.
  • Carry out all dog waste.
  • No hunting or discharge of firearms.
  • Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.
  • No trap, float or boat storage.
  • Power driven mobility devices are not allowed.