Pott’s Point Preserve
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.
Pott’s Point Preserve was acquired by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust with donations from members of the Pott’s Point Road Association.
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Parking for Pott’s Point Preserve is located at the southern end of Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell. From the intersection of Rt 123 and Bath Rd at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, follow Rt 123 south 13.9 miles to the end of Rt 123. Park by the side of the road, but please do not block access to any buildings or businesses or the town landing. Walk along private Pott’s Point Rd to the Preserve. You may also walk along the shore below the high tide line.
- 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.
- Hunting is allowed. Wear blaze orange and take appropriate safety precautions during hunting season.
- Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.
- No trap, float or boat storage.
- Power driven mobility devices are not allowed.
- Click here to download a preserve brochure.
- Read Jamie Pacheco’s post: Flashback to Fantasy Land.
- Read Ed Robinson’s article: A Slice of Paradise.