Sand Beach, Great Head and surroundings

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Sand beach

After my earlier mountain hike today, I decided to take it a bit more easy for the remainder of the day. I headed out to one of the few sandy beaches in the National Park, very aptly named "Sand beach".

Sand Beach is a broad sandy beach surrounded by the mighty Maine rocks coast scenery. In order to get to the beach one has to descent about 8 meters. There is water at both sides of the beach, at one side, of course the Atlantic Ocean, and just behind the beach is a little lake that flows into the sea via a stream on the beach.

At the other landside it is bordered by a little peninsula "Great Head" which immediately rises up to about 45 meters (150 ft) above sea level, so far, for a take it easy hike, but still nice. There used to be a tower with an observatory, salon, and tea room at this site, owned by Louisa Saterlee, the daughter of the famous New York Banker, J.

Nice waves at Sand Beach
P. Morgan. The structure was burnt down completely by the huge 1947 wildfire that burnt a huge part of the park and seriously hurt Bar Harbor. The Morgans donated Great Head afterwards to the park. Nowadays the stone remains of the house are still visible.

After my visit here I stopped at some other parts along the park loop and finally called it a day, for a well deserved and delicious meal at Geddy's in Bar Harbor, one of the few restaurants that were open.

More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.

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Sand beach
Sand beach
Nice waves at Sand Beach
Nice waves at Sand Beach
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
The remains of the tea room / towe…
The remains of the tea room / tow…
Sand Beach seen from Great head pe…
Sand Beach seen from Great head p…
Fresh water flowing over the beach…
Fresh water flowing over the beac…
Fresh water flowing over the beach…
Fresh water flowing over the beac…
Fresh water flowing over the beach…
Fresh water flowing over the beac…
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
Sand Beach, completely empty! How …
Sand Beach, completely empty! How…
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
Great Head seen from Sand Beach
Nice waves at Sand Beach
Nice waves at Sand Beach
Near Sand Beach, real Maine cliffs
Near Sand Beach, real Maine cliffs
Sand Beach - Acadia National Park - ME
photo by: mdalamers