Summer Season/ Hours
Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Sept 30 unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee charged. Please note that the nature center and other facilities may close earlier than the park grounds. Call the park for current hours and nature center days and hours: (207) 283-0067. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season.
A stand of tupelo (black gum) trees, rare at this latitude, can be seen in this 100-acre area, which offers a sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point.
Long before highways were common north of Boston, beaches provided travelers relatively safe and easy transportation routes. A ferry crossing at nearby Saco River served beach travelers, and thus Ferry Beach State Park received its name.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at pretty picnic areas and hike or bike beautiful, extensive pine needle covered nature trails. Play, swim, picnic and sun on the beach. A nature center providing guided nature programs, restrooms and changing room are available.
Just 5 minutes from downtown Old Orchard Beach. Off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco.