Popham Beach is just one of the many historic and beautiful points of interest in our area.  Below are several surrounding towns with links and info on what to do while you're on vacation here in Mid-Coast Maine. 

Popham Beach Information


Surrounding Towns




Locale of the first attempted English settlement on our northeast coast where America's first transatlantic trader was built (1607), this old Maine town, incorporated in 1814, is a forested peninsula thrusting into the Atlantic less than halfway up Maine's long coastline.  Easily accessible from U.S. 1, it lies between the Kennebec River and Casco Bay in one of the nation's most historically significant and scenically beautiful coastal areas.

Albert F. Totman Library
28 Parker Head Road
Phippsburg ME 04562
(207) 389-2309

Morse's Mountain Sanctuary
Route #209 to #216
Small Point, Phippsburg.
Open dawn to dusk, beautiful 2 mile walk through the forest to the ocean.

Phippsburg Historical Society
Parker Head Road
Phippsburg Center.
Open summer weekdays 2-4 and by appointment.




Nestled along the sparkling Kennebec River, this small jewel of a city is an old seafaring town, and recently deemed one of the best small cities in America!  Her recorded maritime history began only 12 miles down the Kennebec when 400 years ago the first ship built by settlers in the New World was launched.  Shipyards once lined the river’s edge and Bath-built vessels sailed the seas of the world.

Bath has sailed into the present bringing a taste of her history with her and is now home of the world-class shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.  At the south end of the city the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum is often visited by Tall Ships. Downtown Bath has a unique mix of shops, restaurants and services.  The 19th century brick buildings and narrow streets have the charm of childhood revisited…a slower pace and a friendly pedestrian atmosphere.  The City’s tree-lined avenues are graced by humble and grand examples of classic American architecture.  Below are a few points of interest you may like to visit while you enjoy your stay.  Bath is only 8 miles north of Phippsburg.

Chocolate Church Arts Center
798 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 442-8455
website: http://www.chocolatechurcharts.org

Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316
website: http://www.bathmaine.com

Patten Free Library
33 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-5141
website: http://www.patten.lib.me.us





Brunswick is at the center of the "ancient region of Pejepscot," an area it now shares with the towns of Topsham and Harpswell.   The word itself is believed to be the name of a local tribe who lived in the area prior to the arrival of white settlers. Living in seasonal villages on the falls, on Mere Point, and elsewhere on Maquoit Bay, the people probably moved inland to better hunting and trapping areas during the winter.  Brunswick is the home of renowned Bowdoin College.  There is an eclectic variety of shops, restaurants, and points of interest in this city.  Below are a few points of interest you may like to visit while you enjoy your stay.  Brunswick is only 16 miles from Phippsburg.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Bowdoin Campus
Open 10-5, Tues-Sat., 2-5 Sun. No admission charge.

Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum
Hubbard Hall
Bowdoin Campus
Open 10-5, Tues-Sat., 2-5 Sun.

Pejepscot Museum
159 Park Row
(207) 729-6606
Open Year Round 9-5, Thursdays 9-8

Thomas Point Beach
Take Thomas Point Road at Cook's Corner
(207) 725-6009
website: www.thomaspointbeach.com

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