Local Natural Wonders - Day 47
Local Natural Wonders - Day 47 - Pott’s Point Preserve in Harpswell, Maine
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. 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 (Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.)
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Parking for Potts 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 Potts Point Rd to the Preserve. You may also walk along the shore below the high tide line.