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Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area

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A nice walk to a beautiful secluded beach!

Yes, bring your bug spray for the 40 minute walk/hike in, but the beach is well worth it! There is... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Rochester, New York
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This is a nice conservation area with a secluded beach at the end of a 2-mile hike. The hike and... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Phippsburg, Maine
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Yes, bring your bug spray for the 40 minute walk/hike in, but the beach is well worth it! There is a beautiful overlook about half way, that provides a panoramic view of the land and ocean. The path is a one lane road, paved in...More

1  Thank kristent345
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a nice conservation area with a secluded beach at the end of a 2-mile hike. The hike and are are part of the trip, not just the destination. It is carried in/carry out and limited access. When the parking lot is full, it's...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Easy walk/ hike uphill on a road for 2 miles and you end up at a secluded beach! Very pretty but on the way back we got attached by mosquitos. I had over 70 bites. We used these bug spray wipes that we bought from...More

2  Thank Cait M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A bit of a hunt, but a great, isolated location for thinking, writing, painting. A private parking lot greets visitors, who then have a ways to walk in to the ocean. LOVELY spot!

Thank Laura P
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Reality check: long & beautiful walk. Carry in ~ carry out. No restroom facilities. When parking lot is full not entrance possible ~ a well-managed wildlife sanctuary. If you are put off by this, go to Popham Beach State Park....it's just down the coast &...More

Thank Sydney M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Great but two miles in and out. Buggy. Worth it once there. Bring what you need to enjoy and get there early. Watch tides. Like popham but more quiet. Beach looks like it had gold flecks. Free as well people super nice

Thank b w
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Have hiked this area for a few years. I was spellbound the first time when we arrived at the beach! This area is gorgeous. ...so unspoiled. This is a wonderful place to spend a day outside!

Thank mandy292016
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

If busy day and parking lot full, host will turn you away at parking lot, as management of the wildlife sanctuary prefers limited use. Come early in day or off season. This place illustrates the wisdom of preservation in the near wild of earth's most...More

Thank NHTraveler37
Reviewed August 17, 2017

2 mile easy scenic hike through woodlands and marshes to beautiful scenic beach adjacent to Popham Beach (the best and most scenic beach in Maine). Talk time to enjoy the beach before returning to a typical Maine village, Phippsburg and the city of Bath with...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I am from SC and think that our beaches are pretty fantastic, but this beach was one of the biggest, flattest, great to walk...and fun to hike to!

Thank Cindy P
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May 13, 2015|
Response from Margaret C |
No they aren't. Where it is a nature conservatory, they can't have dogs running after the birds or destroying nests.