Maine, where “No Trespassing” means “You’ve Found the Beach”
There’s not a lot going on in Jonesboro, so when I have free time and don’t feel like taking a nap, I head to the beach! Usually I’ve been hitting up Roque Bluffs for my sun ‘n’ sand time, but I’m starting to branch out a bit these days. One thing I’ve noticed about Maine is that the beaches are tucked away, out of sight. If you don’t know a local who can tell you which dirt road to turn down and which “no trespassing” signs it’s ok to ignore, then you’re pretty much s.o.l. Thankfully, I have the Roos family!
Kim gave me directions to Sandy River Beach and I scoped it out on a warm, sunny day last week. What a gorgeous spot! Fine sand with a crispy crust that my toes punched through with each step, reminding me of what I imagine it feels like to walk on the moon. Plenty of shells and pebbles to sift through, too. The best part? It’s less than 10 minutes away!
A question for you Mainers: Where’s your favorite downeast beach spot?