We continued walking down to Sand Beach. Â The entire walk was only about a mile, but there was a lotÂ to see and we took our time. Â I noticed the leaves were starting to change colors and collected a few of the prettier ones.
Sand beach is one of the few sandy beaches in Maine. Â According to the ranger, in the winter, the sand is washed away, and there is a huge gap between the last step to the beach. Â Come spring, the ocean brings the sand in again.
We learned that the water rarely gets above 55 degrees F. so it is chilly year round. Â However, it is a lot of fun to play in! The kids squealed and laughed as the cold waves crashed around their legs. Â The waves started rises higher and no one had clothes to change into, except Megan who wore her shorts under her pants. Â We did not want cold, wet children, so we reluctantly decided to leave after playing awhile.
As we walked back, the heavy fog started to lift. Â As the fog lifted, many people started arriving and the mostly empty beach started to fill up for the day.