Today we spent some time at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
A beach less than 1000 feet long, nestled between mountains and rock bound shores.
The sand here is actually made up of fine shell fragments created by the pounding surf.
There have been scenes from a few movies filmed here.
The water temperature in the summer rarely rises above 55 degrees F. When our girls were young, we would all hold hands and then run wildly into the surf screaming at the top of our lungs. Except for Henri. He would just watch us from the beach and shake his head.
So there's not a whole lot of swimming that happens here.
This beach also has sand dunes. The mountain in the background is known as the Beehive Trail. A short, but strenuous hike that will find you pulling yourself up via iron rings embedded in the rock as you peer below at sheer drop offs down a rocky cliff. You never forget climbing this one.
This is the scene from where we approached the beach today from a parking lot trail that leads here.
Such a fun time we had today, and we didn't even get our feet wet either!