Maine's Coastal Marine Geology

Virtual Tour

  • Our virtual tour is a series of photos which portray Maine's beaches, dunes, bluffs, and coastal environments.

Field Localities

  • Originally published on the web as the Survey's "Site of the Month," these sites include more detailed descriptions of geologic features, field trips, and localities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fact Sheets and Slide Shows

Geologic Maps and Digital Data

Related Reading

Beaches, Dunes, Coastal Barriers

Climate Change

Coastal Bluffs

  • Coastal Bluffs of New England - by J. T. Kelley, excerpt from USGS Professional Paper 1693 - Formation, Evolution, and Stability of Coastal Cliffs- Status and Trends (PDF format, 2.5 MB)

Gulf of Maine

Sea-Level Rise

Weather, Waves, and Tides

Last updated on November 30, 2022