Reid Beach State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Beach Conditions

July 7, 2024 | 11:50 AM | Griffith Head Parking lot is currently full. East Beach and Todd's Point Parking are still open. Wait times for entrance are currently averaging 15 minutes.

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Located at 441 Seguinland Rd. in Georgetown, 14 miles south of Route 1 (Lat. 43.789018, Lon. -69.722351), Reid State Park features nearly two miles of sand beaches, dunes, marshes, ledges and ocean, plus a saltwater lagoon for swimming. Facilities include bathhouses with fresh water rinse-off showers and picnic areas with charcoal grills. A secluded group shelter is available by reservation only; call the park at (207) 371-2303 for more information or to reserve the shelter.

See the current weather and tide links in the right column under Related Links.

Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate.
Fee collected year-round at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Winter Note: Todd’s Point parking lot cannot be accessed by vehicle during the winter. However, you are welcome to walk Todd’s Point Road or park at at the Griffith Head parking lot and then walk down Mile Beach to the Todd’s Point Parking area.

Be Shark Smart

Shark sightings are becoming more frequent in Maine and New England. Learn how to be shark smart this summer while visiting coastal beaches. This video, produced to to raise awareness and help people and white sharks co-exist peacefully, was developed by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachucetts Division of Marine Fishers, and officials from Cape Cod and South Shore towns.

Be Shark Smart to stay safe and to protect wildlife:

  • Follow lifeguard instructions, signs, and warning flags.
  • Be aware that sharks hunt for seals in shallow water.
  • Stay close to shore where rescuers can reach you.
  • Swim, paddle, kayak, and surf in groups; and avoid splashing.
  • Avoid seals and schools of fish.
  • Avoid murky or low-visibility water.

To learn more about white shark research and to download the Sharktivity App, visit

Activities Listing

Swimming & Surfing

  • Swimmers are strongly encouraged to stay within the lifeguarded areas.
  • Lifeguards are on duty mid-June to mid-August.
  • Swimming has right-of-way over all other water use, however do stay alert to your surroundings and the other recreational activities, as well as changing weather and wave conditions.
  • Inexperienced swimmers and children should use extra caution and have experienced swimmers with them. Remember that shallow water can still be of danger and have strong currents too. Consider practicing skills at the saltwater lagoon before swimming in the ocean.
  • The use of floating devices, face masks or snorkels is prohibited at surf beaches. Scuba diving may be allowed by permit obtained at the park. Please speak with park staff if you have questions.
  • Know what to do if caught in a rip current; swim parallel to the shore until you clear the outward pull of the rip, then swim in to shore.
  • Check the current weather and tide information by using the links found in the right column of this page under Related Links; stay alert to conditions when you visit as they can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous.
  • Sandy beach at oceanfront swimming area; plus saltwater lagoon for swimming.
  • Wheelchair accessible. Beach wheelchair available pending availability on a first come, first served basis.
  • Surfers frequent Reid; experienced surfers especially enjoy winter surfing.



  • Are allowed on the beach from October 1 through March 31; riders must call ahead for specific rules. Call (207) 371-2303.
  • Horses are not allowed at any time on boardwalks or dunes.
  • Riders must clean up after their horses immediately.
  • Access for equestrians is at Todd's Point only.




Winter Recreation

  • Groomed cross-country skiing, when conditions permit, are provided on nearly 5 miles of groomed trails.

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