Nature preserve Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area

Nature preserve Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, 372 Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, United States: 83 reviews of users and employees, detailed information about the address, opening hours, location on the map, attendance, photos, menus, phone number and a huge amount of other detailed and useful information
Address: 372 Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, United States
Website: bates.edu
Phone number: +1 207-786-6202

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David Ford
Beautiful 2 mile walk to the Seawall Beach! Stroller friendly. We found sand dollars on the beach and also spotted a whale not too far out. Gorgeous spot!
8 months ago
Bridget Giles
Great hike on a trail that was previously a road. Seawall Beach is a beautiful secluded area that is accessible only to walkers unless you happen to have a permit pass for parking in the lot near the beach, which seems to be restricted to local beach house owners. Be sure to arrive early as parking is limited and access is closed once the parking lot is full.
9 months ago
Fernando Jantarada
The semi-private Seawall Beach is, bar none, the most pristine and unspoiled I've ever had the pleasure to access in New England. It's almost a polar opposite of the sometimes overcrowded Popham beach state park nearby. An amazing experience, requiring at least half a day to make it worthwhile. The experience is not for everyone, though. There are very good reasons why the beach is so beautiful and wild: - No facilities of any kind, not even port-a-potties - A 1/2 hour to 45 minute one-way hike with a significant, but not too steep, climb. - Small parking lot that fills up quickly (by 10:30-11am) in high season. There's a much smaller lot right next to the beach, exclusive to renters/owners with permits from the 5-6 houses nearby. - Mosquitoes in the marshy areas along the way during bug season. The beach itself is usually breezy enough for them not pose a problem once you arrive. I won't deduct any stars because of any of the above inconveniences - that's simply mother nature. If you want to enjoy it, come prepared. Arrive early, bring insect repellent, carry all of your food and beverages, don't wear flip-flops on the trail, and be OK with taking care of your bathroom needs in the woods.
10 months ago
Diane Hartley
Good walk to a great beach! Beautiful coast that is not crowded. Worth it.
8 months ago
Domingo Alvarado
Was a great hike to the beach! Brought my 2 young children 3 and 5 and it was a slow pace but they walked the entire way in and out and a good ways down the beach. Was there a total of about 3 hrs. Bring water and snacks to keep little ones going!
6 months ago
Walter Smith
Popham gets a lot of credit but this place provides a beautiful (free!) hike to the beach. The parking lot is small but you can get a spot there pretty reliably in the winter. Not sure about summer. Also, there are no bathrooms or water fountains at the trailhead or at the beach. The trail is actually a two-track that is partially paved in some areas. You pass a few residential places but it doesn’t detract from the scenery. Some of our favorite parts along the hike were the open views over the salt marshes; super cool to see their expanse! The beach is stunning when you arrive, approximately 25-40 minutes for average hikers. Take your time exploring the shore. There are restricted areas to help conserve this natural landscape; stay off the cliffs and walk along the shoreline. It stretches a long ways at low tide! In the spring and summer, this seems to be a great spot to watch migrating birds (including sandpipers and wimbrels). We will definitely be back to see them!
7 months ago
Tiffany
This is a BEAUTIFUL hike with a big beach at the end. There is a ton of sand, so you can walk out very far into the water and look at all the rocks just out from the beach. There are also a bunch of mossy cliffs along the way. The trails are smooth enough for anyone and the climbs aren't too steep. This isn't a strenuous hike, but it's a couple miles each way.
5 months ago
Salinda Howell
Nice, little hike. Gorgeous beach at the end. Highly recommended.
3 weeks ago
Eva Abaddon
What a great beach...!!! It's a little bit of a walk(+/- 40 mins...+/- 2 miles) but well worth it if you want to be alone. The beach is a couple miles long which makes it even that much more secluded. I doubt it's allowed but...if you go all the way down to the right you can go around to the back side of the dunes and do some nude sunbathing if you like. I was there for 6 hrs today(around the back side of the dunes) and never saw a soul...it's less windy back there as well. Check the tide charts before you go and try to time it so you're there at low tide....it's just amazing....You can walk about a 1/4 mile out before you get to the water. Be careful though, if you're not and the tide comes in on you, you could get stuck going cross-country through the woods to get back to the trail head...at high tide the water comes up the rocks on the left side as you exit the trail onto the beach. Even if you get caught by the tide it's no a big deal to get back to the trail...???? Anyone who is looking for solitude or alone time or just wants to go for a low impact hike followed by a nice barefoot walk on a deserted beach, this is a great place to check out
7 months ago
Linette Swayne
Hike is great. Beach is great.
8 months ago
William Cones
Such a great walk. Ocean is your reward at end. Seawall beach
4 months ago
Jaci Mennenga
One of my favorite hikes/beaches in Maine!
10 months ago
Cristopher Ceniceros
A magical place
6 months ago
Arthur Hicks
Have been going here since I was very young. A lovely walk out to the beach.
7 months ago
milena star
Beautiful hiking spot. Arrive early to get a parking spot. Once the lot is full they turn people away. Unfortunately there are no bathrooms on the trail, at the trail head, or at the beach.
8 months ago
Braxton Tate
A good 30 minute walk (Just under 2 miles) to the beach. Lovely beach and salt marsh/bog. Beware the green heads!
7 months ago
Brit Feaster
I work on Morse mountain! And been hiking the mountain all my life, it's a special place unlike any other????
8 months ago
Steven R
This is the best spot in Maine. I've been taking my children there for 17years now. No dogs allowed and limited parking. Worth waiting for a parking spot
6 months ago
Michael Walz
This is such a beautiful park and I'm glad we decided to visit during our holiday. Be prepared for a long walk to the beach, but it is worth every minute. The path to the beach goes up and over a large hill. We visited with my parents, who are both in their seventies, and they found this section a bit challenging. You should also apply lots of insect repellent because the mosquitos are very aggressive! Those issues aside we loved every minute here. It is worth taking the path to the summit as the view from the top is fantastic. The beach is also gorgeous. The long walk deters noisy crowds and we found that even though we visited on a hot summer day the beach was mostly deserted. There are acres of soft sand and the swimming was good. Highly recommended!
7 months ago
James Allen
Great place for a walk that isn't too strenuous. Beautiful views
6 months ago
Dee Smith
Best to arrive early during the summer months, or you may find yourself waiting a while for a spot. It's a small lot with a parking attendant, and no street parking outside the lot. Well worth the wait, though! Less of a hike and more of a walk on a well-established path to a gorgeous beach.
8 months ago
Johnathan Norris
I love Morse mountain, this is a magical place almost identical to popham beach in length and width and believe it or not Morse beach is actually just next to popham, with a river separating them. It is a 2 mile hike so be ready for a lot of walking but the view is fantastic. Last time I went I swam against big waves, found some really neat shells and even saw seals. I will go again, and I recommend anyone to go check it out, parking can be limited so try to go earlier. This is what I consider one of the most amazing places in southern Maine.
7 months ago
Matthew Mahood
Such a peaceful experience. The parking can hold between 40-50 vehicles depending on how close they may park. The place is free but they do have a box for donations. No pets are allowed. No vehicles or bicycles. Only foot traffic. It is 2 miles from the parking area to the beach.
8 months ago
Sarah Everitt
Love this hike!
6 months ago
Mary Wedlund
Fantastic hiking place with gorgeous beach. Wonderful place. Sand looks like diamonds glistening in it. Just beautiful.
8 months ago
Krzysztof Danielewicz
One of our favorite local get a ways with minimal cell service..... Perfect ....
7 months ago
O O
Nice walk on a dirt and tarred rd with a nice viee.
9 months ago
Petr Martinec
Coastal Beach preserve with lots of rules to protect it. If the parking lot is full, you must leave. Gorgeous
4 months ago
Dina Grokop
Beautiful space. Well kept and quiet
4 weeks ago
Kazim Walji
Wonderful hike. Easy for beginners like me. Plus, the view is amazing -- both from the hill and from sea.
4 weeks ago
Abay Arystangaliyev
Be prepared for a lot of mosquitoes but very beautiful
8 months ago
Anita Issa
Hiking it in the winter is a much different experience, and a great workout!
10 months ago
Justin Pedersen
Couple miles each way. Great hike with ocean treat at end.
1 month ago
Trina Buford
Beautiful views and wonderful hike through the woods to a breathtaking beach
10 months ago
Matthew Rellin
Absolutely beautiful!! Great hike in to beach breath taking views
1 week ago
Sally Spectra
One of our favorite hidden treasures
4 weeks ago
Casey McNally
Awesome place!
6 months ago
Jessica Roussis
Been walking there for 50 years
9 months ago
Dohn Joe
Beautiful, quiet beach.
8 months ago
Nathanael Billow
Beautiful spot and hike
7 months ago
kris king
Heaven on earth
10 months ago
Bernado Theosmy
Limited parking, but great views.
10 months ago
Marilyn Rotondella
Great nature reserve!
2 months ago
DaGingerBreadMan
Awesome
4 weeks ago
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