About Sagadahoc Bay Campground
$38 - $162
Sagadahoc Bay Campground is located in Maine
2 Reviews of Sagadahoc Bay Campground
What an amazing campground right on the ocean. we had such a blast here. clamming and floating in with the tide. Fresh lobsters cooked and delivered to our campsite.. Who could ask for anything more in ocean front camping
First to Review
Update: OMG, two weeks after our last visit there, the Today Show showed up and held a live show at Sagadahoc Bay! Here is an official clip. Watch the end of this other clip for the correct way to pronounce Sagadahoc LOL)
The owners Pat and Eric are super friendly and accommodating. We have been camping there for three years straight now and look forward to going back each summer.
The most unique feature of this campground happens at low tide when you can walk over a mile out towards the lighthouse on Sequin Island (https://www.seguinisland.org/)..) (You cannot actually reach the lighthouse, mind you.) Plenty of clamming and watching wild life like hermit crabs, crabs, seagulls or your dogs running in joy on the soft clay like surface. The clams there are the sweetest and most delicious I have ever tasted, not to mention freshest. Clamming license, tools for digging and even pots are available at the office. You can order lobster bake and have it delivered to your camp site for dinner. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent, too.
We love the water front sites where you can see the tides come in and out and listen to the waves. On a weekend close to Independence Day, they put on a fireworks show out in the bay at low tide. (Just go to their Facebook page to see pictures.) (Tip: We noticed that the campground cleared out a lot the days after July 4th. Very quiet and possible to go on a last minute camping trip.)
This year we camped there with our dog for the first time and it was delightful to see how much fun he had on the beach, knowing that he was welcome there. Pat even picked a quiet site (#160) for us because we were worried about him barking. And probably because there are many dogs camping there, we never see any raccoon problems at this campground.
Reed State Park (ocean swimming) and Five Islands (great views and seafood) are a short drive away. There is also a country store minutes away where you can get almost anything including hot food.
One word of advice though: It is coastal Maine and there are mean mosquitoes. My all natural bug spray which is usually strong enough for NY bugs is not effective there. So I have to go back to the basic commercial brands like Off which works for hours per spray.
The bath houses are simple but cleaned several times a day. There is no mirror in Bathhouse #2. There is a full length mirror in the toilets side in Bathhouse #1.
We have not taken advantage of that but they also have fully equipped cabins for rent.
If you have kids and dogs, this is a wonderful campground to bring them to. We love, love, love Sagadahoc Bay Campground!