Stars Over Sand Beach

Acadia National Park


Recreation.gov fee: $1.00 per ticket, nonrefundable.

Repeating Event


Every week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday


August 21, 2020 to September 12, 2020


8:30 PM


1 hour

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program

1 hour.


Maine’s striking coastline is often admired for its rugged rocks. Relax on Acadia’s only true sand beach with uninterrupted views of the night sky while Park Rangers share significant stories to help discover the intricacies of the stars.  

Acadia's Sand Beach, located just off the Park Loop Road, is a unique and exceptionally dark location for stargazing. Come join rangers as they share the natural history, inspiring stories, and an orientation to the night skies of Down East Maine. 

Sand Beach is not handicapped-accessible. Bring a towel or chair and dress warmly. Please limit the use of flashlights and use the red light setting when possible. Bring bug spray as there are insects on the beach.

Space is limited and reservations are required.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Reservations are available through Recreation.gov. Primary Booking Window: One third (25) of the tickets will be available 90 days in advance at 10 a.m. ET. Secondary Booking Window: Tickets are also available three days in advance at 10 a.m. ET on a rolling daily window. Example: On May 31 at 10 a.m. ET, tickets will be available for June 3; on June 1 at 10 a.m. ET tickets will be available for June 4.
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