Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center

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walking on pemaquid beach

With only a small percentage of the Maine coast comprised of sandy beach, and most of that located south of Reid State Park in Georgetown, Pemaquid Beach Park in the heart of mid-coast Maine is a unique natural asset.

nature center programs - a diver holding a sea creature

diving show-n-tell

Pemaquid Beach Interpretive Guide

Ecology of the beach is complex and fascinating! Take a look at Pemaquid Beach Interpretive Guide (also available at the Nature Center).

nature center workshop

geology workshop on Pemaquid Beach

Touch Tank Tuesdays

Enjoy a touch tank on Tuesdays in July and August from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., courtesy of the Gulf of Maine Foundation and Darling Marine Center.  The touch tank allows you to experience first-hand many of the animals and plants that inhabit our coastal waters.  Participants are encouraged to enjoy gentle handling of the creatures, observation, drawing, and discussion. There is a period from 11:30 to noon of “quiet no-touch time” to give the critters a rest. Sponsored by The Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund.

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Joan and Diane at Beachcombers' Rest

Beachcombers’ Rest founders, the late Joan Lyford and former Bristol resident Diane Perry.

584 Main Street • PO Box 552 • Damariscotta, Maine 04543
207-563-2196 •
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