Seawall has more for you to enjoy than the name might imply. If you notice its location on the map, you will see that it is on the southern part of Mount Desert Island, facing the open ocean to the south and Great Cranberry Island to the east. It got its name simply because it is a naturally formed seawall of granite, loose boulders and rocks with some places almost appearing as if it is bleached white. What is really impressive is how many of these rocks and boulders there are. Literally millions of them form a high ridge of sorts that you can drive your vehicle on and park as you watch the waves.
The vantage point provided here gives one the impression that they are on their own private island, overlooking the wide ocean. Of course, and by all means, you may want to take a walk and get a closer look - and you should. This is a very peaceful and inviting place. There are a few picnic tables and a restroom facility as well.
The image at the top of this page shows a sunrise that was captured with Great Cranberry Island in the distance. Early morning is a great time of day to try and be here and there are many opportunities for capturing some nice images to show friends and family as you may discover at the links below or throughout this page.
Photos: Reflections | Wave | Sunrise | Peaceful | Camping | Firewood | Amphitheater
There is a very popular Acadia National Park campground close by, just on the other side of Route 102A that brings you here. Seawall Campground caters to tents and RV's and recently began accepting reservations at 1-877-444-6777. If interested in staying at the campground but you have not made reservations, you must plan on being there very early in the morning with your fingers crossed.
There are several other places you may like to learn more about and see while here including the Bass Harbor Head Light, Bass Harbor, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and Wonderland Trail.
The Free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus Service makes regular (in season) stops at the Seawall Campground. (Refer to their #7 Southwest Harbor Route.) This bus also makes regular seasonal stops at the Bar Harbor Village Green so, even if staying in Bar Harbor, you have free transportation to Seawall. This same route also includes Somesville, Echo Lake, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, and Bernard.
Seawall Campground Entrance GPS: Latitude 44.240444; Longitude -68.304272
Seawall Picnic Area GPS: Latitude 44.237646; Longitude -68.302139
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