Seal Harbor, Maine, located on the southeastern quadrant of Mount Desert Island, is part of the municipality of Mount Desert, one of the four official townships on the island (Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont). Mount Desert covers 25,699 acres and has an approximate population of 2,109 (per 2000 census). The harbor itself is quite beautiful with the various sailing and motor craft moored there. There is a good sized public sand beach with parking and bathroom facilities. Be sure to read the History page to get an idea how the area was formed.
Seal Harbor, has become one of the desired summering places of many of the privileged “rich and famous.” The remote feel and serene setting combine with the rugged Maine coast and great seafood for an alluring attraction. You will find several striking mansions, or “summer cottages” as the wealthy may refer to them, in many coastal sections, some perched high upon cliffs overlooking the ocean below.
There are a few ways to get to Seal Harbor. One is via Route 3 heading south from Bar Harbor. Another is the Park Loop Road. There is a turn-off south of Jordan Pond. Another way is through Northeast Harbor on the west side. Acadia National Park land surrounds the village.
One special spot you may like to stop and explore more is Little Long Pond. As you are heading west from Seal Harbor village, on your right will be an opening with a view of a small pond with mountains in the distance.
Photos: Sunrise with Tree | Long Pond Sunrise | Sunrise Reflections
The Free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus Service makes regular (in season) stops at the Seal Harbor Beach. (Refer to their # 5 Jordan Pond Route.) The bus also stops at the Bar Harbor Village Green.
The postal zip code for Seal Harbor is 04675.
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