Beach Rules & Tips

"The Law of the Land"

Even in paradise, there are few rules. Fortunately, at Higgins Beach, there aren't too many of them.

There is No Parking on any street year round except in the spaces designated for parking on Bayview.

Summer Dog Rules
From May 15 to Labor Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. no dogs on beach; from sunrise to 9 a.m. dogs ok on leash or voice control; after 5 p.m. to sunset dogs ok only on leash. Look for posted red signs indicating restricted areas.

From April 1 to Labor Day, dogs are not allowed in restricted beach area between Champion Street and the Spurwink River.

Off-Season Dog Rules
From after Labor Day to May 14: on leash between 1-3 p.m. Dogs ok all other hours on voice control.

No Surfing 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 to Sept 15.
And remember, the beach doesn't clean itself... Please pick up after your pets and carry out your trash!

Striper Regulations
Download the latest State of Maine Striped Bass Regulations (PDF)

We Support Maine Healthy Beaches

Let's Keep Maine Beaches Healthy: We're all in this together and Higgins Beach deserves our respect and protection. Please pitch in and carry out what you carry in.

Check out the Higgins Beach Status and Data and learn more about Maine Healthy Beaches.