Rules/Permits

The following rules and regulations have been established by Scarborough Beach State Park management in conjunction with the Bureau of Parks and Lands, Maine Department of Conservation.

 

FEES
Visitors shall pay any fees charged by the Park. Click here for day/season fees.


DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR
Any activities that endanger persons or property or interfere with the intended use of the facility are prohibited.


PRESERVATION
The removal, molesting, injury or damage of anything natural, physical, prehistorical, or historical within these areas is strictly prohibited except as outlined in section 19 regarding hunting and trapping.


WILD ANIMALS
Feeding or touching wild animals is prohibited. For health and safety reasons, visitors must put away food securely and leave all areas clean.


GLASS CONTAINERS
Glass containers are not allowed on the beach.


PARK HOURS
Day use areas will be open from 9:00 a.m. to one (1) hour before sunset daily, unless posted otherwise. Click here for the full schedule.


METAL DETECTORS
Use of metal detectors is by permit only which will be issued at the control station. Found items must be turned in.


ALCOHOL
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances is prohibited.


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DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, intoxication, coarse language and indecent acts is prohibited


OPEN FIRES
No fires or grills are allowed on the beach or elsewhere in the Park.


DOGS/PETS
No pets are allowed on the beach from April 1 to November 1. Pets must be on a leash and under owner control at all times, and must not be left unattended. Pet owners are required to immediately clean up any fecal deposits left by their pets.


PARKING/TRAILS
The use of all trails, roads, parking areas and other areas shall be limited to designated uses. Vehicles, including snowmobiles and ATV’s parked in unauthorized areas may be removed at the owner’s expense.


LITTERING
Littering is prohibited. Visitors shall be responsible for carrying out all their refuse.


SOLICITING
Soliciting is prohibited.


CHILD SUPERVISION
All children under the age of twelve (12) must have adult supervision.


SMOKING
There is no smoking allowed at Scarborough Beach State Park, as with all state parks.


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FLOATATION DEVICES
The use of flotation devices is allowed but requires adult supervision at all times. Body boards must have a safety strap.


SURFING
Surfing/boating at the beach requires a permit, which can be purchased at the control station. (This includes, but is not limited to, surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking etc.)


FIREARMS
Discharging of any firearm or weapon is prohibited from or within 300 feet of any picnic area, parking area, building, shelter, posted trail or other developed area.


HUNTING
Hunting and trapping shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine, the laws and rules of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Scarborough Town ordinances and the following Park rules:

  1. Hunting is not permitted between May 1 and September 30. 
  2. Trapping may take place only in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine, the laws and rules of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Town of Scarborough Ordinances. Written permission must be obtained from the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

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In addition to any criminal and civil sanctions imposed by law, the Park may evict any person violating these rules or any other State laws or regulations.