There are few accessible sandy beaches on this part of the Maine coast mostly because of the rocky shore line. If you are looking to take a refreshing dip in the cooling waters of Penobscot Bay during your vacation stay in Camden, then Laite Memorial Beach near downtown Camden along Bay View Street is a good choice. A small narrow pebble beach with free public access and somewhat limited parking, this is an active and thriving area where different activities are offered. You can view Camden Harbor from Laite Beach as well as the Camden Hills and Mount Battie in the background. With its everchanging beach width because of the tides, the beach provides a good venue for kids to explore the beach's shore line for sea shells, snails and crabs. During the summer, there is a swimming platform anchored a 100 feet offshore for those who do not mind swimming in the brisk cool waters of the Atlantic ocean.
Children will have the most fun in Laite Memorial Beach because of the welcoming grassy park area with swings. The Children’s Amphitheater also offers different activities for children during the summer. The park has bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and grills. Laite Beach is the perfect place for the whole family, especially after a hot summer's day of sightseeing and shopping in the local Camden area.