Hermit Island: Camp, Swim, Kayak & Explore!

Summer & Fall: Hermit Island is on the tip of the Phippsburg peninsula and if you have never been there now is the time to explore this beautiful spot. Hermit Island Campground was just voted Maine’s “Best Salt-water Campground” and once you go visit it is easy to see why. The island itself is a great combination of grassy dunes, lightly wooded space and white sandy beach. The entire beach area runs about 1.5 miles and you will find prime camping spots located just footsteps from the powdery sand. The Island itself is comprised of beach and rocks that make for great spots to kick back and take in the 360 degree view of the Atlantic sprawled out before you. The campground offers wooded sites if you are not into being at the waters’ edge. In addition to great sites, you have the opportunity to enjoy some fun amenities especially if you are going to be camping with kids. There is the famous “Kelp Shed” which offers visitors a place to hang out and play some pool, video games or enjoy a fire on the rainy days. In addition they have a great snack bar that offers anything from French fries to cold ice cream. You can buy fire wood right on site to enjoy in your fire pit and there are bathrooms and showers scattered around the campground. Hermit Island is very close to Morse Mountain which is a great spot to explore for an afternoon. A nice hike through Morse Mountain leads you to a secluded and very scenic beach area. In addition, Bath is not too far down the road where you can replenish supplies or even go grab something to eat if you aren’t in the mood to cook. Hermit Island is a great spot to check out and if you are looking for camping oceanside, can’t be beat!