3 Amazing Maine Oceanfront Campgrounds: Reviewed for you!

Imagine you step outside with a hot cup of coffee and watch the sunrise over the ocean from your campsite. Welcome to 3 amazing Maine oceanfront campgrounds. 

This post will compare Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday, Sunset Point RV Park, and Sagadahoc Bay Campground to determine the best choice for your next Maine vacation. 

If you have at least 2 weeks for a Maine vacation, I’ve also shared an itinerary where you could visit all three campgrounds. 

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An overview of all three Maine Oceanfront campgrounds

These campgrounds were chosen because they all offer oceanfront sites meaning you are able to access the ocean right from your site. All three also allow you to launch a kayak or paddleboard from the campground, some even from your site. 

And finally all three campgrounds are located near outdoor activities such as state parks, hiking, kayaking. Each time we visited these campgrounds we’ve seen seals while kayaking which is such a cool experience!

Pets are allowed at each campground as well. 

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View from Five Island Lobster Co while staying at Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

136 County Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

(888) 562-5605

Open: May 3rd – Oct. 15th

This KOA was one of the most beautifully located campgrounds we’ve ever stayed. Featuring multiple oceanfront sites and tons of onsite activities, it’s a wonderful choice for your Maine vacation. 

Sunset Point RV Park

(not to be confused with Sunset Point Campground in Harrington, ME)

Sunset Point RV Park

37 Sunset Road, Lubec, ME 04652

207-733-2272 (in season)

401-284-6003 (off season)

[email protected]

Open: May 26th – Oct. 15th 

Talk about a cozy campground! Located in Lubec, ME, this campground is known as being the “Easternmost Campground” in the US. 

This campground really did have beautiful sunsets, thus the name I suppose:)

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

9 Molly Point Lane, Georgetown, ME 04548

207-371-2014

[email protected]

Open: May 1st – Oct. 31st

This is a great campground for anyone looking for the Maine fishing village feel. Surrounded by adorable village towns, this is a perfect campground for those looking for a less crowded version of Bar Harbor. 

This campground had our favorite kayaking!

Sunsets at Bar Harbor KOA, site 311

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Reviews of these Maine Oceanfront Campgrounds

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Pros:

  • Close to Acadia National Park
  • Close to downtown Bar Harbor
  • Multiple oceanfront sites
  • Tons of activities close by

Cons:

  • Can be more crowded, especially during July and August
  • Was over $100/night

Sunset Point RV Park

Pros:

  • Most affordable option of all three campgrounds around $45/night 
  • Very peaceful and relaxing location
  • Virtually no crowds
  • Local feel at campground and surrounding area 

Cons:

  • Location is about 4 hours from Portland, ME and 2 hours north of Bar Harbor and Acadia (If you were planning on visiting)
  • Less restaurants to choose from in this area compared to Georgetown or Bar Harbor
  • The campground itself is extremely small and has virtually no 

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Pros:

  • Only 1 hour from Portland, ME
  • More affordable than Bar Harbor at around $75/night
  • Close to Reid State Park and Beach
  • Very quiet campground

Cons:

  • 3 Hours from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (If you were planning on visiting)
  • Tent sites are on a different road so if you’re hoping to camp you’ll be a good distance from the office and boat launch. 
  • We also found the tent area to be extremely buggy. We had no bugs at the waterfront RV sites though. 

Booking and Cost and best camping sites

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

As with any KOA campground, the online booking season is incredibly easy to follow. 

We did ask if you could book a specific site at this campground and was told it cost an additional $50 to do so. 

Sites range from $66-$120/night with an increase during the holiday season. 

Sites 311 and 307 to be the best- it costs $50 to book a specific site but if you select Oceanfront when booking you’ll have the best chance to be on one of these sites. 

Tide going out at Bar Harbor KOA 311

Sunset Point RV Park

To reserve any site at Sunset Point RV Park, it’s best if you call. And when you speak to them, ask for sites 12A or 12B! These sites are at the tip of the campground right along the water’s edge and offer an unobstructed view of the sunset. They also are right next to the boat launch for your kayaks or paddle boards. 

Beware that even though this campground is far away from Bar Harbor and Portland, the 12A and 12B sites can book out quickly. 

*Note – Sunset Point RV Park only takes checks and cash. NO CREDIT CARDS

Tenting sites at Sunset Point RV Park are $35/night and RV sites range from $40-$50/night. 

Sites 12A and 12B are the ones to book!

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

You’ll see the online booking system for Sagadaoc Bay Campground is relatively straightforward. It doesn’t list the hookups for the “waterfront” and “water edge” RV sites. Just know that sites 23-30 have full hookups while sites 20-22 on the “water edge” don’t have sewer. 

Sites range from $47-67/night.

Any of the waterfront and water’s edge sites along Molly’s Point will be lovely! 

We went kayaking at Sagadahoc Bay Campground an found a bunch of these little hermit crabs!

Campground Amenities and Activities

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

  • Small beach
  • Store
  • Bike Rentals
  • Dog Park
  • Playground
  • Games
  • Lobster Bakes
  • Onsite Cafe
  • Bar Harbor Shuttle Stop “Island Explorer”
  • Weekend activities like live music, smores, and more

Sunset Point RV Park

  • Boatlaunch
  • Washers and dryers
  • Firewood, ice, and snacks
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Pots and cookware to cook your local lobsters
Overlooking the boat launch for hand carry only at Sunset Point RV Park

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

  • Small beach
  • Smaller boat launch with no concrete pads. Best for smaller craft and hand-carry. 
  • Cooked lobsters can be delivered to your campsite
  • Clamming opportunities at low tide
Boat launch at Sagadahoc Bay Campground

Things to do near each campground

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

  • Visit Acadia National Park
  • Downtown Bar Harbor
  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Lamoine Beach
  • Dine at Island Take Out (within 2 minute walk from the campground)

Sunset Point RV Park

  • Lubec Farmer’s Market
  • Cobscook State Park
  • Quoddy Head State Park
  • Shackford State Park
  • Cobscook Trails

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

  • Reid State Park…
  • Popham State Park
  • Eat at Five Island Lobster Co

Best time to visit Maine

With all three campgrounds having a similar camping season, the best time to visit and weather is the same for all three. 

May through October is considered the best weather season in Maine. June through August is our peak season with the highest prices and most crowds. 

June tends to be a big buggier than the rest of the summer so just be aware of that. 

Tons of walking trails near Sunset Point RV Park

The shoulder months of May, September, and October are, in my opinion, the best months to visit a Maine campground. With less crowds, and mild weather, it creates a truly relaxing experience. And of course, in the fall months you get the chance to see the beautiful foliage. 

Things to know before you go

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Because of the location, this is the most expensive park. It’s also the most “lively” campground with endless activities and local attractions to visit.

It’s also the biggest park so you can easily take a nightly stroll for a good 20 minutes. 

Sagadahoc Bay Molly’s Point view
This view is in front of the ocean edge RV sites at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Sunset Point RV Park

This is the most secluded and smallest campground. Because of this aspect, it also feels the coziest. There aren’t that many spots and there isn’t a whole lot of onsite activities, but if you’re looking for an ultra-relaxing vacation, this campground is perfect. 

Beware there isn’t a whole lot of privacy for the Bayview sites and the sites are slightly close together. If you visit, really try to get sites 12A or 12B. 

Sagadahoc Bay Campground

This campground has an overall relaxing feel. 

We didn’t stay in the tenting section but we did walk over and it felt like a totally different area. So if you’re going I would highly recommend RVing and staying on the Molly’s Point side. 

There isn’t a lot of privacy at these sites either, but they are quite far away from each other, so you don’t feel crowded. 

Clam digging opportunities at Sagadahoc Bay Campground

2 Week Maine Coast Itinerary

If you have at least 2 weeks to RV along Maine’s Coast, this is what I would recommend for an itinerary. 

Sagadahoc Bay Campground – 4 nights

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday – 6 nights

Sunset Point RV Park – 4 nights

Quoddy Head State Park near Sunset Point RV Park

Final Thoughts

Camping along Maine’s coastline will be an unforgettable experience. There’s nothing like waking up to a crisp morning and sipping your coffee while looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. I hope you enjoy this review of my favorite Maine Oceanfront Campgrounds!

Happy Traveling!