Jasper Beach – Machiasport, Maine

Jasper Beach is not a state park – it’s owned and managed by the town of Machiasport.      It’s not even labelled in our slightly older version of the Delorme Maine Gazetter (look for Howard Cove), but it is is sign-posted from Route 1 in Machias, and it’s worth the detour.

It’s an interesting glacial feature (you can read more about that here) that ended as a mostly red-colored pebble beach.   (It’s actually rhyolite, and not jasper, but who’s keeping track?)    The scale is incredible – that’s the BF in the top photo, and he’s not a small guy.

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