Seawall in Acadia
Seawall in Acadia National Park is a naturally occurring granite and loose boulder and rock seawall located on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island about four miles south of the main city section of Southwest Harbor. This is a beautiful spot for viewing the sunrise over Great Cranberry Island. There is a nice picnic area right next to the ocean and space where you can park and view the ocean waves from your vehicle if desired.
Seawall GPS: 44.240682, -68.300338
Places to See!
On the other side of Route 102A just a short distance to the South is Seawall Campground, a highly desired camping area for tents and RVs. This campground began taking full reservations in 2012. Prior to this, it was on a first-come first served basis.
Wonderland Trail and Ship Harbor Nature Trail are two popular family hiking trails that are about a mile to the southwest.
Seawall Campground Entrance GPS: 44.240444; -68.304272
Seawall Picnic Area GPS: 44.237646; -68.302139
Right at the Water's Edge
One of the most unique things about Seawall, other than it being naturally formed, is that you are able to drive right next to the water’s edge. As shown in the accompanying photographs, there are millions of stones and boulders of varying sizes that glisten in the early morning light, especially when wet with the morning dew and sea spray. There is a section where you can pull over and park and get out for a nice walk. This is a less traveled part of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park where you can more easily find solitude and quiet moments. Rest rooms are in the picnic area to the South on the opposite side from the campground.