Our Camping Paradise on the Maine Coast

Welcome!  Our on-site activities, walking trails and art & recreational facilities are at your doorstep. When you're ready to roam, you're a short ride to Belfast, Searsport & Sears Island, Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Camden & Rockport and lighthouses of every description. When you're in Searsport, you can enjoy the coast of Maine without the crowds.

Searsport Shores accommodates RV’s of all sizes and maintains a separate tenting area along the ocean beach. We welcome well behaved children and pets, and work hard to create an environment that encourages all generations to camp and play together.

Small boats, canoes, sea kayaks and bikes are perfect vehicles for beginning your coastal exploration from camp. Larger boats can be launched at the historic town harbor of Searsport

Searsport Shores is located right on Route 1…no long and windy dirt roads, no tight turns or low branches. Just turn into our wide driveway and come straight to the store/registration desk where we’ll greet you with a smile every time you walk in.

It’s a big place… 40 Oceanfront acres and another 150 acres of trails across the street…wheelchair accessibility to all the important places.

Sunrise over Sears Island. View from Searsport Shores


Campsite at Searsport Shores

The Shores was once part of an 1800’s coastal farm. We have mature white pine and oak trees that have seen more than a century of full moons. In this dappled shade you’ll find 125 campsites.

All sites have fireplaces and picnic tables. The sites with water and electrical hookup (30 or 50 amps) are well maintained, level and cleared of all low hanging branches. The sites without hookups have access to drinking water within a short distance. Some sites are right on the ocean, others are set back from the breezes.

This is truly an oceanfront campground so if you’re in a site the furthest from the ocean…you’re still only a short stroll to the beach. For specific rate information and site types, click here. Looking for a printable site map?

Walk west on the beach towards for 20 minutes and explore Moose Point State Park. Head east and in 20 minutes you'll be at the Hamilton Wharf in Searsport eating a lobster roll.

“The views of rocky coastline, picturesque coves, Sears Island & open ocean are spectacular.” USA Today, Best Campgrounds in America


sheep on the beachHow many campgrounds can boast 1/4 mile of private beach front?  We enjoy a typically complex Maine beach…tidal pools, cobblestones, sandbars and climbing rocks. You won’t find mud flats or under tow currents here so you can play in the waves and swim safely.





child searching in tidepools

The tide comes in and out an astonishing 100 yards so there’s always something different to see as you explore the ocean floor.




note to the wise: (When searching out oceanfront campgrounds, always ask about mudflats, undercurrents and accessibility whenever considering a coastal Maine beach).

Art Spaces, Organic Gardens and Our Spinner's Flock of Goats & Sheep:

Musicians on Stage in the GardenWe believe in the joy of making…there is so much pleasure and satisfaction to be had from physically making things - it engages all our senses, connects us with the natural world and to each other, and rewards us with a feeling of accomplishment like no other!

While you're here you'll be encouraged to make art, make music, share food at communal picnic tables while you wander through the gardens.  Our facilities include an art studio, dye and printing barn, several performance stages, a dance floor and garden kitchen.