Biddeford has three public beaches along the ocean: Fortune's Rocks Beach, Middle Beach, and Biddeford Pool (Gilbert R. Boucher Park). Lifeguards are on duty at each beach from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in season. Beach permits are required to park in any of the parking lots or on-street areas mentioned below between June 15 and Labor Day each year.
Beach permits can be purchased at the City Clerk's Office, and you must provide the registration for the vehicle that you will be putting the permit on. Day passes for non-residents may also be purchased at the parking kiosks located in each of the beach parking lots.
There is no parking in any of the beach parking lots after 9:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m.
Beach Permit Prices
First Vehicle: $25
Additional Vehicle Registered at Same Address: $15
Residents ages 65 and older: $15
Season Permit: $125
7-Day Permit: $65
3-Day Permit: $40
1-Day Permit: $20
7-Day and 3-Day permits are valid for consecutive days only and are not transferable from one vehicle to another.
Note: Non-resident permits have restricted parking hours of 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the lower lot at Biddeford Pool and in the Middle Beach parking lot.
Fortune's Rocks Beach
This beach is a local favorite for surfers. Permit parking is available in the striped spaces along Fortunes Rocks Road. Port-a-potties are available in season.
Middle Beach has limited permit parking available in the Beach Avenue Lot. There is a port-a-potty available in season and a rinsing station.
Biddeford Pool (Gilbert R. Boucher Park)
Permit parking for Biddeford Pool is available at Gilbert R. Boucher Memorial Park. This beach has a bathhouse which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in season and includes restrooms and showers.
Rotary Park Beach
Rotary Park, located along the Saco River at 550 Main Street, has a swimmer's beach with seasonal lifeguards. Parking permits are not required to access this beach.
Dogs on Beaches
Dogs are completely prohibited on the City's public beaches between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from May 25 to September 15.
No unleashed dog is allowed on any of the City's public beaches from March 15 to September 15. Unleashed dogs under voice command are allowed on the City's public beaches all day from September 16 to March 14.
Dogs may not use any part of the Rotary Park beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from May 25 to September 15 of each year.