Overview of St. Ann's Beach

St. Ann's Beach

St. Ann's Beach
USA East


Site Review by
 Mark Stevens
Date: 03/09/2014


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mark Stevens Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Saco Reef:    4.00
State:   ME Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   29 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.44
This is one of the best sites I've been to in Southern Maine. It's a bit tricky to find if you don't know what you are looking for (it's easy to drive right by the small access point). Just find St. Anne's church and look immediately to the left (facing the ocean). You'll drive through a tight access point surrounded by vegetation and come out on a small rocky parking area. There is about enough room for two cars or trucks. Suit up at your vehicle and be careful walking down the pebbly beach. It's not difficult but the small rocks can be loose. I think this dive is best at high tide or slack tide. You'll get the most out of it. We entered along the right side (facing the ocean) and followed the ledges out around the right side. There is a nice sandy bottom that meets some really tall ledge. Lots of things to explore. We found one hole that had half a dozen large fish (still trying to identify!). Bring a light with you even during the day because there are lots of holes to explore. We did not use a dive flag as it seems a bit tight for any boats to enter the area but I'm sure it couldn't hurt. This is a very enjoyable dive and does not require a lot of energy. We dove around 8am in August. The weather was perfect, the water was calm, and vis was round 20 feet! I think that is great for NE anyway! Lovely, secluded spot that is a joy to dive. Highly recommend.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2013
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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