We offer paddle board & kayak rentals at our secondary location at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth! This site is open three days a week in July and August. The waters along Crescent Beach provide a wonderful environment for a paddle.
Our Crescent Beach site is open Friday through Sunday from July 1 through Labor Day weekend
If you would like to paddle with us outside of these times, please visit our main site at the East End Beach in Portland, where we are open daily May through September.
Enter the park for free! If you make an online reservation with Portland Paddle the entrance fee to enter the park (normally $8 per person) is included. Just show your
reservation at the gate and you won’t have to pay. Please note that there is sometimes a line at the gate, so it may take a few minutes to enter.
The waters along Crescent Beach provide a wonderful environment for a paddle! You’ll view the gorgeous coastline from a completely new perspective, get some exercise and glide across the waters near the beach looking out for seabirds and seals. There are often small waves breaking on the beach, so prepare to get wet while launching!
PLEASE NOTE: Maine’s coastal waters are cold year-round and feature swift currents, boat traffic and rapidly changing conditions. You are responsible for your own safety when renting.
Rentals and Tours
Crescent Beach State Park features one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Maine, and also includes trails, picnic areas, public changing rooms, food concessions and an area for group events. There is ample parking on most days, though there is sometimes a short wait at the entrance gate on weekends. The entrance fee is $6 for Maine residents and $8 for non-residents, but Portland Paddle customers with reservations can enter for free if they display their booking. The park is open from 9am to sunset.
After entering the state park, drive to the end of the long road leading to the large parking lot. You will see a building towards the left side of the parking lot as you enter. After you park, walk past this building (which houses the public bathrooms). We are based in the second building you’ll see, right beside the path leading to the beach. There will be a kayak rack nearby too.
When we are open at Crescent Beach our staff there can be reached at 207-216-5711. At other times you can reach us at our main site in Portland by calling 207-370-9730.
We are open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, as well as during Labor Day weekend. Our main site at the East End Beach in Portland is open daily during the summer.