The white sands of Wells Beach extend from just beyond Moody Point in the south to Wells Harbor and the mouth of the Webhannet River in the north. The nearly three miles of continuous scenic oceanfront, bordered by sand dunes and sea grass, offer beach-goers plenty of opportunity for sunbathing, swimming and strolling. Near the south end of the beach (Crescent Beach) there is a gravel parking lot and stairway access to the sand. Summer cottages line the road that follows the undulating seawall and beach. At the village of Wells Beach near the beach’s midpoint there are restrooms, snack bars, gift shops and an arcade. An overlook with benches is a great place to relax and watch the seagulls aloft and the waves rolling in. Parking (fee) is available just west of the village crossroads and Wells is accessible by rail from Boston. At the north end of the beach there is parking (fee) and restrooms. Follow the wide sandy path along the enormous rock jetty to access the beach. Lifeguards patrol Wells Beach throughout the summer months.
Go left for a wonderful long walk that ends at Laudholm Farm Beach and Rachel Carson bird sanctuary. Fishing off the jetty is to the right.
Drake Island Road
Moody Beach is actually privately owned. In 1989 the oceanfront owners won a court case and they can ask you to leave their property if you're not "fishing, fowling or navigating". No public facilities but you can power walk down to the frozen yogurt stand at the public Ogunquit Beach in about 15 minutes.