Posted on November 28, 2016 and last updated on April 03, 2020

Hendricks Head Preserve, Southport


  • Preserve Size: 12 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.3 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: pine forest

This is a .4-mile Boothbay Land Trust walk to do after looking at the sea from the beautiful beach, owned and managed by the town of Southport. Note that the trail ends at the small loop, and return the way you come. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trail. Be mindful of protecting the privacy of nearby property owners.

Directions: From downtown Boothbay Harbor, head west on Route 27. Cross the Southport swing bridge and stay on Route 27 for two miles. Bear right at the monument by the Southport General Store onto Dogfish Head Road, then immediately left onto Beach Road. Go .3 miles, passing the entrance of the trail on the right. The land trust advises walkers to park at Hendricks Head Beach.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!