Posted on August 23, 2020 and last updated on August 25, 2020

Southpoint Sanctuary, Biddeford

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Tiny but pretty
  • Trail Mileage: 0.2 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Fortunes Rocks Beach

This pocket sanctuary doesn’t really qualify as a walk, but though it is small, it has a beautiful boardwalk to Fortunes Rocks Beach. So you can combine the tiny trail with a beachside stroll.

The Biddeford Pool Land Trust has erected a trailside kiosk here with a list of local birdlife. The birding in Biddeford is incredible.

There are a few other trails nearby in the neighborhood, which locals use as shortcuts. The whole neighborhood—on and off road—is a beautiful place to walk, especially off season. The fabulous East Point Sanctuary is on the other side of the point.

The one slightly disarming thing about Southpoint Sanctuary, and a few other short trails in Biddeford Pool, is that they seem to cross private property. But I believe walkers have the right of way, according to the land trust signs. Just be respectful, of course!

Directions: There are a couple of scratched out places along the sides of the sleepy 7th Street. From here, the trailhead is about 700 feet or so up the street to the left.

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