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

Southpoint Sanctuary, Biddeford


  • 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.


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