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Frenchman Bay

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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The thing about visiting Acadia National Park on Maine's Mount Desert Island is there is always... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
So East Coast!

We stayed on Frenchman Bay off the beaten path of Bar Harbor. (Atlantic Oceanside Resort) We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna M
Encinitas, California
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thing about visiting Acadia National Park on Maine's Mount Desert Island is there is always something to look at, spectacular scenery, mountains, seaside cliffs, crashing surf, beaches, lots of ocean, magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Frenchman Bay is a scenic wonder in itself. Bounded on...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on Frenchman Bay off the beaten path of Bar Harbor. (Atlantic Oceanside Resort) We stared out to the Bay for hours watching the lobster boats, tour boats and cruise ships. The islands were so interesting and changed as the day progressed. There was...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We saw Frenchman Bay from an overlook. Absolutely stunning to see the islands. There was a park ranger there to give information

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible views from Ba Harbour across the bay loads to look at from stunning views to boats from small dinghy to large cruise liners.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Loved our stay in Bar Harbor with the amazing views of Frenchman Bay. We had stunning views from our hotel. It was like a beautiful movie scene everyday with boats and the islands and even the thick fog was magical.

Thank Carla V
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were amazed at how clean the harbor and bay were. We took a kayaking trip out into the bay and around some islands. Highly recommended!

Thank Jennie383
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Bay on which Bar Harbor is located attracts sea birds, fish, seals, boaters, swimmers, and more. You cannot enjoy the beauty of Bar Harbor until you have explored Frenchman Bay. There are dozens of tours that include some type of boating on the bay.

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We lodged on Frenchman's Bay (Bar Harbor Inn) and sailed on Frenchman's Bay: A few years ago on the Margaret Todd schooner. This year on a lobster boat: Lulu Lobster Boat. Gorgeous.

Thank 726PattyJean
Reviewed 31 August 2017

From sail boats to lobster boats, and everything in between, Frenchman's Harbor is a delight. There are multiple waterside restaurants available, and free city parking lots. Warning: Lots fill quickly, so parking can be a problem.

Thank grandmanurse4
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The town has done a good job of not blocking the views of the harbor and bay. You can find numerous places to sit and relax, take a nice stroll, or

1  Thank MUTigerInIL
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20 July 2017|
Response from J-from-Marysville | Reviewed this property |
You actually dock in Frenchman Bay. Although, the cruise ships are too large to actually dock. You will take a tender into Bar Harbor.
Debra S
1 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew G | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to find beach glass in Bar Harbor. It is not worth looking for anything.