Hike: Morse Mountain and Seawall Beach

The previous day of hiking through mashed potato snow in the mountains wore me out enough to not return to the mountains, but not enough to prevent me from hiking more. I headed out on a coastal hike in Maine I had not done before, but a dear friend had recommended to me years before. The hike through Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area was along a dirt road and provided all that the Maine coast can muster: a saltwater marsh, evergreen forests, a granite mountain (if small), and a beautiful secluded beach.


  • Parked at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area parking on Morse Mountain Road in Phippsburg, ME
  • Hike Morse Mountain Road to intersection with Summit Circle
  • Right on Summit Circle to Morse Mountain viewpoint and back
  • Right on Morse Mountain Road to Seawall Beach
  • Return to parking lot along same route



Date: 28 March 2021
Distance: 5.6 miles
Moving Time: 01:43:15
Pace: 18:29/mile
Elevation Gain: 696′

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