Portland is almost surrounded by water. Yet the East End Beach is the only stretch of sand. This is the perfect place to spend a summer day with your family. The waters of Casco Bay are typically calm and ideal for swimming. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are nearby. So are restrooms. Bring a meal to eat on a picnic table. Let the kids burn off energy at the playground. Offseason is equally ideal. Then you can cherish this picturesque scenery in solitude.