This is one of my favorite spots along the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park. The waves have carved the pillar in the lower, left third of the image which adds a nice vertical element to any composition here and you get more rock beach than most other spots along the water around Otter Cliffs. The path winds along the cliff's edge and more adventurous folks can climb down as you get closer to the water. A word of caution, watch out for poison ivy. The park service sprays it and it turns this fantastic red color. I've seen many folks mistaking it for other types of common bright red shrubbery that really pops in the fall. They end up standing in the middle of large patches of it so please be careful.
Another word to the wise when shooting in Acadia in the fall, get there early. It is not uncommon for three or four workshops to be sharing this stretch along the water any given morning. So, I would suggest arriving well before dawn and setting up to avoid the crowds. Bring your headlamp and some warm gloves too. There are actually three photographers scrambling around on the rocks along the curve jutting out into the water. You can clearly see them in the full size version of this image. You should expect that too. Other photographers will walk into your shots. We all have to share. If you want the coast along this stretch to yourself, come between March and April.