Relax. Explore. Repeat.

From York and Kittery to Old Orchard Beach and inland to Sanford and Springvale, our cool communities are a perfect welcome to Vacationland — the best of what Maine offers all in the first 50 miles of our state’s coastline. Explore some of the best beaches, cultural attractions, and natural wonders Maine has to offerOur cities and towns await visitors, offering places to play, events to attend, as well as world-class dining and cultural experiences. 

This site is filled with a never-ending list of ideas to help you plan your visit. We encourage you to take some side trips by following our Chamber/Partner links at the bottom of every page for more details and ideas. Sooner than you know, you’ll be packing for your visit to the Maine Beaches. We look forward to your visit!

RELAX and enjoy the region’s many museums and cultural attractions. As day becomes night, enjoy an entertaining evening performance at the theater. Shoppers will be delighted to learn about Maine’s best outlet shops, galleries, and boutiques. Peruse the world-class antique shops of Wells. All of this and  Maine’s most breathtaking beaches—enduring attractions for generations of visitors.

EXPLORE the salt marsh trails or head out onto the water for a sightseeing or sunset cruise. We all know that fishing is fun, but catching is even better. Try a chartered fishing excursion, catch sight of some whales and harbor seals, or view the region’s five lighthouses as they are meant to be seen. A day on the water will genuinely add more to your Maine Beaches trip.

Shopping in Biddeford and Saco

REPEAT. The Maine Beaches is jam-packed with wind-weathered lobster shacks, trendy brewpubs, and down-home Maine spots. It’s an eclectic mix of everything from world-renowned Pier French fries to fabulous four-star restaurants. And then there is the lobster—no matter how you crack ’em open, Maine lobster is unbeatable. 

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