Maine Beach Resorts

Between the oceans and bays, Maine has more than 5,000 miles of coastline. From the New Hampshire state line to the border of New Brunswick, the state is home to a wide array of seaside resorts with scenic views.

Many beach resorts in Maine are concentrated along the south coast, just outside the city of Portland. In the 30-mile stretch from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach, travelers will find some of the most quintessential Maine scenery and a long list of fun things to do all within an hour of Boston.

After a long day of lounging on the beach, doing some outlet shopping, dining on lobster, playing golf, or visiting lighthouses, vacationers will be ready to get some rest. There is no shortage of options for overnight accommodations. In this region, Maine beach resorts range from charming family-friendly and budget operations to luxurious getaways for the sophisticated set.

Lafayette's Ocean Resort is located in the heart of this region, right on Wells Beach. For more than 90 years, vacationers have flocked to this oceanfront resort in Maine to enjoy the views and hospitality. Today, the complex has grown to include five buildings that face the Atlantic as well as four others. Many of the guestrooms have private balconies offering amazing views. Resort guests also can enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and wireless Internet access.

Like many beach resorts in Maine, Lafayette's is open in all four seasons. While the summer is prime time for vacations at Maine beaches, the other times of the year offer a chance to enjoy a scenic getaway. Oftentimes, travelers can find better rates after the snow has fallen and the beaches turn into wide-open places for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The community of Ogunquit Beach has a full calendar of festivals and special events, including Mardi Gras, Patriots Day, and Christmas by the Sea. Many of its Maine Beach resorts are open during these celebrations and offer special packages. The Meadowmere Resort has a package for every holiday in the winter, and other times of the year. This family-run oceanfront resort in Maine offers affordable accommodations, attentive service, and amenities in addition to the amazing views, all in a place with environmentally sensitive practices.

The Colonial, a resort by the sea, has been hosting Ogunquit Beach vacations for more than 100 years. Accommodations suit a variety of travel plans and budgets, offering typical hotel rooms, budget-friendly motel units, and fully furnished apartments. Resort guests can enjoy the outdoor heated pool after breakfast served on porch overlooking the lovely landscaped grounds.

Just a mile off the Old Orchard Beach pier, the Royal Anchor Resort is located along 400 feet of the beach. Guests can soak in the views of the Atlantic Ocean from their rooms, and because the beach is only steps away, they can experience the Atlantic for themselves. Whether they're taking a quiet morning stroll or mingling with the mid-day crowds, resort guests can enjoy a beach getaway. The resort offers an array of amenities both on and off the beach, including volleyball courts, a heated pool, bocce ball, a children's play area, and a barbecue area. The spacious nonsmoking guestrooms feature double beds, data ports to get online, and refrigerators.

Farther north, travelers can make reservations at beach resorts in Maine in the Mid Coast region. With sailboats in the harbor, a rocky coast, and majestic lighthouses, this region is home to charming fishing villages and interesting towns with fantastic views. While beaches aren't as plentiful in this region, there still are plenty of places to soak in the sun at welcoming Maine beach resorts.

Since 1930, vacationers have been enjoying a classic Maine getaway at Sebasco Harbor Resort. With oceanfront golf, sailing, fishing, a full-service spa, and luxury accommodations, this oceanfront resort in Maine offers its guests a classic Maine getaway in style.

Even further north, travelers will find an array of beautiful places to explore, from majestic Acadia National Park, Penobscot Bay, and the storybook towns of Aroostook County. A wide variety of resorts in these regions welcome travelers in all seasons.

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