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The Maine Beaches...

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The Maine Beaches region, an hour north of Boston and south of Portland, stretches from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach and boasts 30+ miles of dazzling white sand.  No matter what type of beach you seek, from boisterous and family filled within walking distance of arcades, penny candy and homemade ice cream to quiet, scenic coves surrounded by dune grass and tidal marshes, you’ll find your perfect spot here.

In addition to visiting our pristine beaches, you’ll find no shortage of things to do while you’re here! The Southern Maine Coast, home to the Kittery Outlets with over 120 stores to choose from, the Kittery Trading Post and hundreds of boutiques and antique stores, is a shopper’s delight. Additionally, outdoor recreation in the Maine Beaches Region is unmatched! Whether on foot, on wheels or on water, stunning scenery, and of course lighthouses, await your exploration! Bringing the kiddos? Make sure to check out one of our several exciting amusement parks or family friendly events! Add in golfing, birding, sailing, fishing and our robust arts & culture and what more could you ask for in a vacation destination?


The quintessential beach-side communities that make up the area are steeped in heritage and allow visitors an opportunity to step back in time. Each offers a wide variety of lodging options from 5 star beach side hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. We have dozens of family friendly (including your furry family member) motels, and campgrounds designed to be a home away from home for your RV, camper or tent.


And if you have never had a real Maine lobster, than you have never had lobster! Choose your own from one of our many restaurants specializing in seafood dishes prepared with local ingredients (including the seafood!).  The Maine Beaches is home several award winning restaurants, including a James Beard Award for Best Chef and the only restaurant in New England to win an AAA Five Diamond and Mobile Five Star award.  Looking for more of a casual culinary adventure? Try one of our local roadside diners, clam shacks or all American restaurants. We also have a variety of ethnic options to choose from including Chinese, Indian, Jamaican, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and of course, Italian.


Despite the natural inclination to think of the Maine Beaches region as your summertime destination, make no mistake about it…we are without a doubt your 4-season vacation option!  Autumn in the area boasts warm sunny days followed by cool crisp nights and an outdoor canvass splashed with beautiful red, orange and yellow foliage. During the winter there is nothing like warming yourself by the fire (or in the Jacuzzi) with a glass of wine in hand as the snow falls gently outside. And in the spring, come see the land come to life with budding flowers, early bird migration and baby wildlife.


The ease of getting to and around the Maine Beaches not only makes it your ideal vacation spot, it is also the perfect backdrop for your wedding or conference! Whether tying the knot or tying the tie we have everything here to meet your event planning needs.


So what are you waiting for? To start planning your Maine Beaches getaway, download a copy of our visitor guide! Or for more information on one of our local communities, click on the links below:



The Maine Beaches…We’re Closer Than You Think!!

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Biddeford/Saco Chamber of Commerce

Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce

Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce

Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce

Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council

The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce

Wells Chamber of Commerce

Maine Beaches Association is made up of Chambers of Commerce representing communities throughout southern Maine and is dedicated to supporting tourism in the southern Maine coast area.
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