If you haven’t made a solid plan to fill your time in The Maine Beaches, there is more to enjoy during your vacation than you ever imagined. Merge into a slower lane, assume a leisurely pace, and look for ways to incorporate the ideas in this guide into your Maine Beaches vacation. Take a trip to our region’s iconic lighthouses. Catch a ballgame or head out to the Pier at Old Orchard Beach for some fun.
Shoppers will be delighted to learn about Maine’s best outlet shopping in Kittery. If you are looking for a work of art to bring home, visit the galleries and boutiques throughout The Kennebunks. Museums and attractions here are plentiful and are just waiting to be explored. As day becomes night, we encourage you to find an entertaining evening performance, event for the whole family, or enjoy a night out at the theater.
Family attractions here range from classic arcade-style fun on the boardwalk to a day at the waterparks or the challenge of a round or two of mini-golf. Find new ways to enjoy The Maine Beaches from different perspectives. Explore the salt marsh trails or some of our nation’s earliest homes, or climb to the top of Mount Agamenticus for the longer view of things. Maybe 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 tour the region’s five lighthouses as they are meant to be seen. A day on the water will truly add more to your Maine Beaches trip.
Of course, all of this comes on top of Maine’s most breathtaking beaches—enduring attractions for generations of visitors. Need a hand picking one? Use our beach chart to choose the best beach for you.