Biddeford+Saco

Home to some of the very best in fun family amusement and waterparks.

a true vacationland spot

Welcome to Biddeford+Saco, offering miles of white sandy beaches and countless outdoor activities. Here you can enjoy bikinghiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, golfing, and abundant cultural activities

A walk along our streets offers a chance to take in the historic significance of our community, a feeling preserved in the architecture on our main streets, and in the homes and rows of authentic brick factory buildings that line the Saco River separating our towns. 

Aeriel View of Biddeford Saco Bridge
Fun for the Whole Family

Families can enjoy some of the best amusement and water parks in the Northeast; Funtown Splashtown, USA, is the state’s largest amusement and water park. The area also boasts Maine’s only IMAX movie theater and The Saco Drive-In, one of Maine’s last classic drive-in theaters. 

Biddeford beaches include Biddeford Pool, a large tidal pool with a two-mile stretch of sandy beach. Fortunes Rocks boasts a wall of rock, then sandy beach, and great surf, while Hills Beach has over a quarter-mile of sand. In Saco, Kinney Shores and Bay View are welcoming and family-friendly; Camp Ellis and Ferry Beach mark the southern tip of an unblemished seven-mile stretch of beaches. Are you looking for something serene? Try a paddling trip or spectacular cruise on the Saco River or ocean kayaking, boating, or sailing in Saco Bay. 

Arts, Culture, and Shopping

Spend time in our museums, historical society, and the City Theater—considered one of the most acoustically perfect in all of Maine. Be sure to include a visit to our specialty shops, featuring everything from fine foods to home décor. The Shops at Biddeford Crossing is home to your favorite larger retail chains and grocers. Head to the Saco Valley Shopping Center, featuring Renysa Maine adventure. 

When it comes time to eat, our restaurants are second to none, and our clean, comfortable, and surprisingly affordable accommodations will make your stay all that much more pleasant. 

Getting Here

The area is easy to reach via the Maine Turnpike, US Route 1, or the Amtrak Downeaster, and by air into Biddeford Municipal Airport or commercial flights into the Portland international Jetport just up the road. You may find you will return again and again to enjoy all Biddeford+Saco has to offer. 

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