wells

A long-standing tradition as a fine family vacation destination. 

Miles of long sandy beaches

Smooth, continuous beaches and an abundance of outdoor activities, continue to draw families to the Wells area year after year.

Wells Main Beach offers over 1.5 miles of sand, dunes, tidal pools, and jetties surrounding the opening to Wells Harbor. The harbor offers launching areas for boats on trailers, kayaks, and canoes. Wells Harbor Community Park and gazebo offer summertime performances and multiple other amenities, including a playground and a universally accessible observation deck.

Long sandy stretches of Wells Beach.
So Much To Do

Those who regularly stay here are familiar with the myriad of dining options as well as one of the widest arrays of lodging in The Maine Beaches. Choose from beach-front cottages and condos to inns, guest houses, B&Bs, and an excellent collection of hotels and motels. A dozen or more campgrounds offer services ranging from simple tenting sites to full-service RV sites. 

While other beach towns offer more mainstream retail and shopping, Wells delivers a vintage advantage—a broad collection of antique malls and dealers have helped make Wells the Antiques Capital of Maine. 

The area is home to the internationally recognized Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, whose accessible Carson Trail offers a mile-long loop through pine woods with tidal salt marsh views. Nearby, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm is breathtaking with miles of trails, estuary kayak tours, family-centered activities, interpretive tours, creative and wellness programs, and special events like musical performances. 

The Town of Wells Wildlife Commons is located on the quieter side of town, with diverse southern Maine landscapes like trout streams, tall forests, and cascading waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of hiking and nature photography or the simple pleasure of a woodland picnic. 

Getting Here

The Wells Regional Transportation Center is home to the Amtrak Downeaster passenger train with five daily and weekend departures from Boston’s North Station and Greyhound Bus Service, taxis, and the Shoreline Explorer trolley service.

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