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On the Water

The Beaches of the Maine Beaches Region

Short Sands beach in York.

Short Sands beach in York.

Photo Credit: Mollie Freilicher


Miles of breathtaking coastal scenery, sandy beaches and picturesque villages make the Maine Beaches Region a premier destination for vacation fun. Explore the historic coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach. More than 30 miles of beaches means beachgoers have lots of options for spreading out the blankets, chairs and umbrellas, from small pocket beaches to long, wide arcs of shimmering white sand, all perfect for a relaxing day of sunbathing, swimming, bodysurfing, beachcombing and kite flying. Go sailing, take a whale watching cruise, go sea kayaking or grab a rod and tackle and try surfcasting. Play a round of eighteen holes at a top-rated golf course. Explore classic lighthouses, secluded harbors and rocky shorelines, or shop at the Kittery Outlets, antique shops or local boutiques. The whole family will enjoy the many festivals, cultural events and historical museums. There’s theater, music, and plenty of nightlife. Feast on fresh Maine lobster at a local lobster shack or dine at one of the many fine restaurants or inns. Relax in a cozy B&B, or a fine hotel, resort or spa. Make plans today for a memorable visit to the vacation paradise of the Maine Beaches Region.