Vacation at beach & ocean resorts in Kennebunk, Boothbay, Bar Harbor
From the sandy and family-friendly beaches of York and Ogunquit to the magnificent rocky cliffs of Bar Harbor and Acadia, the coast of Maine offers a wide range of beach and ocean resorts for a romantic getaway to a lavish family vacation. The Maine coast is divided, broadly speaking, into the South Coast (Wells, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunkport, etc.); the coastal city of Portland; the Midcoast (Rockport, Boothbay, Sebasco); and the northernmost Down East region (the heel of the state profile), home of Bar Harbor.
Throughout, lodgings offer shelter, comfort, and first-class spa
service. Many have indoor or outdoor pools and access to the beach and antique shopping, and to whale-watching, windjammer, and lobster boat tours. Some waterfront lodgings
have extensive grounds and gardens. There are cozy, in-town bed-and-breakfast style inns and places with large suite to welcome families with kids, groups, weddings, and reunions. Exercise rooms and Jacuzzis for a smooth recovery may be found. Dining is varied and wonderful, from Maine blueberry pancakes for breakfast to a lobster bake to end the day.
Browse the beach and ocean resort listings below with assurance that one or more are ideal for the lifetime thrill of a Maine coastal vacation.
22 McKinley Court
Portland, ME, 04109
The sea beckons and the island provides the touches
A short ferry voyage on Casco Bay leads you to Great Diamond Island and the Inn at Diamond Cove, an intimate resort with every service and amenity in place for a bountiful and peaceful respite. For fun, exercise and sundries, you’re in the heart of Maine’s coastal history in what was formerly an artistic retreat community with its own General Store, miles of scenic trails, Pebble Beach and Fort McKinley, constructed in Portland Harbor in the late 19th and early 20th century. Choose from 44 deluxe guest rooms and suites and there’s an outdoor pool, fitness room and activity center and a short walk away, Diamonds Edge Restaurant and full service marina.
87 West Grand Avenue
Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064
On Old Orchard Beach!
Walk from your room onto the sand; swim, build sand castles, stroll in the surf or just relax and enjoy the feel of the sun on your face while you enjoy the view.
Our resort boasts 139 air-conditioned rooms each with private deck, telephones, color cable TV, kitchenettes with refrigerator, stove and sink. Amenities including our New Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub, bike rentals, and the Beach Street Café serving breakfast each day in season We are just a short walk from the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, which has restaurants, shopping and the only amusement park on the beach in Maine. Enjoy spectacular sunrises in the morning over the water, followed by romantic moonrises in the evening. Open May through October.
119 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
An ocean view from every room!
Located on twelve waterfront acres in Bar Harbor the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center provides quality lodging at affordable rates. Among our many amenities are a large indoor swimming pool, heated outdoor pool, and pebble beach - all recently renovated to better serve our guests. Every room at the hotel has an ocean view and many feature patios or balconies. Guests also have access to full spa facilities at the Bar Harbor Inn, as well as our wonderful on-site Bistro. For a great family adventure nature boat cruises leave from our own pier. Open year round the hotel is convenient to Acadia National park and Bar Harbor’s fine restaurants, shops and attractions. We are experts at accommodating groups and special functions.
60 Mile Road
Wells Beach, ME, 04090
A Full Service Resort and Hotel With Scenic Views of the Marshlands and Ocean Beyond
We are just three-quarters of a mile from beautiful Wells Beach, Maine, midway between popular Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Whale watching, lobster tours, fishing trips and shopping in antique shops, art galleries and unique boutiques are all nearby, making for the perfect place to stay on your next family beach vacation or romantic getaway.
Enjoy spacious, air conditioned one or two bedroom suites with a full kitchen, dining area and scenic views of the marshlands and ocean beyond. Amenities include indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, pool deck, exercise room, outdoor playground, grills, picnic tables and an onsite restaurant. We are on the trolley route. Please view our current Internet Specials on the “Internet Specials” section of our web site.
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Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay
Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565
It's always more fun by the Maine coast
Sebasco Harbor Resort is the place for a fun-filled vacation by the Maine Coast. Feel the need for a salt water dip? Jump into our salt water pool. Hankering for lobster? We have a lobster bake every Thursday, complete with traditional Maine sides like clam chowder, New England baked beans, and blueberry pie. We've also got two great restaurants, the Pilot House and the Ledges, where we serve traditional Maine dishes made with organic, locally-produced foods. We've got plenty of outdoor activities, too. Play our nine-hole golf course, with bent grass fairways and a variety of tee locations for an optimal balance of challenge and enjoyment. Fish from our dock, enjoy a game of tennis, or play croquet on our lawn.
393 Mile Road
Wells Beach, ME, 04090
On Wells Beach, one of the largest sandy beaches in Maine
Many of our rooms have panoramic ocean views from private balconies. Our large indoor heated pool is great for year round swimming and features a hot tub with a therapeutic waterfall and a large deck. The resort complex includes nine different buildings, five of which sit right on the beach. Walk from your room onto the sand to swim, stroll in the surf, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the view.
The trolleys will take you all over town in the evening to explore, shop and dine. There are many natural, historic and family attractions nearby, including golf, museums, deep-sea fishing and whale watching. There are fifty antique shops here! Come to Wells Beach to make memories that last a lifetime and to relax for a while. We look forward to welcoming you. We are open all year.
Coastal Route 1A -- 480 York Street
York Harbor, ME, 03911
Featured on the Travel Channel's "Great Country Inns of America"
The York Harbor Inn family of Inns is comprised of five separate lodges for guests. Accommodations range from simple but elegant Country Inn rooms to luxurious guest rooms with Jacuzzi spa tubs, fireplaces, ocean views, balconies and heated tile floors. Our Bed and Breakfast style Inns offer a complete Continental Plus breakfast provided by a resident Innkeeper operator.
At York Harbor you're just a walk away from the beach and close to golfing, Kittery Outlet Shopping, whale watching, lobster boat tours, kayaking and area lighthouses. Conference facilities are also available so that you may get down-to-business in a relaxed atmosphere.
The perfect Maine Coast getaway is just over one hour north of Boston. We are open year round with special spring, fall and winter packages.
74 South Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hospitality and Luxury Nearby Perfect Sandy Beaches
Meadowmere Resort and Hotel is ideally located to offer guests an unforgettable vacation on Maine’s South Coast -- a place of sandy beaches; rocky cliffs; classic New England lighthouses; and lively seaside fun like shopping, ice cream, lobster, and summer fireworks. Located in the beachside town of Ogunquit, the Meadowmere provides easy access to other nearby Maine favorites, like Kennebunkport, the antique shops of Wells, York Beach, and shopping in Kittery.
With a AAA 3-Diamond rating, Meadowmere Resort pampers vacationers and family groups with amenities like wireless Internet access; heated pools, Jacuzzis, a fitness center and spa treatments, all on the delightful property you would expect of an Environmental Leader Hotel.
2 Sea Cliff Avenue
Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064
Oceanfront Lodging Directly on the Beaches of Maine
Whether you are on a family trip or a romantic getaway, the Sea Cliff House offers you tranquil oceanfront lodging on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach you'll find anywhere in Maine. Here on the southern end of the beach, near Ocean Park, you can walk onto a quiet stretch of sand, or to the Pier, amusements, and fine dining and shopping in the downtown area. Our lodgings offer a choice of clean, comfortable apartments or motel units. This is a beautiful, quiet oceanfront place to stay with a heated pool, great views and a friendly atmosphere. Your choices of accommodations include some with fully equipped kitchenettes as well as some with Jacuzzi rooms with ocean views.
1373 Post Road
Wells, ME, 04090
Your Home By the Sea
Village by the Sea is an all-suites resort near Wells Beach, between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport; the perfect place if you are looking for a hotel by the ocean. We are on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh. Our location is the perfect spot for those who enjoy quiet pleasures such as watching the Great Blue Herons while being near miles of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, factory outlets, antique shopping, excellent seafood restaurants, golfing, whale watching and deep sea fishing. All our spacious units are one and two bedroom suites with the comforts of home including a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and, in most cases, 2 baths. Our lodging facility offers spaces and places to stay perfect for your wedding, anniversary or meeting.
518 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Cottages by the sea in a coastal paradise
Set on 12 secluded coastal acres this acclaimed seaside getaway is one of Maine’s original cottage resorts with a peaceful setting and prime access to the beach and downtown Ogunquit. Classic New England-style one-and two-bedroom cottages and cottage suites feature hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces and screened porches, full baths, full kitchens, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout. There is a heated outdoor pool, games, and a dock for fishing and boating. A trolley will take you to the local attractions, shops, restaurants, the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, museums and galleries. Row across the tidal river to the sand dunes and beach during high tide or take the boardwalk over the natural vegetation of the dunes when the tide is out.
88 Grandview Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
The quintessential Maine vacation resort experience, the Spruce Point Inn offers a chance to experience the simple, carefree elegance of times gone by. Minutes from bustling Boothbay Harbor, the resort occupies a secluded peninsula on Maine’s rocky coast. Lobster boats and windjammers ply their trade in ocean waters, while guests relax by the resort's saltwater or heated freshwater pool, play croquet and tennis, get lost in a book or enjoy fine cuisine prepared by the inn's award-winning chef. Lodging possibilities include the historic waterfront inn, charmingly restored summer cottages, contemporary lodges and woodland condominiums. Experience a relaxing place to stay with family or on a romantic weekend getaway while enjoying the natural beauty of our surroundings.
80 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk Beach, ME, 04046
Kennebunkport’s Premier Beachfront Address
Oceanfront Inn directly on quiet section of Maine’s Kennebunk Beach. The only Kennebunk Inn directly on the Beach! Walk to Kennebunkport’s Famous Dock Square shops, boutiques and restaurants. Sea kayaking, lobster boat tours, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! Surfing, wake boarding and kayaking right out your door. Ocean view Hot Tub. Bicycles. The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in our Oceanfront Inn. View live beach cam on our web site. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport’s premier beachfront address. A memorable location, place to stay and experience directly on the beach. Maine Environmental Leader award.
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
This full-service Maine oceanfront resort and luxury spa has eight lush acres, a one-half-mile shorefront walking path, 153 superior rooms in 3 buildings, fine dining in our spectacular ocean-view Reading Room Restaurant and Terrace Grille. Main Inn: new rooms & suites, many with balconies on ocean. Oceanfront lodge: 64 superior rooms, and private balconies on ocean. Newport: 39 deluxe rooms. Our resort has expanded continental breakfast, heated pool & Jacuzzi, and a great in-town location for a place to stay on your next family vacation or romantic weekend getaway. Open March-November.
62 Beachmere Place
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Relax at an Oceanside Lodging Aside Absolute Natural Beauty
When a waterfront lodging places you just steps away from a famous and beloved oceanside walk – in this case, the Marginal Way in Ogunquit – you know you have hit upon the ideal place for beach and ocean vacation. Besides its thrilling location along a southern Maine beach, The Beachmere Inn amply fulfills the “resort” part of the promise. Luxury guest rooms and suites bathe you in beautiful surroundings with pleasures like fireplaces and private balconies or patios. Let your body be healthfully soaked and kneaded at the Inn’s hot tub, sauna, massage rooms, and exercise room. The Inn’s Blue Bistro has windows looking out over the ocean and, in summer, outdoor lunch on the rotunda – taking you closer to Maine coastal views that are the envy of oceanfront resorts anywhere on Earth.
191 Shore Road, P.O. Box 409
East Boothbay, ME, 04544
A vacation place where the water meets your every need
Guests have been coming to this wonderful resort for seaside getaways, romantic weekends and memorable Maine vacations since 1898. Set on the top of a rockbound peninsula near quaint shops, antiques and restaurants in picturesque Boothbay Harbor, ocean views and activities abound. Choose from white clapboard cottages, traditional guest rooms or more modern rooms in a former farmstead with picture windows, porches, and balconies for magnificent ocean sunsets. There’s an onsite restaurant for breakfast and dinner, Free WiFi, private bath, cable TV, mini refrigerator, AC and the area’s largest oceanfront pool. Schooner rides, whale watches, Lighthouse and aquarium tours only begins to tell you about the fun waiting in this unspoiled hideaway in a fine old summer colony.
591 Shore Road
Cape Neddick, ME, 03902
Sea inspires this top-tier resort, inside and outside
Defining the year round New England coastal escape, Cliff House Maine is one of the most captivating oceanfront destinations of its kind after a landmark transformation. Set on the edge of the Atlantic on the rocky coast of Southern Maine with year round activities, Cliff House offers panoramic ocean and coastal views from 226 stylish guest rooms and suites, including several dozen premiere suites designed from the ground up, a cottage, and unforgettable wedding and event venues, a luxury spa and wellness center, oceanfront dining at signature restaurant The Tiller, or seasonally at Nubb’s Lobster Shack, outdoor adventures, and more, minutes from Ogunquit’s sandy beach and just over an hour north of Boston.
23 Wharf Lane
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Excite the senses at this Ogunquit lodging
New England’s majesty and the south coast of Maine bring you the sights, sounds and smells of the Atlantic at this affordable motel with elegant touches. Located across from Ogunquit River Beach are superior lodgings set amongst the beautifully landscaped property. Rooms are spacious, with modern amenities, private baths, free Wi-Fi and refrigerators. There are two suites and eight units with efficiency kitchens making it perfect for families, groups or an extended stay. Relax on the lawn and at the heated pool and start your day with continental breakfast served on the wraparound porch with its welcoming ocean view. Walk Ogunquit beach along the Marginal Way, find Perkins Cove, village shops, restaurants and movie theatres, or ride one of Ogunquit's trolleys to wherever the mood takes you.
95 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
There are oceans and beaches and then there’s Maine
For more than a century, this resort has welcomed guests with history, casual elegance and modern comforts. Lodging packages offer great value and amenities in two settings. The Carriage House features rooms and suites with air conditioning, Jacuzzi, four-poster beds and gas-burning stoves. Rooms and suites in the Portside Lodge also offer living rooms, a private balcony or patio. Enjoy the unique flavors of Maine in food from the farm and sea in two restaurants and an intimate pub. Discover nearby beaches, boutiques and galleries; go saltwater fishing, whale-watching; sailing, or play golf. Savor the scenery while walking or biking. Scenic sails and fishing charters depart from our on-site marina. This is a Maine waterfront resort as it was meant to be. Nonantum is open mid-April to mid-December.
135 Beach Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Everything You Want in a Maine Resort Vacation
An oceanside vacation on the south coast of Maine is a dream for people who enjoy sand, surf, sunbathing and vast ocean views. Adding the element of proximity to the legendary beach town of Ogunquit raises the stakes; the town is loved for its shopping, dining, beach events, and summer fireworks. The Norseman Resort gets its guests ready for a day on the property, on the beach, or in town with comfortable rooms and suites, sleeping and sitting areas, luxurious bathrooms, easy access to laundry for those sandy swimsuits, and decks just for lounging and gazing out at the or the Ogunquit River. Hop on a trolley into town or take it slow and bask in the property’s own heated swimming pool, sauna, and exercise room.
208 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
The sea and so much more at this distinctive Maine Coast Resort
Set on a point of land with a 180-degree ocean panorama, this historic resort is a five-minute drive from Dock Square. You’re near beautiful beaches, lighthouses and boat trips as well as boutiques, restaurants, museums and myriad Maine adventures. Rooms and suites afford luxuries and amenities from Victorian seaside elegance and rich architectural details to retreat-like allure. The Club House Lounge features a stone fireplace, classic billiard table, and turn-of-the-century bar. There’s a heated pool with daytime dining and cocktail service on the patio; yoga on the lawn; complimentary bicycles and a shuttle for rides into town. Savor water view dining at the Ocean restaurant. Enjoy the many other resort pleasures or simply gaze oceanward gaze from the porch or lawn.
34 Ocean Avenue
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Golden memories can be made at this ocean resort
Treasure can be found everywhere at the Higgins Beach Inn, 15 minutes from Portland on Maine’s spectacular coast. There’s an actual shipwreck on the white-sand shores of Higgins Beach, mere feet away from the inn. But maybe treasure is the sand dollar your kids will find at the beach, one of Maine’s finest. It might be sleeping late in your room (worth your weight in gold), eating a smoked local seafood platter at the Shade restaurant or going for a sunset stroll by the Atlantic. If it’s memories you treasure, create some here: Learn to ocean surf, go for a sail in the calm waters of nearby Sebago Lake, take the family for a fun day at the Old Orchard Beach pier.