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South Coast region offers inns, resorts for a memorable romantic getaway

The South Coast of Maine, with its legendary towns of Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunkport, and Old Orchard Beach, provide a gateway to Maine for much of New England. In summer, the South Coast towns are lively with sun, sand, and fun, and ideal for a romantic weekend getaway. Waterfront hotels, motels, and inns are abundant, and some even offer hyper luxuries, like Jacuzzis. Resorts offer some quiet after a day of beach, boardwalk, and, if you're lucky, a lobster roll for lunch.
Wine by the Beach - Dunes on the Waterfront - Ogunquit, ME
Dunes on the Waterfront

518 Main Street Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-2612

Secluded resort provides a perfect getaway for couples and romance

The cottage suites at The Dunes on the Waterfront, 12 secluded acres just across a tidal river from Ogunquit Beach, have romance written all over them. These perfect white clapboard, green-shuttered getaways not only have fantastic views of the river and dunes, they also come with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces and kitchens. Walk to village shops and restaurants, take a rowboat to the beach at high tide, stroll along a walking trail, relax in the resort’s heated outdoor pool, rent a canoe for two or just enjoy morning pastries and coffee on your private screened-in porch. A special two-night romance package includes roses, cake, sparkling cider, a breakfast in town and a delivered continental breakfast.
The Lodge on the Cove Juniper Room Kennebunkport ME
The Lodge on the Cove

29 South Main Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3993 Toll-Free: 800-879-5779

For couples, fun in the sun begins at this convenient, comfortable hotel

Fun in the Maine sun begins at The Lodge on the Cove, close to vibrant Kennebunkport’s shops, galleries, restaurants and attractions. Relax in your comfortable, thoughtfully designed room, take a dip in the heated pool followed by lunch at The Dory, the fun poolside restaurant and bar. It’s a leisurely stroll to lively Dock Square, where you can arrange a scenic coastal or sunset cruise. Head back to the hotel for cocktails at The Dory or s’mores by the nightly bonfire. Arrange ahead of time for macaroons and chilled bubbly to be waiting for you on arrival. Other activities: biking, discounted kayak rentals, and complimentary beach towels and chairs for your romantic trip to one of several lovely local beaches.

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Oecan View Sea Cliff House Old Orchard Beach, ME
Sea Cliff House

2 Sea Cliff Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4874 Toll-Free: 800-326-4589

Escape to the seaside and enjoy a getaway to a more romantic time

Escape to a quieter, more romantic time at the Sea Cli House, on the ocean at Old Orchard Beach. Ask for an oceanfront room with a private deck and a whirlpool tub. (The honeymoon suite has a gas fireplace, full kitchen, ocean view and two private balconies.) Relax in the hot tub or the pool in the sunny beachfront pool area overlooking the dunes and the ocean just beyond. Take a stroll along the quiet beach or head down to the pier with its glittering amusement park, great seafood restaurants, live performances, great clubs – and fireworks! Or, enjoy a day in the classic seaside village of Ocean Park, walking among cathedral pines or having ice cream in the old-fashioned soda fountain.
Portside Room - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Romance is a specialty of coastal Maine and of this riverside resort

Waking to a charming view of the Kennebunk River, dining by the pool, sharing a cocktail under the stars: Romance is just in the air at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Stay in the Carriage House Inn with its Victorian-era vibe or in the nautical-themed Portside Lodge, and you’ll feel you are really experiencing a Maine getaway. It’s a short walk down scenic Ocean Avenue to the fun shops, intriguing galleries and eclectic restaurants of Dock Square. Or, head in the other direction and enjoy together time at the beach. Spend your days kayaking, sailing, ziplining, museum-going or people-watching. Watch the sun set over a lighthouse and head to the pub for a cocktail or craft beer.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
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York Harbor Suite 4-Poster - Inn at Tanglewood Hall - York Harbor, ME
Inn at Tanglewood Hall

611 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-351-1075

Romantic 19th-century inn, surrounded by gardens, perfect site for your couples getaway

Escape to a romantic 1880s inn surrounded by natural woodland gardens and fountains and perched in one of Maine’s loveliest seaport villages. The Inn at Tanglewood Hall, in York Harbor, offers six exquisitely restored rooms and suites, all with gas or electric fireplaces. The elegant York Harbor Suite has a breezy screened private sunroom porch, and the Garden Canopy Room overlooks gardens, fountains and woodlands, with a raised high four-poster bed. Breakfast on the wraparound veranda (also great for evening snuggling in a two-person hammock), then take the romantic Cliff Walk to the beach. Ask about the inn’s package that includes romantic dinners at an award-winning restaurant in wooded gardens, or one that also includes champagne and chocolate truffles in your room.

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Patio Ocean View 500x250 - Beachmere Inn - Ogunquit, ME
Beachmere Inn

62 Beachmere Place Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-2021 Toll-Free: 800-336-3983

Intimate corner of Maine’s sandy coast is perfect for romance

We challenge you to find any vacation place more romantic than the sandy beaches and sheltered coves of the southern coast of Maine. At the Beachmere Inn, just outside Ogunquit, couples on a romantic getaway can retreat to a compound that offers rooms or suites in two main buildings, as well as the separate Victorian Inn, or the Mayfair, Bullfrog, and Hearthstone cottages. The Blue Bistro offers a chef-inspired menu, and, on the off-season, Prime Rib Friday every week. Beachmere visitors can stroll down the lawns to a small private beach; dive into the spa for a massage; enjoy continental breakfast and WI-FI; and walk the picturesque Marginal Way to cozy Perkins Cove or to the bustling village of Ogunquit. Sociability or quiet togetherness are yours at this corner of beautiful Maine oceanfront.
Dock Square King Room with Fireplace - The Kennebunkport Inn - Kennebunkport, ME
Kennebunkport Inn

One Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2621 Toll-Free: 800-248-2621

Historic inn, vibrant seaside village make for a classic romantic getaway

An inn steeped in charm and history set in a classic New England seaside village: That’s the description of your perfect romantic getaway at the elegant Kennebunkport Inn. Relax in your luxurious suite, with a gas-burning fireplace and view of Dock Square or the Kennebunk River. (Make arrangements ahead of time for flowers, a bottle of wine or macaroons and chilled bubbly!) Share some delightful small plates at The Burleigh gastropub or stop by later for a creative craft cocktail. Spend your day shopping or gallery hopping in the village or out on the water on a whale watch, scenic cruise or lobster tour. Or just walk along a beach or bike the village’s shady streets. Sip wine on the patio to end your evening.
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