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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.
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

Need a romantic getaway? Escape in style to a luxury suite at this oceanfront resort

Escape in style to Old Orchard Beach when you book one of the luxury suites at the Sea Cliff House. The suits have gas fireplaces, breathtaking ocean views and private balconies. Or, book a whirlpool room with an ocean view and whirlpool tub (one room is next to the sand dunes with stunning three-sided ocean views). The resort is right on a serene stretch of Old Orchard Beach, so you can sit side-by-side on the beach or stroll hand-in-hand down to the Pier, with its amusements and fine dining, or into quaint Ocean Park with its shops and trails through towering cathedral pines. In season, relax at the hotel in the outdoor pool and hot tub, with stunning sea views.
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.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME