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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 hot tubs 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.

Beach & Ocean Resorts in Maine
Beach View - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Inn at Diamond Cove

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

A scenic boat ride away, this island inn has beaches, trails, great dining and spectacular sunsets

Your vacation journey to the Inn at Diamond Cove begins with a scenic boat ride from Portland, through sparkling Casco Bay to the inn, just steps from the marina. Settle into your spacious condo unit, perhaps with a balcony or fireplace, then go down for lunch at the Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, where you can sit on the deck or lawn and enjoy a gorgeous water view. The inn’s amenities include a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts indoor basketball court, duck pin bowling and a game room. Dinner at Diamond’s Edge features fresh local seafood and scrumptious desserts. Go for an early evening walk along secluded beaches or through old forests. Come back to catch the sunset, then enjoy cocktails by the fire pit.
Double Room - Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort - Wells Beach, ME
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

393 Mile Road Wells Beach, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-2831

Waterfront location central to beach activities, full menu of area attractions

Going to the beach at Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort basically means walking out your door. This popular resort sits right on Wells Beach, one of the largest sandy beaches in Maine. Whether you want to sip a drink while the kids are playing in a tidal pool or sip coffee from your room or suite’s private balcony while watching the surf roll in, you’ll love this resort’s location, central to hiking and biking trails, sailing cruises, lobster tours, boutique stores, mini golf and amusement parks. The seaside resort also has a heated indoor pool with waterfall hot tub and fitness center. It also offers spacious vacation cottages for up to 16 people, most with ocean views from porches or wrap-around decks.

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Pool on the Coastline - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Enjoy that iconic Maine coastal experience at this spacious, inviting inn

Named a Conde Nast Top Resort, the inviting Spruce Point Inn, perfectly poised between the woods and the sea on Maine’s coast, has been helping guests get away from it all for more than a century. The resort, with inn room, lodges, cottages and townhouses, has the perfect sanctuary for every visitor, set on acres of mature woodlands, gardens and trails. Delightful food and spirits and fun recreational activities for children and adults round out the off-the-beaten-path experience. Saltwater pools, tennis, a gameroom with vintage arcade games, croquet and shuffleboard, a private boat launch and sailing sloop, kayaks, bikes and paddleboards are just some of the fun activities at this enchanting inn.
Harbor View from Deck - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center - Bar Harbor, ME
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-5801 Toll-Free: 800-336-2463

Waterfront views, activities the centerpiece of this oceanside hotel

The six buildings of the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel all have one thing in common: a stunning ocean view. With magnificent Acadia National Park on one side and the Atlantic on the other, views are part of the package at the hotel, with 153 rooms and suites perfect for romantic getaways or active family vacations. Some rooms are a mere 25 feet from the shore, and all feature easy access to a private pebble beach, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and exercise room. Sample all this beautiful Bar Harbor region has to offer, including over 50 restaurants, 18 mountains, 120 miles of hiking trails, three public golf courses, island ferries, boutiques, skiing, and custom boat tours.

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Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
Pier View 500x250 - Bar Harbor Inn & Spa - Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

Newport Drive Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 844-607-0424

Overlooking Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands, the Bar Harbor Inn stands on eight beautifully landscaped acres along the coast of Frenchman Bay, a long sought-after summer destination with a rich history of charming guests with stunning ocean cliffs, rocky beaches, and a reputation for hospitality.
Enjoy a memorable vacation full of relaxing ocean air, panoramic views, and delicious cuisine in downeast Maine. With elegantly designed guest rooms, two on-site restaurants and a lounge, a luxury spa, and easy access to the area’s prime attractions, the Bar Harbor Inn has been the hotel of choice for generations.
Experience a memorable New England vacation in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Deck 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

Right on Old Orchard Beach, this hotel is a stroll away from area attractions

It’s no exaggeration when the Sea Cliff House calls itself a beach resort. The hotel is directly on a serene section of Old Orchard Beach, which means you can plunk your chair down or walk along sandy stretches in either direction. Ocean Park is a 10-minute stroll, bringing you into that quaint seaside community’s restaurants, shops and walking trails. Just down the road is Ferry Beach State park and its scenic boardwalk and beyond that is the classic Maine fishing village of Camp Ellis, for deep-sea fishing and whale-watching cruises. Or, walk along the beach to the Pier’s famous amusements, arcade, fine dining and shopping. The hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub, and many rooms, efficiencies and suites have ocean views.
Norseman Resorts Room with 2 Beds Ogunquit ME
Norseman Resorts

135 Beach Street Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-7024 Toll-Free: 800-822-7024

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.

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Cottage on the River - Sheepscot Harbor Vacation Club - Edgecomb, ME
Sheepscot Harbour Vacation Club

7 Island Lane Edgecomb, ME, 04556 Phone: 802-422-5050 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Get into the coastal frame of mind when you stay at this riverside resort

Sitting pretty by the Sheepscot River, the Sheepsscot Harbour Village Resort knows how to bring the coast home to its guests. Marvel at panoramic sunset views over the water from your comfortable room, suite, cottage or townhouse, many decorated in nautical and cozy-cottage styles. Stroll to the picture-perfect waterfront village of Wiscasset, splash at the water’s edge or just walk along the rocky coastline. Nearby activities run the gamut from boat excursions (whale-watching, lighthouse tours, schooner and windjammer cruises) to fishing, sea kayaking, swimming and just staking your umbrella on a sandy beach and finally finishing that book. Great museums, arts venues, hiking trails, golf courses and botanical gardens are the norm in this part of Maine.
Winter Ocean View - Terrace by the Sea - Ogunquit, ME
Terrace by the Sea

23 Wharf Lane Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-3232

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.
Lighthouse Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

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.
Outdoor View 500x250 - Bluenose Inn - Bar Harbor, ME
Bluenose Inn

90 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2665

Jaw-dropping water views at this classic inn atop a granite terraced hillside

With ocean views and elegant accommodations, The Bluenose Inn provides guests with a classic coastal vacation. The inn’s 98 finely appointed rooms and suites have views of Frenchman Bay from shared or private balconies – the same vista you’ll view when you have breakfast at the Looking Glass Restaurant before launching your vacation with hiking or biking in Acadia National Park, strolling through Maine’s classic fishing villages, spending the day on a sandy beach or arranging for a scenic boat tour. Take a day trip to view Prospect Harbor Lighthouse, visit a winery or auto museum or come back to the inn to soak in the heated indoor or outdoor pool or oversized hot tub. Finish your day by walking the inn’s seaside garden paths or enjoying a cocktail in the lounge.
Outdoor Pool - Waves Oceanfront Resort - Old Orchard Beach, ME
Waves Oceanfront Resort

87 West Grand Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4949

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.

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Shoreline Village by the Sea Wells Maine
Village By The Sea

1373 Post Road Wells, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-1100 Toll-Free: 800-444-8862

Spacious condo resort close to some of Maine’s most scenic beaches

It’s a long list of fun things to do when you stay at Village by the Sea, an 11-acre condominium resort near several scenic beaches. Located next to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, this popular resort offers spacious, generously appointed one- and two-bedroom condos, many with scenic marsh views. Nearby Wells Beach features seven miles of sand and surfing areas; Wells Harbor Beach is great for kids with its tidal pools and playground. Spend your non-beach days exploring beautiful seaside villages, visiting amusement parks, golfing, kayaking, zip-lining, taking a schooner tour – or just relaxing in the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools and hot tub. Also at the resort: basketball court, firepit with patio, fitness center and game room.
Local Aerial View - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

Just feet from an unspoiled, sandy beach, inn evokes quintessential Maine vacation

Opening for the season in May 2022!
If your ideal beach hotel experience means an inn just feet from a sandy beach, where historic charm blends with modern amenities, look no further: The Higgins Beach Inn is your perfect fit. Located in a tranquil summer colony, this completely renovated hotel evokes the charms of Maine summers and a decades-long legacy of upscale hospitality. A stone’s throw from the unspoiled, sandy shore of Higgins Beach, the inn’s rooms and suites are decorated to suggest the quintessential Maine beach vacation. The on-site restaurant and even-closer-to-the-water shack specialize in fresh beach fare. Activities in the area include hiking trails, cliff walks, a nature center and the Winslow Homer studio. And the inn is only 20 minutes from vibrant Portland.

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Room with a View 500x250 - Dunes on the Waterfront - Ogunquit, ME
Dunes on the Waterfront

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

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.
Seagull's View 500x250 - Beachmere Inn - Ogunquit, ME
Beachmere Inn

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

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.