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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.
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.
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.
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.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
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.
Room 110 with Beach View - Norseman Resorts - Ogunquit, ME
Norseman Resorts

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

Get your suntan lotion ready: Your perfect beachfront vacation is waiting for you

Sink that umbrella in the sand, put your feet up and breathe that ocean air: That’s what a beach vacation is all about. And you can’t get any closer to the beach than the Norseman Resort, the only beachfront hotel on Ogunquit Beach, Maine’s most beautiful 3-mile stretch of sandy shoreline. Guests at the 92-unit resort also have access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and exercise room. Rooms have views of the ocean, tidal basin, river or the dunes, which you can see from your patio, deck or balcony. Ask about rooms with a fireplace or heated massage chair. Nearby activities include cruises, sails, dining in great restaurants, hiking and strolling along the coast on the famous Marginal Way.

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Local Aerial View - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

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

Sandy, unspoiled beach just a stone’s throw from this classic, comfortable beach hotel

Relax on the beach by day, and sip a cocktail while enjoying ocean breezes at night when you stay at the Higgins Beach Inn, just feet from sandy, unspoiled Higgins Beach. The inn, Maine’s original beach hotel, dates back to the 19th century and, with a 2017 renovation, continues a legacy of providing comfortable, spacious rooms and suites as well as stellar service. Go kayaking, swimming, surf-casting or paddle-boarding or explore the area’s many hiking and biking trails. Portland is only 20 minutes away, and the inn is nestled between scenic Prouts Neck and Crescent Beach State Park, so there is always something fun to see and do. Shade, its on-site restaurant with a three-season porch, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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Winter Ocean View - Terrace by the Sea - Ogunquit, ME
Terrace by the Sea

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

Spacious accommodations in a hotel close to ocean beach, in the heart of waterfront village

If what you want in an ocean resort is spacious lodgings in a warm, inviting hotel that is both close to the beach and near waterfront and village attractions, then book a room or suite in Terrace by the Sea. This special place in the heart of lively and scenic Ogunquit Village overlooks Ogunquit Beach, with spectacular ocean views from many rooms and suites as well as from the colorful and beautifully landscaped grounds. Relax on the porches or in the seasonal outdoor pool – or from the decks and sitting areas by your room. Some rooms are waterfront; many are water-view, and it’s a short boardwalk stroll to sandy beaches. Nearby are restaurants, sailing cruises, galleries, theaters and shops.
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.