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Southern Maine Coast,York, York Beach, Wells, Sanford, Saco, OldOrchard Beach Maine, Ogunquit Maine, Kittery Maine, Kennebunkport Maine, Kennebunk Beach MAine, Cornish Maine, Biddeford Maine, Southern Maine Lodging, Accomadations, Activities, Rentals, Campgrounds.
Southern Maine Coast,York, York Beach, Wells, Sanford, Saco, OldOrchard Beach Maine, Ogunquit Maine, Kittery Maine, Kennebunkport Maine, Kennebunk Beach MAine, Cornish Maine, Biddeford Maine, Southern Maine Lodging, Accomadations, Activities, Rentals, CampgroundsExtending northerly from Kittery, through Portland and up to Freeport, South Coastal Maine offers everything for everyone from bargain hunters at the many discount outlet malls, flea markets and antique shops to those who just want to play and enjoy the sun on one of the many sandy beaches which dot this section of the Maine Coast. 

This section of Maine which includes Portland with its diverse cultural agenda, fine restaurants and lodging to world famous Old Orchard Beach, a Mecca for vacation and amusement goers with world class beaches, numerous amusement parks complete with water slides, and great food.  Artists, musicians, writers and famous retirees such as former President Bush at his Kennebunkport home, all call this area of Maine “home.” 

Southern Maine Coast,York, York Beach, Wells, Sanford, Saco, OldOrchard Beach Maine, Ogunquit Maine, Kittery Maine, Kennebunkport Maine, Kennebunk Beach MAine, Cornish Maine, Biddeford Maine, Southern Maine Lodging, Accomadations, Activities, Rentals, CampgroundsRoute 1 beginning in Kittery follows the Maine coast line and provides vacationers with scenic ocean views.  Stop and shop at one of the many quaint seacoast villages, or visit one of the majestic lighthouses which are located along this stretch of Maine coast.  If you like Victorian homes you will fall in love with this area as hundreds of turn of the century homes can be found in this area, many of which offer weary travelers a place to stay as Bed & Breakfast getaways. 

 Museums, state parks, lighthouses, quaint sea side shops all too numerous to mention, beckon travelers to this area with offerings of true Maine “Down East” hospitality which frequently finds an end to a perfect day gazing over a  expanses of ocean while enjoying a feast of steamed clams and lobsters.







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The Seaside Inn 
 80 Beach Ave 
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 
Phone: 207-967-4461 
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email: info@kennebunkbeach.com

Oceanfront Inn directly on quiet section of 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 and experience directly on the beach.  Maine Environmental Leader award.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 631, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 www.kennebunkbeach.com

Maine's South Coast is known as the "Gateway to Maine" and is best known for its beaches, outlet shopping, for the quiet elegance of Kennebunk and Ogunquit, for Portland's Old Port district and "The Children's Miracle Mile" in Saco.Maine's South Coast offers miles of sandy beaches, including York, Ogunquit, Wells and Old Orchard Beach. Lately, those beaches have gotten their fair share of attention. Recently, Family Fun Magazine rated the South Coast as having the best family beach in the northeast, and Money Magazine followed with an equally complimentary article.Beaches are just one of the attractions of Maine's South Coast, however. The boardwalk of Old Orchard Beach has attracted families for as far back as anyone can remember, as has the quiet and historic Old Port Shopping District in Portland with its numerous boutiques and unusual shops. Outlet shopping is also alive as well at Kittery's milelong outlet center and in Freeport at the famous L.L. Bean store.Lighthouses also play a large part in the history of Maine's South Coast, from the Cape Neddick Light in York to the Portland Headlight and Museum in Cape Elizabeth. Portland Headlight, Maine's oldest lighthouse, was commissioned in 1791 by George Washington himself. Art galleries, antique shops, museums and Ogunquit's famous summer theater co-exist with Funtown/Splashtown U.S.A. and Aquaboggan Water Park in Saco. Ogunquit's sophisticated and quiet Perkins Cove attracts shoppers and diners from around the world, as does Portland with its exciting glimpse of history, art galleries, museums, shopping opportunities, fine restaurants and fun-filled nightlife.Of course, many people who visit Maine's South Coast take a trip to Kennebunk and Kennebunkport - famous as the summer home of former President George Bush. (Yes, his famous son, President George W., also visits on a regular basis.)There is so much to see and do in and around Portland that it is impossible to list all activities. Almost anything you can think of is available including a professional baseball team, harness racing, lobster cruises and even Henry Wardsworth Longfellow's home.

The western portion of the South Coast Region is made up of many small communities that feature historic sites, lakes and rivers, including the Saco River renowned for canoeing, and numerous other opportunities for outdoor activities. One particularly interesting destination in this area is Willowbrook at Newfield, featuring an 1890's community setting complete with a restored 1894 carousel featuring 24 horses and chariots and original music.

There are several golf courses throughout the South Coast Region, and plenty of water activities, from deep sea fishing to pleasure boat excursions, from canoeing to kayaking.

The South Coast really is an area that offers something for everyone.  

Other activities and points of interest in the South Coast Region include:  

  • The John Paul Jones Memorial in Kittery commemorates the site where in 1777 the U.S.S. Ranger was built and launched.  
  • The Old York Historical Society includes seven historic buildings dating back to the 18th century, including the Old Gaol, one of the oldest public buildings in the U.S. (1719).  
  • York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Amusement Park contains all the regular animals you might consider, plus Maine's only white tiger. There are elephant shows, animal shows and a wildlife theater.  
  • The Wells Auto Museum features more than 75 cars from 1900 to 1963, including gas, steam and electric powered vehicles.  
  • The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk offers an architectural walking tour along Main Street and "Sea Captain's Row." Visitors will view a variety of 19th century architectural styles, both commercial and domestic.  
  • The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport features the largest collection of trolley cars in the United States.  
  • The Portland Museum of Art is Maine's largest art museum and features, among other exhibits, the Joan Whitney Payson Collection. Maine works are by Homer, Wyeth and Hartley.  
  • The Children's Museum of Maine in Portland is a stateof- the-art, hands-on educational facility.  
  • The Southworth Planetarium in Portland offers astronomy and laser light shows for all ages. The night sky of Maine is projected on a 30-foot domed ceiling.  
  • The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum contains nearly all the existing original narrow gauge railroad equipment available. It also includes a collection that had been at Edaville Railroad in Mass.  
  • The Victoria Mansion in Portland is a magnificent 1858- 60 Victorian home with original furniture, carpets, chandeliers, paintings and wall decorations.  
  • The Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland was the childhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  
  • The Maine Mall in South Portland features more than 135 stores, and is the hub of many nearby stores, restaurants and theaters.  
  • Boating Excursions on Casco Bay Bay View Cruises offer a variety of trips. Casco Bay Lines offer mail boat and sunset cruises and Eagle Tours also offers cruises. The Olde Port Mariner Fleet offers deep-sea fishing, whale watching, scenic and dinner cruises.  
  • The Desert of Maine in Freeport is one of the state's most unusual natural wonders and features 40-acres of giant sand dunes, nature trails, a gem stone hut for youngsters and a 1783 barn museum.  

 

 

Old Port Festival in Portland - sidewalk sales, entertainment, and more - first weekend in June.  

Annual La Kermesse Festival in Biddeford - huge block party featuring traditional foods - late June.  

Summer Soltice Crafts Show in Wells - attracts artisans and shoppers from near and far - mid-July.  

Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival - family activities - mid-July.  

Portland's Summer Performance Series in Portland's Downtown Parks - 50 free noontime performances - July and August.  

York Days - parades, dances, fireworks and more - end of July.  

Local Holiday and Special Events Live Theater and Art Performances  


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