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Guide to Damariscotta, New Harbor, and Pemaquid Point Maine Hotels, Inns, Motels, Resorts, and Lodging

New Harbor is home to famous Pemaquid Point and Pemaquid Lighthouse. Whether you kayak or canoe or just like to walk the Pemaquid Beach, you will love this extremely scenic coastal region. Visit the Colonial Pemaqui State Park, and get on board a boat tour from New Harbor to to see seals and puffin, or venture up the Damariscotta River. Browse the pottery shops and dine on lobster at a New Harbor restaurant. Stay the night on Pemaquid Point at a cozy b&b, a seaside cottage or midcoast campground.

Pemaquid Point is home to the famous and dramatic 1827 Pemaquid Lighthouse. Every vacation to Pemaquid Point should include a day visit to stunning and remote Monhegan Island, and nearby quaint Maine coastal towns Round Pound and Bristol. 

Nearby Towns

Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A quintessential New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. The inn features ten nautical-themed guest rooms and suites. Each guest room has an en-suite bath with walk-in shower, air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, Smart TV, and Keurig coffee maker. Some rooms feature a private entrance, cozy gas fireplace, clawfoot tub, or steam shower. Take advantage of Maine's beautiful weather on one of the inn's porches or patios with fire pits. Complimentary two-course gourmet breakfast each morning. Fresh baked treats and happy hour specials every afternoon. Easy walk to downtown shops, restaurants, and harbor. Free onsite parking in a private lot. See website for the best rates and to check availability. Learn More
Trailing Yew | Monhegan Island 207-596-0440 | 8 Lobster Cove Road, Monhegan, Maine
Visit the unsurpassed beauty of Monhegan Island. Monhegan is a nature lover's paradise from the past and lodging at the Trailing Yew is rustic but relaxing. Daily rates include home cooked breakfast and dinner in the main house, taxes and gratuities. Guest houses are equipped with shared baths and a heated common room. Families are welcome. Open mid May to mid October. Learn More
Five Gables Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207 Murray Hill Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine | 207 Murray Hill Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Perched on a garden hillside overlooking Linekin Bay and built in 1896, our inn underwent restoration, bringing back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay. Lounge by the living room fireplace with a book, sit back in a rocking chair on the porch or enjoy the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. A five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with trips to Monhegan Island, windjammers, kayaking, whale watching, restaurants, galleries and shopping. Learn More
Linekin Bay Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2494  | 92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Make your own adventure and create lasting memories at Linkein Bay Resort. Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy our heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailing (with or without instruction), tennis, basketball and fishing. Three meals served daily during all-inclusive season. Join us at the Deck Bar & Grill overlooking panoramic views of the bay, islands, and ocean. Dock & Dine with us; we monitor Ch. 09. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Topside Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5404 | 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Named the #1 Small Hotel in the United States and #7 in the World by TripAdvisor in 2022. Your hosts Mark & Buzz were named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020 and they look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor and helping you plan an incredible vacation experience. When you stay at Topside, you will enjoy panoramic views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses from the highest point in town, locally inspired “Over the Top” breakfasts from their recently published cookbook, onsite parking, 24-hour guest kitchen, coastal chic guestrooms and concierge service to plan your perfect stay. This beautiful four-acre hilltop oasis is just steps from the harbor’s waterfront and main street. Learn More
Harbour Towne Inn | Boothbay Harbor - Waterfront 207-633-4300 | 71 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Upon arriving at our newly refurbished in-town Victorian waterfront property you will immediately be transported back to a time when romance and gracious living were a way of life. Choose an Inn room with an outside deck or common deck access for scenic views of the charming village or picturesque waterfront. Our luxurious modern Penthouse is spacious and sleeps six in luxury. Enjoy our buffet Continental breakfast with our compliments. Fresh coffee, great food and good cheer. Learn More
Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-4455 | 35 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
The Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort specializes in unforgettable Maine vacations. Explore the coastline on a majestic schooner. Play golf at luxurious Boothbay Harbor Country Club. Walk across the historic footbridge to local shops. Our convenient location invites endless opportunities to enjoy our coastal Boothbay Harbor Maine resort. Our Oceanside Resort features Coastal Prime. Coastal Prime has an inspired menu with locally sourced fresh seafood daily and seaside dining at its best. Learn More
Boothbay Harbor Summer Cottages | Boothbay Harbor 800-762-8433 | 50 Sugar Maple Lane, Boothbay, Maine
Experience the vacation of a lifetime with our selection of the finest cottages in the Boothbay Harbor Region. Come stay at our 5 star cottages and get all the exclusive membership benefits at Boothbay Harbor Country Club and discounted green fees. Enjoy the new Wellness Center and its fitness room, tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated salt water pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Embark on a private coastal tour on one of our boats – See historic lighthouses, seals, puffins or simply explore our quaint harbors and beautiful coastline. Learn More
Smuggler's Cove Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633- 2800 | 727 Ocean Point Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
Just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor, Smuggler’s Cove Inn is a classic Maine waterfront retreat. Come play, swim, relax, and make new memories with family and friends. Enjoy ocean views of Linekin Bay from almost every accommodation and experience a stunning sunset from your semi-private balcony. Take full advantage of the sandy beach, heated swimming pool, kayaks, paddle boards, row boats, and fire pit on property. Join us for lunch, dinner, and happy hour at 727 Ocean Sunset Bar overlooking panoramic views of Linekin Bay – indoor and outdoor seating available. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Rate includes continental breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Ocean Point Inn & Resort | East Boothbay 207-633-4200 | 191 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
Ocean Point will take you back to the golden era of summers spent on the rockbound coast of Maine. This has been called "paradise on the coast of Maine." The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, cable TV and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free WiFi. Learn More
Tugboat Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-4434 | 80 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Beautiful waterfront destination in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. The Tugboat Inn offers 64 rooms and suites facing the water, in five different buildings. All rooms feature king or queen size beds, private bath, personal amenities, AC, cable TV and in-room coffee machine. On site full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge and Cafe offer panoramic views of the harbor, fresh seafood and classic Maine favorites. Weekend and seasonal live entertainment. Sheltered Marina provides safe docking for all types of boats. Learn More
Fisherman’s Wharf Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5090 | 22 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
A Maine tradition for over 60 years! 54 spacious and comfortable guestrooms with water views & balconies. Executive Chef Steven Richards (Maine Lobster Chef of the Year) is at the helm of our full service restaurant which features panoramic windows offering diners an unsurpassed view of the working waterfront. Lunch & dinner served 6 days a week. Lounge & patio deck also feature breathtaking views of the harbor. Prime location in the center of town is close to shops, restaurants, galleries & boating. The best in waterfront lodging & dining at the hub of the harbor. Learn More
Island View Inn | Rockport 207-596-0040 | 908 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Time will slow at our ocean front inn as you stroll manicured lawns and garden trails of our 23 hillside acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Impeccable AAA 3-Diamond rated. Each room with its own distinctive decor, amenities and private balcony or deck with stunning views of the bay. Large lobby with fireplaces and cozy seating area, heated outdoor pool, AC, refrigerators, cable TV. Binoculars, hair dryer, iron and board in every room, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local phone calls. King-size beds (with quilts). Some adjoining rooms. Learn More
Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn | Rockport 207-594-5462 | 886 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Oceanfront lodging on 23 hillside acres, overlooking Penobscot Bay. Watch the schooners from your balcony, enjoy our crystal-clear, heated ocean view pool, picnic in privacy at the water's edge or relax in your impeccable room. Each AAA rated 3 Diamond room with its own distinctive decor, comfortable amenities, famous ocean view from your large private deck or patio with chairs. Among other amenities: Binoculars in every room, along with hair dryer, iron and board, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local calls and WiFi. Learn More
Cod Cove Inn | Edgecomb 207-882-9586 | 22 Cross Road, Edgecomb, Maine
Perfectly located between Pemaquid and Boothbay peninsulas with all of Midcoast Maine at your doorstep. The Cod Cove Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Four acres of sweeping lawns and groomed gardens, a heated swimming pool in season, and 28 elegantly appointed rooms. Every room offers a commanding panoramic view of the western sky, the tidal Sheepscot River and the village of Wiscasset, Maine’s prettiest village. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in-season; off-season, in-room breakfast is provided. Several pet-friendly rooms. Open year round. Learn More

Pemaquid Point in Maine’s Damariscotta region is a scenic natural land conservation. Pemaquid Point is the next peninsula after Boothbay Harbor. The towns of Pemaquid, New Harbor, Bristol and Round Pond are off the usual path of most Maine tourists heading for Camden or Bar Harbor.

Pemaquid is home to one of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses. In fact, it’s featured on the Maine quarter, the first U.S. coin to feature a lighthouse. It was built in 1835 and marks the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay. The light and lighthouse keeper’s home and museum are preserved in a spectacular coastal park, perfect for picnics with views out to Monhegan Island.

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Pemaquid peninsula is comprised of Bristol and New Harbor with several inns and bed and breakfasts, and cottages offering overnight lodging, weekly rentals. While visiting Pemaquid you should visit Colonial Pemaquid’s Fort William Henry which dates back to 1692, also known as Fort Frederick. The Fort House built in 1792 and the castle like bunker of Fort William Henry, a replica, is impressive, and rumored to be haunted like many Maine landmarks. This Pemaquid Fort offers a great view of theharbor and sea beyond, and nearby is a perfect place tolaunch kayaks.

Pemaquid Beach Park offers sunbathers a quarter mile of sand in what is known as a pocket beach, a protected cove of sand deposited by glacier. Pemaquid Beach is consistently ranked one of the cleanest beaches by Maine Healthy Beaches Program. A popular waterfront restaurant specializing in fresh seafood is located nearby in the Pemaquid Harbor by the fishing docks and Pemaquid River boat ramp.

Damariscotta

Like many Maine towns, Damariscotta has a Native American name – this one means “river of little fish”. Damariscotta is a lovely coastal town off of Rt 1 located at the head of Pemaquid Peninsula. Oysters harvested from the Damariscotta River are a popular delicacy for visitors vacationing in Damariscotta. The river also serves up great water touring opportunities including kayaking and boating. Damariscotta, as well as the Pemaquid Peninsula region, hosts many exciting festivals throughout the year including Pumpkinfest, Pemaquid Oyster Festival and Alewives Festival.

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New Harbor

In the working fishing village of New Harbor, you can enjoy delicious seafood fresh off the boat at Shaws Fish and Lobster Wharf or board a Hardy Boat ferry to Monhegan Island. Or board a lobster boat tour for a sightseeing boat ride to see Maine’s puffins, seals and even whales on the outlying maine islands and coastline.

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As you head north east off Pemaquid Neck, you pass Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve, where the noted marine biologist and environmentalist researched her book “The Edge of the Sea.” Then you will come to the quaint town of Round Pond, a protected pond shaped harbor along Muscongus Sound. Round Pond offers visitors an inn, a restaurant, The Granite Hall General Store, and an art gallery in a beautifully peaceful waterfront setting.

If you have an extra day, a visit to stunning and remote Monhegan Island is a great adventure for hiking and exploring this Maine island that hasn’t changed with the times, in a good way.

Damariscotta Area Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges

The Down Easter Inn l 207-563-5332

Lake Pemaquid Campground l 207-563-5202
Mill Pond Inn l 207-563-8014

Oak Gables Bed and Breakfast l 207-563-1476

Matinicus Island Area
Tuckanuck Lodge l 207-366-3830

Monhegan Island Area
Island Inn l 207-596-0371

Monhegan House l 207-594-7983
Shining Sails Apartments and Cottages l 207-596-0041
The Trailing Yew l 207-596-0440

New Harbor and Pemaquid Area
Bay View Cottages – New Harbor l 207-677-2153
The Bradley Inn – New Harbor l 207-677-2105

Gosnold Arms – New Harbor l 207-677-3727

Jamestown – Pemaquid Beach l 207-677-3677

Sea Acres Motel and Cottages – Pemaquid l 207-677-2693
On the Rocks – Pemaquid Point l 732-699-0629
Riverview Lobster Pound Cottages – Pemaquid l 207-677-3355/3356

Hotel Pemaquid – Pemaquid Point l 207-677-2312

Round Pond Area
The Inn at Round Pond l 207-529-2004

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