Maine’s extensive waterfront is home to hundreds of locally owned vacation rentals, resorts and inns, oceanview hotels and motels, and lakeside camps. Vacationing at a waterfront lodge in Maine offers the tranquility of natural splendor and the excitement of water sports, with the services and luxury you wish for too.
With waterfront lodging, you’ll find hotels with private beaches, marinas, boat launches on Maine’s coast or lakes. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing stay by the water in Maine, browse the directory below.
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. Learn More
Maine's Premier Adventure Resort. Recognized by Yankee Magazine for Best New England Adventures & Editors Choice. Established in 1976, we pioneered whitewater rafting on Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead rivers and offer year-round adventure vacations. Half price rafting for kids on weekdays. Other outdoor activities include hiking, ATV/UTV rentals & tours, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. The resort includes private cabins, riverside tent & RV campground, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Located on The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. Learn More
775 acre resort with one mile of sandy beach on pristine Sebago Lake. 18-hole championship golf course recognized as one of the best by Golf Digest. Marina, boat rentals, sports center, 6 tennis courts, Lakeview Restaurant, fishing, Spring and Fall Getaways - golf packages, Pirates of Sebago, Murder Mystery and family weekends. Summer long: Free children’s programs, nightly entertainment, family fun. Resort Cottage Lodging, RV and camping options. Only 2.5 hrs from Boston. “#1 Family Friendly Resort in the Northeast” - Woman’s Day Magazine. Learn More
Oceanfront Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. Walk to Kennebunkport's famous Dock Square shops and restaurants. Sea kayaking, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Hot tub. Bicycles. Oceanfront rooms. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in the inn. 9th generation family innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport's premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Learn More
Family friendly waterfront resort in Kennebunkport, just 90 minutes from Boston, with 109 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full family activities program, heated pool with bar and grill on the water’s edge. Lobster boat, sailing, and sport fishing tours leave daily from the resort’s marina. Perfectly located just a half mile from the shopping and restaurants and beach. Complimentary shuttle for hotel guests. On-site restaurants, including Latitudes and Heckmans, offer fresh Maine seafood, creative coastal cuisine, waterfront views, and live entertainment. Named “The Best Resort in Maine for Couples.” Come learn why guests rave about the staff and their genuine Maine hospitality.
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. Learn More
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
In the Western Lakes and Mountains, 9 miles behind a controlled gate on beautiful Lake Kennebago sits Grants Kennebago Camps. Complete with main lodge, dining room and 18 modern cabins within steps of the lake. Each has a woodstove with wood outside the door, bathroom with shower, screened in porch with lake and mountain views and your boat waiting on the dock. Included are three daily home cooked meals, including lobster. A wonderful environment for families to enjoy, explore or relax. Learn More
Spectacular Ocean views and peaceful setting in the heart of Ogunquit, just across the Beach, Deluxe Colonial-Style Inn/Motel and home Suite, AAA 2 Diamond, Spring and Fall packages, fully equipped rooms, most of them with balcony, 8 units with kitchenette, expanded continental breakfast with Ocean view, Outside heated pool, free WiFi, close to different restaurants, shops, Marginal Way foot path, Perkins Cove marina, Ogunquit Playhouse, and much more. Learn More
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
Bluebird Ocean Point Inn is an idyllic coastal Maine summer getaway. Perched on the rocky shoreline and backed by pine forests and rolling hills, the summer village of Ocean Point is about relaxing outdoors. Ocean Point's accommodations are comfortable, laid-back, and quaintly charming. A variety of cottages, rooms, and suites make this a popular destination for families, couples, and groups. Learn More
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Hotel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
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. 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
Tucked away on 450 acres of Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities for the whole family - perfect for a Pure Maine family reunion or destination wedding. Enjoy a getaway full of kayaking, golf, swimming, spa services, traditional Maine lobster bakes & more. Pet friendly options available. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Sebasco Harbor Resort - Pure Maine! Learn More
Retreat to a tranquil oasis of white sand, picturesque coastline and panoramic ocean vistas. Situated on 12 beautifully landscaped and secluded acres, The Dunes is only 300 Yards from Ogunquit Beach. Located on the Ogunquit Tidal River, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our waterfront hotel accommodations offer the ideal escape from the world. 17 Guest Rooms or 19 Cottages. Most cottages offer screened porches with waterfront views, wood-burning fireplaces, and full kitchens. Learn More
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
Located on Middle Beach in Kennebunk, The Beach House Inn is a charming B&B styled Inn with all the amenities of a small hotel. Elevator access to all levels, with AC, TV in each room. Charming large lobby with stone fireplace and wraparound oceanfront porch. Breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a leisurely start to the day with a Full Continental Breakfast Buffet. Afternoon tea served daily, cheese and port in the evening. Open April to December. Learn More
The Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, located on the shores of the Sheepscot River, just minutes from Wiscasset and a short drive to Boothbay Harbor, boasts incredible panoramic sunset views and an easy walk to the Wiscasset village. Vacation rentals feature 1 and 2-bedroom suites, and 1 to 4-bedroom cottages and townhouses. The pristine landscaping, dotted by tall pine trees, includes a riverside gazebo and fireside gathering spot. Enjoy your independent vacation with coffee and a pastry for breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant and bar on property. Pet friendly accommodations available. Resort open year-round. Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More
The only hotel located on Kennebunkport's pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club honors its 117-year legacy of hospitality with classic architecture enhanced by a modern vibe and contemporary coastal décor. Guest rooms offer cool tones of teal and coral, petite marble bathrooms, and luxury amenities, all of which reflect the unique beauty and timeless ambience of the Maine coast. Onsite dining and bar present a vibrant social scene. Dining menus showcase Maine's local seafood: enjoy a lobster roll, a classic steamed lobster, or nosh on crispy fried clams. Learn More
Mingle and linger coveside at The Lodge on the Cove. This vintage motor lodge was restored to create a fun, light-hearted atmosphere that’s perfect for families or folks looking to have a casual vacation experience. Onsite restaurant, The Dory, offers build-your-own sandwiches, delectable burgers, sweet treats, and adult beverages. With lawn games and s’mores for the kids, it’s the perfect spot for summer fun with the whole family! Learn More
New 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages with river and/or ocean views just 100 yard walk across dunes from sandy Kennebunk Beach. These luxurious upscale year round homes feature fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, separate bedrooms, screened in porch and deck. Central heat and AC, Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TV’s and free WiFi. Sit back on your porch and relax just one mile from Kennebunkport’s famous Dock Square with its unique shops and restaurants. These cottages offer a fabulous year round getaway retreat. Learn More
Waterfront hotel and restaurant located on the banks of the Kennebunk River. Surrounded by working marinas, The Boathouse epitomizes its chic, coastal locale in Kennebunkport. The newly designed space is bright and sunny with nautical influences. Chef John Shaw’s “classic Maine” menu focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences and a full Lobster Bar that serves Maine oysters, Little Neck clams, and scallop crudo. Featuring two bars serving creative craft cocktails and outdoor dining on a wrap-around deck. Learn More
Named Yankee Magazine’s “Best Seaside Camping” and DownEast Magazine’s “Best Place to Picnic and Play” in 2014, the farm’s 626 acres and 4 miles of oceanfront offer an authentic Maine experience. Just 5 miles from L.L. Bean and 100+ outlet stores, this nonprofit organization offers 150+ campsites and 3 oceanfront cottages. Demonstration barnyard and gardens, hiking trails, kayak and bicycle rentals, hay wagon farm tours, ice cream & farm stands. Pet-friendly. Have kids? “Camp & Camp Program” pairs family camping with Farm Day Camp. Learn More
Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center offers private fully furnished cabins that sleep up to 8 people. We offer a unique location for family vacations and private functions such as weddings and retreats. We are the only resort in the area with deep water access and a public boat launch nearby, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. For more adventure, head offsite for hiking trails, whitewater rafting, guided fishing trips, float plane rides & more! Learn More
Located only 3.5 miles from downtown Greenville, nestled in the shadows of mountains, offering peace and quiet. Wilson Pond is a 7 mile long LAKE with depths over 130 feet. Its crystal clear waters offer Lake Trout (Togue), Salmon and Brook Trout. Its quiet waters are especially enjoyed by canoeists and kayakers. We offer seven premiere housekeeping cottages on Wilson Pond. Each with Firepit. Several are pet friendly and all are available for short or long term rentals. 90% of our customers return year after year. Learn More
The loons of the lake are calling you! Gorgeous sunsets. S'mores by the fire pit. A lakes region B&B set right on the shores of Tripp Lake. Relax and rejuvenate in a comfy Adirondack chair. Indulge in farm-fresh breakfasts. Paddle the peaceful waters in one of our complimentary watercraft. You will be completely engulfed in the natural beauty of the Maine Lakes Region. Enjoy spectacular lake front views from your room and the sweet call of the loons as you savor your Maine comfort breakfast. We’re pet friendly and open year round. We also offer a magical elopement and intimate wedding location for your special day. Learn More
Just 200 yards north of the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier. Five spacious, 2 bedroom townhouse and penthouse units. Situated directly on the beach, with an unparalleled view of the beach, ocean and pier. From your unit you can step directly onto the beach or walk a short distance to the town square without having to drive or pay for parking. Bright, contemporary styling and casual furnishings. The wide veranda is the perfect place to relax. Open Spring, Summer or Fall. Learn More
An oceanview bed and breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full breakfast on our oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-smoking. Open year round. Learn More
Upon arriving at our quintessential waterfront bed and breakfast 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 four in luxury. Enjoy a full breakfast with our compliments. Fresh coffee, great food and good cheer. Learn More
Enjoy luxury accommodations in a historic Sea Captain’s home. Step back in time and enjoy one of our nine guest rooms as if you were a guest of Captain Nickels himself. Upgrade your stay with one of our suites, both offer stunning views from their decks of our six-acre lawn and Penobscot Bay. Awaken to the smell of our chef’s choice breakfast served each morning in our dining room or solarium. Unwind from a whirlwind day of exploring Maine’s MidCoast in one of our two parlors. Take a stroll to the water and enjoy classic Adirondack chairs on the bay’s edge. Learn More
The ultimate in rustic luxury. Beautiful log cabins on Moosehead Lake & Loon Lake; real wood-burning fireplaces; whirlpool bathtubs. Moose watching; hiking & snowshoe trails; kayaking; massages. Breathtaking views and sunsets! On the snowmobile trail. A wilderness treasure. Learn More
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline the superb seaside location of our Hotel, guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
A lakefront resort with 400 feet of prime beautiful, lake frontage! Gently-sloping private beach with sandy bottom. FREE rowboats, canoes, pedal boat and kayaks, tennis court, game room, and fitness center. Shady picnic area w/ BBQ grills and tables. Rooms are connected by a covered veranda and have beautiful lake views. Free WiFi and local calls. Cable TV, clock radios, in-room coffee. Individually-Controlled Heat and AC. Kitchenettes, Executive Rooms and a 2-room Deluxe Suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi. Learn More
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
With ocean views from every room, the Spouter Inn Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Colonial-style home built in 1832. Situated on 1.5 acres with gorgeous flower gardens, rocking chairs on the front porch and a conversational fire pit, all located directly across from Lincolnville Beach. Our eight guest rooms all offer private bathrooms, some with Jacuzzi tubs, and of course a full 3-course gourmet-style breakfast. Restaurants, shops along the beach, and the ferry out to Islesboro are all within walking distance. Learn More
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
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
This AAA 4-diamond Maine Inn is located directly on the Penobscot Bay waterfront, with luxury guest rooms and cottages complete with ocean views, private decks, fireplaces, and extraordinary amenities. Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the ocean view Conservatory, relaxing on the 5-acre grounds, visiting Camden just minutes away, and evenings in our library with a cocktail by the fireplace, overlooking the shore. Great seasonal specials and sailing packages available. Learn More
Discover the spacious lakefront cottages of Wilsons on Moosehead Lake located half a mile down a private country road in the North Maine Woods. Enjoy incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the screened porch of your fully equipped waterfront cabin. Hunt, fish, boat, swim, canoe, hike, ATV, snowmobile, site see, wildlife safaris... Activities are endless and right here at your doorstep. The perfect place to do everything...or nothing at all. Come see why folks say we have “Moosehead’s Million Dollar View! Learn More
Stay on a floating house boat in beautiful Robinhood Cove, live on a yacht without the worry of leaving the mooring. Plus you have full service marina, kayaks, a Shoreside Library with free WiFi, and the Osprey Restaurant for lunch and dinner. Four unique house boats are your floating lodging, sleeping for up to 5, with a galley kitchen, bbq grill, deck, and head (bathroom in boat terms). Reach your moored house boat by kayak, canoe or runabout. The dock crew is available daily for assistance. Learn More
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 offers 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
Lake Moxie Camps is a traditional Maine sporting camp from a times gone by. Lake Moxie Camps offers comfortable lakeside cabins, waterfront house rental, Moxie Barn group cabin, platform tents and lakeside camp sites. Located on beautiful 9 mile Lake Moxie in the heart of Maine’s great wilderness. The Camp is just minutes from Moxie Falls, Wyman Lake, Moosehead Lake, Greenville Maine and the Appalachian trail. Enjoy the Maine you have been looking for. Wildlife abounds with loons, eagles, moose, deer and more. Learn More
We are committed to providing a warm and welcoming escape for our guests with amenities that will make your stay comfortable while following green lodging best practices to ensure that we do our part to preserve the natural beauty of Maine for future generations to enjoy. We welcome guests and pets looking for a peaceful retreat on the edge of the Maine coast. Every room is appointed with luxurious sheets, towels, and robes. All water facing guest rooms have a unique view of Clark Island and the Atlantic Ocean’s dramatic tide. Learn More
The call of the loon comes from across the lake, a moose feeds along the shore out in front of your cabin. This is what you will find at Loon Lodge. Our log lodge and guest cabins are located deep in the northwoods of the Allagash Lake region. Our guests enjoy fishing, hiking, nature tours, canoeing and kayaking, moose watching and in the fall hunting. We offer packages with or with out meals. If you're looking to get away from it all give us a shout. Learn More
More About Maine Hotels on the Water
Maine’s waterfront lodging can vary, from oceanfront to lakefront and riverfront. Waterfront lodges can include inns with beachfront property, resorts with onsite marinas, boat launches, boat rentals, or waterfront views, or quiet lakeside cottages. However, as diverse as these waterfront lodges are, what they all have in common is the serene view of the water and the recreational activities that come with being on the shore.
Many coastal Maine resorts with onsite marinas allow scenic schooner tours, fishing charters or lobster boat tours to dock and launch periodically to offer guests convenient access to coastal excursions. These oceanfront resorts also offer nautical services including fuel, fresh water, ice, pump outs, electricity, laundry facilities and WiFi to name a few i fyou arrive by your own boat.
Similarly waterfront resorts and hotels on Maine inland lakes often have docks, swimming areas and boating opportunities from water skiing to tubing to fishing. Or you can simply relax in an Adirondack chair with a waterfront view at sunrise and sunset.
Waterfront lodges located on a lake or ocean often provide kayak, canoe, or paddle boat rentals to explore the surrounding waters, perfect to enjoy with friends or family. With beachfront lodging, guests can enjoy easy access to sunbathe, build sand castles, play bocce ball, or swim at the beach. Some prefer swimming at a lake since Maine lakes tend to be warmer than the ocean.
From grand views of the lake, balconies overlooking the vast ocean, inn son quiet coves and harbors, to direct access to the beach within just a short walk, with Maine’s waterfront lodges, you’ll certainly have a lot of options to choose from to make your vacation in Maine everything you desire.