Maine’s Midcoast features a scenically rocky and rugged coastal terrain perfect for exploring the coast by hiking, bike, kayak or on a scenic sailboat or lobster boat tour. You will still find a few sandy beaches in your travels of this region.
This region is blessed with the beauty of island seascapes, and a thriving art culture, fun for foodees too with vineyards and farm to table restaurants. A visit to Maine’s mid-coast is prime any time of year. Look for hotels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and motels in Maine’s Midcoast for a coastal getaway.
Nestled on tranquil Bailey Island and serviced by the world's only cribstone bridge. The Bailey Island Motel has 19 spotless mini-suites with private baths, sitting area, smart tv, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, A/C, heat and more. Sit outside your room in your own Adirondack chairs sipping your morning coffee and plan the day's adventures. Enjoy the island's local fare at our wonderful restaurants. Perfect for a couples getaway, family outing, or Maine staycation! 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
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
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
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
An ideal spring, summer, or early fall destination for those in search of an authentic Maine experience. A thoughtful renovation in 2015 embraces the history of this iconic property, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of the magical town where “the mountains meet the sea.” Luxury linens, modern amenities and a beautifully lit 85-seat main events space and bar available for rehearsals and receptions. Relax and enjoy rambling front porches, front and back patios, and sit by the fire pits for evenings under the stars. Dine at our on-site restaurant, Pig + Poet, which embraces a focus on simple ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Learn More
Efficiency cottages with private decks and BBQ grills, all on 3 pine-covered acres. Immaculate studio log cabins, 1 or 2 bedroom cottages, fully equipped kitchens, heat, AC, cable tv and free WiFi. Nearby to great restaurants, shopping, beaches, hiking, sailing, museums. Experience Maine's nostalgic past at Pine Grove Cottages. Two miles to ferry and Lincolnville Beach. PETS WELCOME. Learn More
Upscale yet casual. Fine lodging; sumptuous breakfasts; endless amenities and authentic hospitality! Village location ideal for exploring the area’s four-season attractions - just a 4-minute walk to Camden’s harbor, shops and restaurants! Nine impeccably decorated guest rooms and luxury suites; three fireplace sitting areas, an intimate dining room; welcoming decks and a patio with fire pit provide opportunities to relax and recharge. Over-sized whirlpool tubs; fireplaces; spa showers, fresh flowers; plush robes; locally made chocolates; onsite massages and more! Bountiful multi-course epicurean candlelit breakfasts. Fun packages and money saving specials; book Direct and Save! 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
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
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
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
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. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
A Rockland Maine Bed and Breakfast offering a True Maine Experience and one of the Top Best Bed and Breakfasts in the US. The inn is considered one of the area’s premier luxury Maine coast inns. Guests enjoy the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era; with the luxury and modern conveniences today’s travelers expect. Relax with our exceptional warm and gracious hospitality without any pretense. Located in a historic residential area just a few miles south of Camden. Learn More
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. 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
Located just one mile from downtown Camden, the Country Inn provides yesteryear's ambiance with today's amenities. Suites are available with queen beds and sitting areas, king beds and fireplaces, or in free standing cottages. Our health club is equipped with a large indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise room. A bountiful continental breakfast always included. Learn More
Boothbay Harbor's top rated affordable hotel. Affordable Rooms & Family Suites with easy access to all of Boothbay Harbor & The Botanical Gardens. Less than a mile from the ocean and downtown Boothbay Harbor, on the Trolley Route. Pool, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, playground, picnic area, free Wi-Fi, and direct access to walking trails. Pet friendly. The best value and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open year round. Learn More
Elegant, historic Inn steps from downtown Camden's stunning harbor, fine dining and shops. Newly updated, the Belmont Inn offers fine accommodations and superb comfort. Prepare to be pampered by our gourmet, three-course breakfast, relaxing wrap-around porch and extensive perennial gardens. Six well-appointed guestrooms, including one suite, all with private bathrooms; a living room and adjoining room both with fireplaces, and a lovely dining area, all provide ample areas to relax and unwind after a day of exploring all that mid-coast Maine has to offer! Learn More
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
Experience warm hospitality at the Kennebec Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in historic Bath, Maine. Resting on large park-like grounds with an in-ground pool, the Inn is a short walk from a wonderful downtown. Providing many premier amenities of a luxury hotel, while balanced with the personalized treatment and service that only intimate lodging accommodations can provide, the Kennebec Inn has been the B&B of choice by guests of Bath, Maine for over eight years. Learn More
Coveside is a private, peaceful, upscale retreat on Georgetown’s rocky coast. Get outdoors and enjoy the complimentary kayaks & bicycles, hike the local trails, spend the day at the Reid State Park beaches, or just relax on a waterside lawn chair or hammock and enjoy the stunning sunrise on Gotts Cove and Sheepscot Bay. All rooms have a private bath and lovely cove view. Some rooms have private decks and gas fireplaces. Open year round. Learn More
Welcome to Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast! Our unique location offers unmatched peace and tranquility. Connect with nature amidst rolling hills, blueberry fields and wooded trails. Located on Maine’s central coast just minutes from Camden, Rockland, and the state capital of Augusta, the five-bedroom inn was lovingly hand-built by its owners of post and beam construction. Your warm welcome includes a private bath, TV, wireless internet, A/C and private access to the outdoors. Learn More
The Tipsy Butler Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautifully renovated historic home in Newcastle, Maine. Featuring 4 guest rooms with private baths, luxurious bedding, mini-fridge, Nespresso machines, and L.L. Bean bathrobes, your stay includes a delicious home-cooked two course breakfast each morning made with locally sourced ingredients. Guests enjoy the cedar wood-fired sauna and expansive lawn for games and campfires. It is a short walk into Damariscotta for easy access to shops and restaurants. Learn More
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
Authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. A short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and activities in downtown Camden. All guest rooms have their own private bath, flat-screen cable TV, WiFi, USB charging stations, irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, luxurious towels, and fine linens. All rooms feature individually controlled AC/Heat and gas fireplaces. Guest pantry is available 24/7 with small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and Keurig beverage station. Learn More
Top Rated Hotel in Rockport on TripAdvisor! 36 room Inn located in picturesque Rockport Maine and just minutes from beautiful Camden and Rockland Harbors. Each room and suite features Excellent Hospitality, Air Conditioning, Internet Access, Refrigerators, Cable TV, Private and/or Shared Decks. Enjoy our Heated Pool, Trail Along the Coast, Guest Laundry, and Free Better-Than-Continental Breakfast! Easy access to many museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, windjammer cruises, lighthouses and ferry service to local islands. 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
Where historic ambiance meets modern comfort. Sixteen rooms in three buildings: Main House, Carriage House, and Cottage, all within a short walk to Bowdoin College and downtown. Enjoy a delicious breakfast made to order and fabulous evening fare at Pub165. The best seat in the summer is on the front porch and in the winter by the crackling, oversized fireplace. Warm, welcoming staff make it extra special. Voted best College Town Inn in New England by Yankee Magazine. 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
Friendly, owner-run motel on Rt 1, just three blocks from postcard-perfect Camden harbor. Easy to find, can’t miss the big blue sign, and convenient five minute stroll into the village. The only motel in downtown Camden. We pride ourselves on offering the personal attention of a B&B. 17 immaculate rooms, including one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Free WiFi and parking, A/C, flat screen TVs, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, PAYA bath products, outdoor seating, and affordable rates! Learn More
Great location, steps from Main St. and Camden Harbor, our 1864 Greek revival bed and breakfast begins each day with a fresh two course breakfast. Newly renovated gardens, decks and firepit create a private retreat, with mountain views and hiking trail access, all within walking distance to area dining, shopping, hiking, sailing, kayaking, skiing and lobsters. Eight well-appointed, meticulously clean, air conditioned en-suite guest rooms, with free wi-fi and large smart tvs, some featuring private entrances and decks, gas fireplaces and soaking tubs. 24 hour complimentary guest pantry. Book direct and save! Learn More
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
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
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
Stay in the heart of historic Camden at Abigail’s Inn. Built in 1849 and recently restored, our B&B is just steps to town and the harbor. Relax in one of our 4 spacious guest rooms, and enjoy beautiful grounds and warm, inviting common areas. Plan your day in one of the cozy parlors by a fireplace. Kick up your feet on the front porch after a day of sightseeing. Our stone patio is a great place to enjoy your breakfast, an afternoon beverage or simply soak up the sun. Learn More
More About the Midcoast Maine Region
Maine’s mid coast is dramatic with peninsulas like fingers reaching out to sea for treasures. With a strong history of explorers and fishermen, this part of Maine is rich in heritage, and delicious seafood, with spectacular sights – lighthouses, beaches, plus some of Maine’s best restaurants, inns and lodges to stay at during your own Maine coast tour.
Lobster traps and clam shacks, crashing waves on granite shores and the tide lapping on the beach, these are images of midcoast Maine. The same scenery that inspired the Wyeth family of artists, boat builders and lobsterman, remains in many ways unchanged.
Each peninsula on Maine’s dramatic coast deserves at least a day of exploration to quaint, out-of-the-way seaside villages, departing from Route 1 to see colonial homes, artist galleries, seaside farms, lighthouses, and lobster shacks – for the perfect lobster roll with a view.
Midcoast Maine is also rich with festivals, events and farmers markets, ever changing like the kaleidoscope of seasonal colors from April through October.
Entering Maine’s Midcoast from Brunswick, home to Bowdoin College, you can descend toward the sea on Harpswell Neck or the next finger of Bailey Island and Orrs Island which are connected by a unique cribstone bridge – nicely viewed from popular Cook’s Lobster Pound.
As you travel onward to Bath, where the Maine Maritime Museum is based, you can follow the Kennebec River towards Phippsburg, Sebasco and popular Popham Beach State Park. Georgetown Island, connected by a bridge, leads you to the very scenic Reid State Park and beach, Five Islands in Sheepscot Bay, and picturesque Robinhood Cove.
Boothbay Harbor is a top Midcoast Maine destination for its waterfront lodging, lobster restaurants and scenic boat tours plus festivals throughout the year. But a trip to Southport Island, Linekin Neck, or neighboring Ocean Point offer stunning coastal drives as well.
From Newcastle and Damariscotta, as you travel down Pemaquid Point through the town of Bristol and New Harbor where you are rewarded with fantastic scenery, one of Maine’s best lighthouses and several great beaches. Be sure to get on a tour boat from New Harbor to beautiful Monhegan Island for a day to enjoy Maine life the way it used to be. Do not miss our Monhegan Island Photo Gallery
St George is the next Midcoast peninsula as you tour Down East from Thomaston. Port Clyde at the tip offers great views of Georges Islands, Monhegan and Metinicus, with boat tours leaving from the docks. Pretty Maine towns like Tenants Harbor and Spruce Head await on your way up the coast to Owls Head, home of the famous Owls Head Lighthouse and more great beaches.
The Mid Coast region of Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Lincolnville, Northport, Belfast and Searsport are among the most popular for their year round activities from boating, festivals and museums, to golf, hiking and even skiing. The Camden region offers so many great inns, bed and breakfast, hotels and resorts so you can truly enjoy all there is to do in Penobscot Bay including boat trips to Vinalhaven, North Haven or Isleboro, and hiking, biking or driving up Mt Battie for panoramic Penboscot views.
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