Just south east of Portland is Cape Elizabeth, home of Two Lights State Park and the scenic marsh lands of Scarborough. Locals think of Cape Elizabeth as a wealthy bed-base among the Portland community.
Near Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough, this is a peaceful seaside region of Victorian-inspired cottages and luxurious, coastal homes. Seaside cottages and oceanfront mansions hug the shoreline looking out toward Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors will find a delightful casual drive alogn the coast, by grand mansions on the way to the Portland Head Light for a day of picnicking and scenic walks in South Portland’s Fort Williams Park.
Scarborough is home to several sand beaches like Ferry Beach, well-protected on Prouts Neck. Higgins Beach and Scarborough Beach are more dramatically exposed to the ocean and ideal for a beach day of exploring, swimming or sunning. Search for hotels, inns, or vacation rental homes in Scarborough or Cape E if you’re planning on canoeing the Scarborough marshes, exploring Casco Bay lighthouses and nearby Fort Williams, or if you are looking to settle between Portland and Old Orchard Beach.
Scarborough also offers plenty of restaurants – seafood to Italian to Greek, shopping, and even movie theaters, horse racing, and bowling alleys for family fun.
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
Friendly, family owned 24-room motel just 75 yards to The Beach, and 150 yards to the famous Pier. Heated outdoor pool. Clean spacious rooms, all of which feature cathedral ceilings, air conditioning, Cable TV, daily maid service, full private baths, mini-fridges and microwaves, and free WiFi. Back yard area is quiet and grassy with a children's play area with swing set and sand box, plus a BBQ area with grills and picnic tables. Affordable room rates. Complimentary coffee each morning in the lobby. Learn More
Featured on NBC's Today Show, this 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse boasts distinctive rooms and historic suites, with amenity-rich accommodations. Rooms feature queen beds, private baths, refrigerators stocked with complimentary soft drinks, flat screen TVs, climate control, some with fireplace and extra living space. Named "Best Bed and Breakfast in New England" by Yankee Magazine. Rates include breakfast and parking. Recognized by the NY Times, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler. Learn More
A seaside family retreat located in the exclusive Grand Beach section of Old Orchard Beach. This spacious eight bedroom, three bath lodge was specially designed for large family groups. It is situated on a two acre wooded lot providing privacy and plenty of room to stretch and play. The beach, considered by many to be the best section of the seven miles of sandy shoreline along Saco Bay, is just a short walk across the street and accessible via a public access walkway. Learn More
Cape Elizabeth Area Inns
Inn by the Sea l 207-799-3134
Scarborough Area Resorts and Inns
Black Point Inn Resort – Prouts Neck
Higgins Beach Inn l 207-883-6684
Holiday House Inn and Motel l 207-883-4417
Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point l 207-883-3213
Millbrook Motel l 207-883-6004
Pride Motel & Cottages l 207-
Sand Dollar Inn l 207-883-0080
Sea-Ward on the Ocean Front – Pine Point
Sun n’ Sand Motel l 207-883-6085