5 Best Costal Towns To Visit in Maine

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor offers something for every visitor, from hiking and biking trails through Acadia National Park to kayak and canoe tours along the Mount Desert Island coastline, to Downeast clambakes and lobster served on every corner. 


Ogunquit is one of the premier summer vacation towns in Maine. Appropriately named, meaning “Beautiful place by the sea” in the language of the Algonquin Indians, Ogunquit is home to 3.5 miles of beautiful sandy beach with oceanfront hotels and accommodations. 


York is a quintessential Maine town, home to everything from Nubble Lighthouse and sandy beaches to great amusements, museums, and shopping – there is so much to do in York! Long Sands Beach offers great sand and surf, while Short Sands Beach has easy accessibility to entertainment in town. 

Boothbay Harbor

Home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, dozens of nature trails, schooner, and boat tours – there is something for everyone to enjoy. And you’ll be in good company here, as the people of Boothbay Harbor pride themselves on turning strangers into friends. 


Visitors enjoy watching the sunset from Wadsworth Cove Beach due to its ideal western exposure. The town itself is a quaint seaside village, perfect for walking the streets past historic homes and Inns. Castine is also home to Maine Maritime Academy. 

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