Enjoy Summer at Old Orchard Beach in Maine

Old Orchard Beach Pier

The pier offers lobster shacks, sit-down dining with Oceanside tables, a nightclub, and souvenir stands. For the best views, plan at least one meal here. You won’t get many sweeping views just by walking the pier because of the number of restaurants and vendor booths along the way. 

Palace Playland

Nearly 30 rides and the largest arcade in the state make this a family-friendly destination. Rides are designated as Kiddy Rides, Family Rides, and Coaster/Thrill Rides. The newest roller coaster is the Sea Viper with speeds up to 44 mph and a maximum height of 70 feet. 

The Beach

Old Orchard Beach is known for its 7 miles of sandy beachfront, a novelty among Maine’s mostly rocky coastline. The long stretch is so well-known that, throughout history, it was used as a racetrack and a landing strip for airplanes. 

Ocean Park

One of the best-kept Old Orchard Beach secrets is a community tucked away from the crowds and distractions. Ocean Park is a Chautauqua-by-the-sea location between OOB and Saco. The public is welcome, but the value and traditions of this dry, wholesome community are firm. 

Pier French Fries

When you eat at the original Pier French Fries, you’re taking a bite out of a tradition more than 90 years in the making. Fried dough and hot dogs are two other popular staples of this historic dining icon. 

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