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Maine Beaches


Maine has 228 miles of mostly rocky coastline and picturesque lighthouses. The heritage here is lobster, sailing and fishing. The beaches are some of the prettiest on the east coast with soft sand from tidal pools and gentle surf.


Ogunquit Beach is very pretty and has soft white sand and warm surf. A family beach it is popular with families due to accessibility by trolley, good parking, restrooms, snack bars and lifeguards. Nearby is The Cliff House Resort and Spa sitting on 70 acres with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside. The Norseman on the Beach is a wonderful location with fine facilities, great staff, two restaurants and access to nature at its best.


Old Orchard Beach has seven miles of great sandy beach, amusement parks, food and games next to the beach. There are lifeguards here for your safety. Kayaking, canoeing, sunbathing, swimming and fishing are popular activities. If you want beachfront with peace and quiet try the Sea Cliff House. The Normandie Inn is also worth checking out with an interesting range of room types.


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