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Old Orchard Beach, ME
Travel Guide

Old Orchard Beach showing a sandy beach and landscape views

Experience some quintessential New England charm at this town known for its pier, waterfront amusement park, beaches and classic lobster rolls.

Old Orchard Beach is a popular seaside vacation destination in Maine. Its clean shoreline and refreshing waters are filled with families during summer. Pack a picnic basket, get to the beach early and spend a day by the water.

Rent a kayak from vendors along the sand and see the town from the water. Accommodation options line the 7-mile (11-kilometer) beach. Some of the bed-and-breakfasts were housese once owned by the rich and famous.

For a fun family day out, take the kids to an amusement park. There’s Palace Playland, which covers 4 acres (1.6 hectares) right near the beach in town. Ride roller coasters, carousels and a Ferris wheel with views across the ocean. Enjoy the water slides at Funtown Splashtown, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Old Orchard Beach.

As the sun sets, walk across the sand to the Old Orchard Beach pier. This was a high society destination in the early 19th century and featured a massive ballroom that hovered over the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to the pier today can enjoy souvenir shops, restaurants and bars.

No Maine vacation is complete without one, or many, seafood feasts. Dine in restaurants overlooking the water. Try lobster rolls, a signature local dish most popular in summer.

Old Orchard Beach’s central location makes it ideal for day trips. Rent a car and drive half an hour north to explore the artistic city of Portland where you can spend an afternoon wandering through shops and galleries. A perfect photo opportunity awaits you at nearby Portland Head Light. This is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the country, and with the dramatic backdrop and historic architecture, you’ll soon see why.

Old Orchard Beach is easily accessible by car. The Amtrak runs from Boston to Old Orchard Beach during summer months. Once in town, it’s easy to reach most of the sights on foot.

Seagrass Inn
Seagrass Inn
2.5 out of 5
50 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is $156 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Situated in Old Orchard Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club and Ferry Beach State ...
4.1/5Very Good! (195 reviews)
"Very close to the beach and the pier. I nice little inn. Nice staff."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Seagrass Inn
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
2.5 out of 5
167 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is $215 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Nestled on the beach, this Old Orchard Beach motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
"On the beach"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Grand Beach Inn
Grand Beach Inn
3 out of 5
198 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is $159 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Orchard Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Old Orchard Beach Pier. Prouts Neck and Dunegrass Golf ...
3/5 (515 reviews)
"It was far enough from the pier to be quiet the staff was very kind and made our stay comfortable- good family place !! Nice pool grills picnic table and on site cafe !! I would stay here again"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Grand Beach Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Sands Townhouses
The Sands Townhouses
3 out of 5
64 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is $129 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in the heart of Old Orchard Beach, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club ...
3.7/5Good! (25 reviews)
"Location is convenient because of the parking and beach being across the street. As far as cleanliness and noise it was horrible. Beds had hair and dirt in them. The train goes by twice a night that shakes the whole complex and is extremely loud. You can here everything through the walls. The neighbors ..."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

The Sands Townhouses
1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo
1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Situated in Old Orchard Beach, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club and Ferry Beach ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Perfect getaway with a baby
"My husband and I stayed for Labor Day weekend with our 1 year old. The place is clean, has plenty of space, and an amazing view of the water from a big balcony. With the dishwasher, a fully set up kitchen, and in unit laundry, it’s the perfect place to stay with kids. Masks are required in common ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo
Sunny, one Bedroom Cottage on a Quiet Side Street!
Sunny, one Bedroom Cottage on a Quiet Side Street!
Old Orchard Beach, ME
This family-friendly Old Orchard Beach vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club and Ferry Beach ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Beautiful & comfy apartment
"We loved hanging out in the apartment. It has tasteful decor & very well equipped. We think Christopher did a great job with this place. And we completely recommend booking with him! He even recommended us some places to try lobster and they were great!"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Sunny, one Bedroom Cottage on a Quiet Side Street!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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