Long sandy beaches and salt marsh estuaries mark the coastline from Kittery to Portland, with the occasional rocky headland punctuated by a lighthouse or two. Endless variety makes the southern Maine coast unique. History buffs can explore coastal fortifications, wander through restored colonial villages, and admire turn-of-the century homes and vacation cottages. Shoppers can indulge at outlet malls, antiques barns, and craft shops. Nature lovers can study the coastal plants, birds, and wildlife. And, everyone can enjoy the long stretches of white sand and wide-open ocean vistas.
Suggested Day Trips via bike, foot, or car
Kayak and small boat put-ins
Breweries – local craft beer tasting rooms
Mount Agamenticus – mountain bike and hiking trails
Lighthouses, Beaches, the Eastern Trail, and East Coast Greenway
Area Covered: The coastline from Old Orchard Beach to Kittery and Portsmouth, NH