Just 12 miles north of Old Orchard Beach is the cosmopolitan city of Portland Maine and its historic Old Port district brimming with galleries, boutiques and Maine’s best restaurants. On the way to Portland, discover the unique Cape Elizabeth Light. Originally twin lighthouses, the second has been inactive since 1924. The active light, subject of two Edward Hopper paintings, is the most powerful on the New England coast.
The first 30 miles of coast are known as the “Southern Maine Coast Region” comprised of the towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach. These eight towns offer more to see and do than one could possibly hope to accomplish in a busy week of sightseeing and touring. The first 30 miles of Maine’s coast comprises 90% of the State’s sandy beaches!