The Beaches Region
The Beaches Region is a vacation paradise year-round. Breathtaking coastal scenery, broad beaches of pure white sand, and quaint, picturesque New England villages mark the Southern Maine Coast. This Maine includes the historic coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach. Feast on lobster in the rough or dine at one of the many fine restaurants or inns; explore classic lighthouses, secluded harbors, and rocky shorelines, or shop at the Kittery Outlets, antique shops or local boutiques. Four seasons">activities include seasonal festivals, cultural events, historical museums, theater, and nightlife. Beautiful sandy beaches, inlets and harbors offer endless opportunities from swimming and sailing to sea kayaking and fishing.
Best seen by boat[x]Best Seen By BoatBaker Island LighthouseDowneast & Acadia · Bar HarborCape Elizabeth LightGreater Portland & Casco Bay · Cape ElizabethDice Head LightMid-Coast · CastineGrindle Point LightMid-Coast · IsleboroLubec Channel LightDowneast & Acadia · LubecProspect Harbor LightDowneast & Acadia · Prospect HarborDoubling Point Light StationMid-Coast · RocklandMark Island Light (Deer Isle Thorofare Light)Downeast & Acadia · StoningtonHendricks Head LightMid-Coast · West SouthportCape Neddick "Nubble" LightThe Maine Beaches · YorkBear Island LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaBlue Hill Bay LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaBoon Island LighthouseThe Maine BeachesBurnt Island Light StationMid-CoastCuckholds LighthouseMid-CoastCurtis Island LighthouseMid-CoastEgg Rock Light StationDowneast & AcadiaFranklin Island LightMid-CoastGoat Island Light StationThe Maine BeachesGoose Rocks LighthouseMid-CoastGreat Duck Island Light StationDowneast & AcadiaHalfway Rock LightGreater Portland & Casco BayHeron Neck Light StationMid-CoastIndian Island Light StationMid-CoastLibby Island Light StationDowneast & AcadiaMachias Seal Island LightDowneast & AcadiaMatinicus Rock Light StationMid-CoastMoose Peak LightDowneast & AcadiaMount Desert Rock LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaNarraguagus Light StationDowneast & AcadiaNash Island LightDowneast & AcadiaPerkins Island Light StationMid-CoastPetit Manan PointDowneast & AcadiaPond Island LightMid-CoastRam Island LedgeGreater Portland & Casco BaySaddleback Ledge Light StationMid-CoastSeguin Island Light StationMid-CoastSpring Point Ledge LighthouseGreater Portland & Casco BaySquirrel Point Light StationMid-CoastTenants Harbor LighthouseMid-CoastTwo Bush Island LightMid-CoastWhaleback Ledge Light StationThe Maine BeachesWhitlocks Mill Light StationDowneast & AcadiaWinter Harbor LightDowneast & AcadiaWood Island Light StationThe Maine Beaches
Grounds-only visitation allowed[x]Grounds-only visitationBass Harbor Head LightDowneast & Acadia · Bass HarborPemaquid Point LightMid-Coast · BristolDice Head LightMid-Coast · CastineGrindle Point LightMid-Coast · IsleboroMonhegan Island Lighthouse and MuseumMid-Coast · Monhegan IslandOwls Head LightMid-Coast · Owls HeadMarshall Point LightMid-Coast · Port ClydeRockland Breakwater LightMid-Coast · RocklandFort Point LightMid-Coast · Stockton SpringsMark Island Light (Deer Isle Thorofare Light)Downeast & Acadia · StoningtonBrown's Head LightMid-Coast · VinalhavenBurnt Coat Harbor LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaKennebec River Range LightsMid-CoastMatinicus Rock Light StationMid-CoastPortland Breakwater Light "Bug Light"Greater Portland & Casco BayRam Island Light StationMid-CoastRockland Harbor SWMid-Coast
Museum or display inside at least one building[x]Museum or DisplayPemaquid Point LightMid-Coast · BristolMonhegan Island Lighthouse and MuseumMid-Coast · Monhegan IslandMarshall Point LightMid-Coast · Port ClydeMarshall Point Lighthouse MuseumMid-Coast · Port ClydeRockland Breakwater LightMid-Coast · RocklandSpring Point Ledge LighthouseGreater Portland & Casco Bay