Best Beaches on the Maine Coast

Every day at least one guest at our Maine coast bed and breakfast asks which are the best beaches in the area, and that is never a question I can answer!  The problem is simple – there are lots, and they are all lovely!  But fortunately, each is “best” for something.  So here’s my attempt at explaining them and why they are so excellent:

Sunset on one of the Maine Coast's gorgeous beaches!
Sunset on one of the Maine Coast’s gorgeous beaches!
  • Colony Beach: Less than a half mile from the inn, this beach is definitely walkable.  It’s ideal for that car-less vacation and those who just want a little extra activity so they can enjoy even more of the great cuisine that the Maine coast is known for.  With a stunning stone jetty, it’s also a great spot to watch the sunset.
  • Gooch’s Beach: Kennebunk’s largest stretch of sandy beaches, this beach can sometimes lose almost all of its sandy real estate, when an extremely high tide pushes visitors right to the sea wall. Fortunately that doesn’t happen very often, but it’s quite a beautiful sight when it does!
  • Middle Beach:  Mostly full of flat, smooth rocks, this stretch is ideal for quietly reading or skipping rocks.
  • Mother’s Beach: Families, this one’s for you! With easy access to a brand new playground and clear boundaries on either end, it is ideal for parents keeping track of their little ones.
  • Goose Rock’s Beach:  A gorgeous spot, that’s for sure!  Parking can be tricky, but the prevalence of sand dollars on the crescent shaped beach is a huge draw.
  • Wells Reserve/Laudholm Farm: Known for its fields and protected estuaries, this preserve’s secluded beach requires a bit of a hike, but it is so worth it!
  • Marginal Way Beach in Ogunquit:  Off the beaten track in Ogunquit, this small beach is accessible by foot from the Marginal Way.  It’s surrounded by rocks and gives you a great view of the densely packed beaches of Ogunquit and Wells.

We’re very lucky at the Maine Stay Inn to have such a fabulous assortment of beaches near us along the Maine coast, and can’t wait to share them with you!


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