The beach may not the first thing you think about when someone mentions Maine, the most northeasterly state of the US. Maine is all about lobsters and frosted windows. It is surrounded by New Hampshire, Canada, and Atlantic Ocean. Maine’s love affair with the sea started when it was first inhabited by Wabanaki people. Its maritime history has chapters of eventful tales, and its rocky shores have witnessed many adventures and changes of fortune. Along Maine’s 228 miles (367 kilometers) of Atlantic coastline are some of the most serene, stylish, and perfect beaches you will ever find in America. Book an off-season beach getaway and check out our list of the best beachfront hotels in Maine, the USA.
Where else on the beach street can you find excellent seaside accommodation in Maine? Atlantic House Inn features rooms with enough space for the entire family including your beloved pets. As soon as you are acquainted with the cottage-style decor, you may check out the beach which is only two minutes away on foot. The shore is right across the street, and you don’t have to ask a local for directions to Short Sands Beach. If it’s your lucky day, you can book a room with a balcony and watch the waves roll in from the comfort of Atlantic House Inn.
Famous for its fine beaches, York Beach is a small town on the Atlantic Coast of Maine. These days, there won’t be summer crowds on Short Sands and Long Sands so rest easy. If you want a more laid-back atmosphere, check in at Union Bluff Hotel where the rooms are warm and cozy. The deck offers a mesmerizing view of the coast as it curves to the horizon. This hotel is located right on the beach, and if you’re ready for a six-minute drive, you will reach the lovely Cape Neddick Lighthouse.
Usually, beach-goers flock to Old Orchard boardwalk and amusement park to make indelible memories in New England. The Old Orchard Beach is a prominent and memorable address, and there you will find The Edgewater, a short walk from the pier. The rooms are brightly lit and adorned with marine and summer colors. You can walk to the beach and start swimming in less than five minutes. If you feel like staying in and just enjoying the view, book a room on the second floor. You are all set for a relaxing weekend by the ocean at The Edgewater.
Alouette Sunrise Suites is situated on Old Orchard Beach’s East Grand Avenue. Behold a cinematic ocean view and a room that is removed from the hustle and bustle of busy streets. When you look out the window of your well-appointed room, you will see a stretch of sand that separates from the clear blue waters of the Atlantic. If you can manage a quick jog, you will reach the shore in no time. Choose a modern and scenic apartment by the beach by booking Alouette Sunrise Suites.
During your stay at The Seaside Inn, you can walk to the beach after your share of warm and delicious muffins for the day. Being on Beach Avenue has its advantages. You can walk to the ocean in a few minutes or ride a bike to town if you need to buy something from a local mall. Some rooms have living areas that extend outdoors, so try to book a room with a patio when available. The rooms at The Seaside Inn are comfortable and spacious, and your booking comes with a daily continental breakfast.
Impeccable rooms and gracious service await guests at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. Located along Eden Street in Bar Harbor, Maine, this hotel is a great starting point for family outings to Acadia National Park. When you book a room, you can ask if a shuttle will be available to transport you to the national park which is a stone’s throw from the hotel. Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center is also a good base for Cadillac Mountain trips. During your stay, try to see if there are opportunities for whale watching in Bar Harbor.
Belfast is a town located on Passagassawakeag River. Whatever you have planned to do there, rest assured that you will get there in time if you book a room at Belfast Harbor Inn. You only need to allot about five minutes to reach Moose Point State Park, so it’s going to be a carefree holiday with exciting new adventures in nature. During your holiday here, you get to enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, and Maine beaches. Since Belfast Harbor Inn is a waterfront property, you can expect that the beach is only a short walk away.
Cutty Sark Motel is located in some of the best stretches of York Beach. Your privacy is ensured, and unlike most hotel rooms, you can book one with an ocean view. Imagine sleeping to the sounds of the surf and waking up to an eerie quiet. Long Sands, the most popular beach from the hotel, is less than five minutes by foot and Nubble Lighthouse is about eight minutes. Here, you will never get tired of walking because of the scenic seaside views around you.
Chebeague Island off the coast of Maine can be reached by ferry. Check the available schedule when you book a room at Chebeague Island Inn because Casco Bay Lines has limited operations at this time. The Greek Revival homes of the island have inspired the hotel’s decor. So during a trip here, you can expect comfort amid elegant surroundings. The hotel is perched on a hill, so it’s an easy walk down the seaside. If you want to explore the perimeter on bicycles, inform the hotel, and they will make it happen for you.
The Tides Beach Club stands out on Kings Highway in Kennebunkport because of its elegant facade and imposing presence. You better see what’s inside your room because there’s more to praise in terms of decor and comfort. The Tide Beach Club’s color palette as well as the stainless steel and marble features are pleasing to the eye. Once you are ready to check out the sandy beach, don’t hesitate to borrow umbrellas, towels, and a few beach chairs from the receptionist.
The Tides Beach Club
Address: 254 Kings Highway
Maine welcomes you home
Some of the best beaches you will find in New England are in Southern Maine with white sand, historic piers, and a stately lighthouse here and there. Spend a weekend in a beachfront hotel and wake up to the gentle sounds of the Atlantic. Come home to Maine for the weekend and expect a warm welcome.
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