Beaches & Parks ~ Old Orchard Beach, Maine

For a long overdue day out with the family, or a quiet reprieve from the stress of the week, enjoy the gorgeous beaches and the pristine habitats of some of natures finest members. Plan your family summer vacation with a week away enjoying the beaches of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

A seven mile stretch of beaches aligned with motels, motor lodges and inns. The Pier is the most well known part of Old Orchard Beach and is in the center of the seven mile stretch leaving 3.5 miles of uncrowded sandy beaches for families and beachgoers to enjoy. Old Orchard Beach puts on a free fireworks display near the pier every Thursday evening from late June through late August. Parking is available throughout Old Orchard Beach at several municipal lots and many privately operated lots. There are public restrooms just off the strip on West Grand Avenue.Read More!
Beach Street
Old Orchard Beach, ME
207-934-2500
Ferry Beach State Park in Saco is nestled between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis near the southern end of the longest continuous stretch of sand beach in Maine. The 117-acre park features Ferry Beach and two and a half miles of scenic beach fronting on Saco Bay. From the comfort of your beach blanket enjoy the sea air, the breaking waves and far reaching views up and down the coastline. Enjoy hours of delightful swimming, combing the beach for shells, building sand castles with the family and just plain relaxing in the summer sun. Read More.
85 Bayview Road
Saco, ME
207-283-0067
Hills Beach in Biddeford is a 500-yard stretch of sandy beach on the north side of Biddeford Pool near the mouth of the Saco River. Steep dunes lead down to this quiet beach, which is protected by the breakwater on the north side and the curve of the cove to the south. Parking is very limited along the streets of the neighborhood near the beach, so bicycling or walking from closer to town may be best. There is no lifeguard, and there are no toilet facilities at Hills Beach. Birdwatching is a popular activity at the beach owing to its proximity to the wetlands of Biddeford Pool. Read More on Hills Beach.
148 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME

This two-mile expanse of sandy beach in Biddeford extends along the open ocean from Biddeford Pool to Fortunes Rocks, offering beach-goers lots of room to stretch out, relax, swim and play in the summer sun. Wave sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding and surf kayaking are popular here, and the hard-packed sand is great for walking and jogging. Limited parking is available at both the south end and north end of the beach, accessed from Fortunes Rocks Road. Parking is by permit only, available from Biddeford City Hall, City Clerk’s office. Lifeguards are on duty from late May to early September. There are no facilities at Fortunes Rocks Beach. Read More from VisitMaine.com.
Fortunes Rocks Road
Biddeford, ME
207-284-9307
Camp Ellis Beach is a seaside community in Saco at the mouth of the Saco River. The beach at Camp Ellis is nearly gone, eroded away over time by natural forces of storms and the man-made forces of the breakwater, or jetty, that juts out into Saco Bay. The disappearing beach has been replaced with an extensive seawall of granite blocks extending northward from the jetty. Nonetheless, beachgoers will find a visit to Camp Ellis worthwhile, for a walk on the long breakwater out to sea, and for the quaint mix of seafood restaurants, and the lobster pound and general store. Fishing charters and kayak rentals can be arranged here as well. Public parking is available in the area of Camp Ellis Ave., Eastern Ave. and Lower Beach Rd. Read More from VisitMaine.com.
Camp Ellis Ave
Saco, ME
207-284-4831
Biddeford Pool Beach in Biddeford lies at the eastern end of a scenic two-mile long stretch of sandy beach that connects with Fortunes Rocks Beach to the west. This continuous expanse of sand allows for plenty of room to relax and play in the sand, great swimming in the waves, and lots of beach to explore on foot. The beach is bordered by dunes and sea grass, and just to the north, the rocky point at Biddeford Pool juts out into the ocean. This city-owned public beach offers plenty of parking, restrooms, bathhouses for changing, benches for picnicking, and there are lifeguards on duty. Parking is by permit only. Read More from VisitMaine.com.
Route 208/Beach Avenue
Biddeford, ME
207-284-9307