Local Parks and Beaches
Cresent Beach State Park
Crescent Beach State Park opened in 1966 and is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and watersports enthusiasts, and nature observers. Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island.
Ferry Beach State Park
Ferry Beach State Park is located off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco. A stand of tupelo (black gum) trees, rare at this latitude, can be seen in this 100-acre area, which offers a sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point.
Convention and Visitors Bureau of Portland Maine
With its heady mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, our region is stylish and sophisticated, yet remains genuine and unpretentious, a place where grey flannel and plaid flannel coexist companionably. And underlying the latest tech, fashion, and culinary scene is a deep sense of continuity. We invite you to experience the character of a region that blends the present with a very special past.
Old Orchard Beach
Whether you are a resident, a vacationer or visitor traveling through Maine’s Premier Family Beach Resort community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and wishes for a peaceful stay or visit here. Old Orchard Beach with 9,000 year-round residents includes the community of Ocean Park and is proud of its downtown and exciting commercial developments along the ocean, as well as all the amenities that can only be offered by a small beach town with tremendous civic pride and caring residents. “It’s A Shore Thing”!
Scarborough is located on the coast of Maine just south of the City of Portland. Although Maine’s coast is primarily a rocky coastline, Scarborough is home to several sandy beaches.
Boat Tours and Cruses in Portland Maine
Looking for something a little different to do for a night out? Come party with Casco Bay Lines! Check out our schedule of great local bands performing on board all summer long. Cruise through the bay while you dance the night away!
Sea Kayaking and Paddle boarding on Casco Bay
Portland Paddle's location on the Presumpscot provides a great freshwater alternative to padding in the less protected and colder waters of Casco Bay. The river is perfect for beginners, and also provides enjoyable paddling for those with more experience.
Old Orchard Beach Jet Ski Rentals in Maine
Parasailing in OOB Maine
Come Ride With Us! We are Old Orchard Beach and Saco’s premier destination for Jet Ski rentals (Waverunner rentals) and Parasailing. With over 20 years in the business, you know you are going to receive top-notch service, instruction and equipment.
Portland Maine Events
There is always something exciting going on in Portland, Maine. Events ranging from live concerts to art walks occur nearly every evening throughout Portland's five unique neighborhoods. Portland's Downtown District has a variety of outdoor and indoor venues that host local bands and big-name headliners. Browse our Portland, Maine events calendar to see what the best of Portland's Downtown District has to offer. If you have an event you think we should know about, simply fill out a short online form to spread the word!
Whale watching in Portland Maine
A Maine Whale Watching adventure awaits you aboard the Odyssey! Great fun and educational for the entire family. Join our Captain as he sets course on a journey to view those majestic mammals in their own environment. Enjoy the ocean air, narration and sights of Casco Bay as we cruise up to 20 miles out to known whale feeding grounds.
Light Houses Portland Maine
Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
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