The Southern Coast: Places to Explore

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  • Cape Neddick

    Cape Neddick is one of the less developed of York's areas, but there’s not much public access to the water. It has many modest homes, with a sprinkling of businesses catering to locals and...

  • Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

    The town centers of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are separated by 5 miles and two rivers, but united by a common history and a vibe of seaside affluence. Kennebunkport has been a resort area since...

  • Kittery

    One of the earliest settlements in the state of Maine, Kittery suffered its share of British, French, and Native American attacks throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, yet rose to prominence as...

  • Ogunquit

    A resort village since the late 19th century, stylish Ogunquit gained fame as an artists' colony. Today it has become a mini Provincetown, with a gay population that swells in summer. Many inns...

  • Old Orchard Beach

    Back in the late 19th century, Old Orchard Beach was a classic, upscale, place-to-be-seen resort area. The railroad brought wealthy families looking for entertainment and the benefits of the fresh...

  • Wells

    Lacking any kind of noticeable village center, Wells could be easily overlooked as nothing more than a commercial stretch on U.S. 1 between Ogunquit and the Kennebunks. But look more...

  • York Beach

    Like many shorefront towns in Maine, York Beach has a long history of entertaining summer visitors. Take away today's bikinis and smartphones and it's easy to imagine squealing tourists adorned in...

  • York Harbor

    A short trip from the village proper, York Harbor opens up to the water and offers many places to linger and explore. The harbor is busy with boats of all kinds, while the harbor beach is a good...

  • York Village

    The actual village of York is quite small, housing the town's basic components of post office, town hall, several shops and galleries, and a stretch of antique homes. As subdued as the town may...

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