The Southern Coast: Places to Explore


  • Cape Neddick

    Cape Neddick is one of the less developed of York's areas, running up from the water just after York Beach and stretching toward Ogunquit on the town's north side, but there's not much public access to... Read more

  • Kennebunk

    Sometimes bypassed on the way to its sister town of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk has its own appeal. In the 19th century the town was a major shipbuilding center; docks lined the river with hundreds of workers... Read more

  • Kennebunkport

    Kennebunkport has been a resort area since the 19th century, but its most famous residents have made it even more popular—the presidential Bush family is often in residence in their immense home, which... Read more

  • 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 a vital... Read more

  • 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 and small... Read more

  • Old Orchard Beach Area

    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 sea... Read more

  • 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 closely—this is a... Read 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 iPods and it's easy to imagine squealing tourists adorned in the full-length... Read more

  • York Harbor

    Just a few miles 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 stretch... Read more

  • 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 feel today... Read more