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 place where people come to enjoy some of the best beaches on the coast. The town included Ogunquit until 1980. Today this family-oriented beach community has 7 miles of densely populated shoreline, along with nature preserves where you can explore salt marshes and tidal pools.


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