The Southern Coast

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  • 1. Brick Store Museum


    The cornerstone of this block-long preservation of early-19th-century commercial and residential buildings is William Lord's Brick Store. Built...Read More

  • 2. Crescent Beach


    Lined with summer homes, this sandy strand is busy in the summer, but the beach and the water are surprisingly clean, considering all the traffic...Read More

  • 3. Drakes Island Beach


    Smaller and quieter than the other two beaches in Wells, Drakes Island Beach is also a little more natural, with rolling sand dunes and access...Read More

  • 4. First Families Kennebunkport Museum


    Also known as White Columns, the imposing Greek Revival mansion with Doric columns is furnished with the belongings of four generations of the...Read More

  • 5. First Parish of Kennebunk Unitarian Universalist Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1773, just before the American Revolution, this stunning church is a marvel. The 1804 Asher Benjamin–style steeple stands proudly atop...Read More

  • 6. Gooch's Beach


    Kennebunk has three beaches, one after another, along Beach Avenue, which is lined with cottages and old Victorians. The most northerly, and...Read More

  • 7. Kennebunk Plains

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    For an unusual experience, visit this 135-acre grasslands habitat that is home to several rare and endangered species. Locals call it Blueberry...Read More

  • 8. Ocean Park


    Ten miles east of Biddeford lies Ocean Park, a vacation community founded in 1881 by Free Will Baptist leaders as a summer assembly with both...Read More

  • 9. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At the headquarters of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which has 11 divisions from Kittery to Cape Elizabeth, is the Carson Trail...Read More

  • 10. Seashore Trolley Museum


    Streetcars were built here from 1872 to 1972, including trolleys for major metropolitan areas—from Boston to Budapest, New York to Nagasaki...Read More

  • 11. Wells Beach


    The northern end of a 2-mile stretch of golden sand, Wells Beach is popular with families and surfers, who line up in the swells and preen on...Read More

  • 12. York's Wild Kingdom


    Surrounded by forest, this popular zoo has an impressive variety of exotic animals and is home to the state's only white Bengal tiger. There...Read More

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