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Old Orchard BeachUnited States of America

Experience some quintessential New England charm at this town known for its pier, waterfront amusement park, beaches and classic lobster rolls.

Old Orchard Beach is a popular seaside vacation destination in Maine. Its clean shoreline and refreshing waters are filled with families during summer. Pack a picnic basket, get to the beach early and spend a day by the water.

Rent a kayak from vendors along the sand and see the town from the water. Accommodation options line the 7-mile (11-kilometer) beach. Some of the bed-and-breakfasts were housese once owned by the rich and famous.

For a fun family day out, take the kids to an amusement park. There’s Palace Playland, which covers 4 acres (1.6 hectares) right near the beach in town. Ride roller coasters, carousels and a Ferris wheel with views across the ocean. Enjoy the water slides at Funtown Splashtown, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Old Orchard Beach.

As the sun sets, walk across the sand to the Old Orchard Beach pier. This was a high society destination in the early 19th century and featured a massive ballroom that hovered over the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to the pier today can enjoy souvenir shops, restaurants and bars.

No Maine vacation is complete without one, or many, seafood feasts. Dine in restaurants overlooking the water. Try lobster rolls, a signature local dish most popular in summer.

Old Orchard Beach’s central location makes it ideal for day trips. Rent a car and drive half an hour north to explore the artistic city of Portland where you can spend an afternoon wandering through shops and galleries. A perfect photo opportunity awaits you at nearby Portland Head Light. This is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the country, and with the dramatic backdrop and historic architecture, you’ll soon see why.

Old Orchard Beach is easily accessible by car. The Amtrak runs from Boston to Old Orchard Beach during summer months. Once in town, it’s easy to reach most of the sights on foot.

Top Hotels in Old Orchard Beach

Grand Beach Inn
Grand Beach Inn
3 out of 5
198 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is CA $141 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Orchard Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club is 2.8 mi ...

3/5 (468 reviews)

"The hotel was across the street from the ocean and was in the northern quieter area of old orchard beach. Although it was off season, the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The room was clean and close the the parking area. The cafe on property, Rumerz had a very nice breakfast menu which ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

Grand Beach Inn
Alouette Beach Resort
Alouette Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
91 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The price is CA $117 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Nestled on the beach, this Old Orchard Beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club is 2 mi (3.2 ...

3.9/5Good! (448 reviews)

"The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The room was extremely clean and the view was perfect. The food at the restaurant was delicious too. We can’t wait to go back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Alouette Beach Resort
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
2.5 out of 5
167 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Nestled on the beach, this Old Orchard Beach motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (375 reviews)

"Every room has a good view. Only concern was the maintenance guy helped himself into my room without being asked."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Old Orchard Beach

Little Miss Cottages
Little Miss Cottages
2.5 out of 5
173 East Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Located in the heart of Old Orchard Beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club is 2.3 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (35 reviews)

"Great place to stay! Very clean, and comfortable, and the staff is exceptionally attentive and polite!! Not our first stay, and certainly won’t be our last!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Little Miss Cottages
The Sands Townhouses
The Sands Townhouses
3 out of 5
64 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Located in the heart of Old Orchard Beach, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Dunegrass Golf Club and Ferry ...

3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Amtrak DIRECTLY behind townhouse. Whole building shook the six times in night it went by. Table out front with intoxicated and heavy smoking guests (3:00 pm). Smoke seeped into room... very rough crowd. F word used as noun verb and adjective. Not five star snob but this was very bad. Dirty. Came ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2019

The Sands Townhouses
Wild Acres RV Resort
Wild Acres RV Resort
2 out of 5
179 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Situated near the beach, this campsite is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Harmon Historical Museum and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Old Orchard Beach Pier. Old Orchard Beach and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"Great property, we rented a cabin. Everything was good except the mattress, we didn't sleep for two nights, other than that a great place to bring the kids."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2020

Wild Acres RV Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Old Orchard Beach

Ogunquit Beach
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Ogunquit Beach

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Collect shells, go bird watching, take a stroll on Marginal Way or simply admire the oceanfront views along Ogunquit’s beloved stretch of coastline.

Higgins Beach
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Higgins Beach

4.5/5(8 reviews)

At the mouth of the Spurwink River in Scarborough, take a stroll on the white sand or paddle a kayak over gentle waves.

Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Look out across the Atlantic Ocean from Portland’s iconic white lighthouse, which has presided over the southern Maine coastline since the 18th century.

Top things to do in Old Orchard Beach

Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour-VIP tickets
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Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour-VIP tickets

CA $131
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Maine
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Maine

CA $13
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200+ Years!
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Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200+ Years!

CA $40
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Maine
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Maine

CA $13
Per adult
Portland Tall Ship Cruise
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Portland Tall Ship Cruise

CA $92
Per adult
Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour
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Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour

CA $59
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Old Orchard Beach

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 23, 2019

rien a changé, sauf que tout a pris de l'age en titi mais endroit propre

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 23, 2019

Expect OLD rental with beautiful crowdy beach and cold water!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 16, 2019

Nice beach but I’m not a beach person. My partner loves the beach and that’s why I go. I found the beach nicer than Cuba but the water is cold

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 15, 2019

Old Orchard Beach is a a very clean and family-friendly beach. It is a great spot for families with young children.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 13, 2019

Old Orchard Beach is my "have to go" spot of the summer. Love the atmosphere,meeting all kinds of people, the BEACH! Summer destination number 1 for me!

4/5 - Good

Patricia

Aug 7, 2019

Same as 30 years ago but still in shape!

Cities near Old Orchard Beach

Scarborough featuring a coastal town and general coastal views as well as a large group of people

Scarborough

Portland Head Light which includes rocky coastline, general coastal views and a lighthouse

Portland

Saco which includes a small town or village

Saco

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