Old Orchard Beach ME
Maine’s Premier Beach Resort Town
Old Orchard Beach, or “OOB,” is one of the country’s last oceanfront amusement parks. The historic, seaside town, located just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, has been a summertime, Maine coast destination for more than 170 years. In fact, the community’s population swells from around 9,000 to nearly 75,000 during the warmer months. And who can blame them? 7 miles of sandy beach and a classic pier, complete with amusement rides, Ferris wheel, and weekly, summer fireworks. OOB is delightfully walkable, with Old Orchard Beach boardwalk to explore and a variety of annual events and seasonal concerts to attend. You can even catch an Empire Legue baseball game with The Surge at the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark. The nearby, historic summer retreat of Ocean Park offers some quiet time and the only octagonal church in Maine. Portland, Freeport, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks, lighthouses, state parks, and much more are all within easy reach, making Old Orchard Beach the perfect base of your vacation operations.
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What our Guests are Saying:
“Wide open beaches We happened on historic Old Orchard Beach during our coastal drive of South Maine. We parked our car in a designated lot and walked along the sidewalks to the amusement park. The whole ocean area is beautiful. The sand stretched for miles and we saw people of all ages sitting on beach chairs or blankets on shore listening to the surf. Some had ventured out and were wading in the dark blue water. Food and drinks were available on the pier and in local eateries. Souvenirs and clothing stores lined the entrance way. It was a very relaxing place to visit.”