Wells Beach, Maine Vacation
Surrounded by the Atlantic
Ocean and saltwater
marshes, and nestled along Maine's southern coast
between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, is a historic and
picturesque stretch of coastline known as Wells Beach, Maine.
Beach has been a favorite beach resort for family
Although the wide expanse of the long,
...Wells Beach, Crescent Beach, and Drakes Island
...can be very seductive, the southern Maine coast
also offers a
large variety of other
activities and events, geared for the entire family.
Wells Beach, Maine Attractions
When it's time to take a break from the sun and sand there are lots of
things to do...
- sail aboard the 34 foot, The Gift, to do some
whale watching, or spot dolphins, seals, and cormorants as
the lobstermen pulling their pots
- play a few holes of golf among the blueberry
and raspberry fields at the par 3 Merriland
Farm Golf Course
- treat the kids to a trip to Wonder Mountain with
its two 18 hole miniature golf courses and a full arcade
- see over 80 classic old cars at the Wells Auto Museum
- board the summer trolley for a
relaxing sight-seeing trip around town
- hike the trails of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife
scattered along 50 miles of coastline, sea plants and animals
found elsewhere in Maine
- browse the dozens of
area antique stores
and used book shops
as you head up and down Route 1
- catch a first run movie at the Wells Five Star Cinema Complex
Or, head to the Wells
Harbor Town Dock and board The Nor'easter, the Lethal
Weapon, or the Gath III and India Marie
with Captain Satch and Sons, for a coastal or deep sea fishing charter
in search of striped bass, cod, bluefish, tuna, haddock, pollock,
shark, or other ocean fish.
Just as short drive to the north are the charming
seaside communities of The
Arundel and Cape Porpoise, with
their stunning quintessential New England scenery.
A few miles south is Ogunquit,
its miles of gorgeous white sandy beaches, as well as Perkins cove, a
quaint working harbor with shops, galleries and restaurants.
Wells Beach, Maine Vacation Rentals and Wells,
both Wells Beach, Maine and Wells,
Maine, Mother Nature has provided a great atmosphere for a totally laid
back vacation. And,
Wells lodging accommodations...
inns, cottages, campgrounds, and for rent by
owner homes and condominiums
- well reflect the
Your choices will be many and varied, including...
Beach, Maine lodging...
From oceanside motel rooms, such as those at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort,
and the Atlantic Motor
Inn, you can be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves
over the seven mile stretch of sparkling sandy beach. Or,
just foot steps away are the
the Sea Condominiums.
A two minute walk from the ocean will take you to Haven
by the Sea,
a lovingly restored seaside church turned into a bed and breakfast.
Selected as a Fodor's Choice 2008 and featured on the
Hallmark Channel, this immaculate B&B has also been named
in the Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America.
And, not far from Wells Beach, but centrally
located, are other favorite vacation
rentals, many offering family accommodations.
Less than one mile from Wells Beach you can settle
Beach Farm Inn, with its guest rooms and cottages
decorated with an eclectic
mix of art and antiques, or the Misty
Harbor Resort, an all suite
You will also find...
Inn and Condominiums, which offers three bedroom
townhouses, one and
two bedroom vintage cottages, and two bedroom contemporary cottages
And, off the beaten path, less than a mile from
Drakes Island Beach is Cottages
in the Lane,
bordering the Rachel Carson and Laudholm Farm wildlife preserves.
For something more rustic and adventuresome there
is also camping in Wells, Maine.
Resort Campground and the Sea-Vu Campground
are centrally located on Route 1, both with an 18 hole mini-golf course
and swimming pools, along with a host of other amenities.
Beach Maine and Wells, Maine Restaurants
Is it the smell of the salt air that makes Maine
seafood taste SO good?
don't know, but whatever it is...
...you will find it at work in
Wells and Wells Beach,
Maine, where nearly every lunch and dinner menu includes an abundance
of fresh, locally
caught fish, lobster, clams, oysters, and scallops.
is no exception. Located in the middle of the Rachel Carson
National Wildlife Refuge, on Mile Road (the road with water on
both sides that
connects Route 1 to Wells
Beach) this casual seafood restaurant offers an abundance of seafood
delights in a unique setting.
Harborside Restaurant, "Where Lobster is King", is no
exception either. Lord's, located on Harbor Road,
in Wells Harbor, serves dozens of traditional fried and broiled
seafood dishes, along with meatier entrees for the non-seafood
Down on the beach...
The Forbes family has been serving breakfast,
and dinner at Forbes
Seafood Restaurant and take out for
over 85 years. Ask them about their Scrambled Burger Sandwich
hear it's the BEST!
Even at the award winning Varvano's Italian Restaurant,
on Mile Road in Wells, a wide selection of "Pesce" is served, alongside
traditional and house specialty Italian plates.
The upscale Joshua's
restaurant also has some wonderful seafood dishes among its many
offerings, as does the Wells
Steakhouse and T-Bone Lounge, both located on Route 1.
And, for a unique
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Maine Diner on Route
1 in Wells, has served over 5,000,000 visitors since it opened its
doors in 1983. Not only do they serve great comfort food,
offered in the "Diner Food" section of their menu, but they also serve
up a wonderful "secret recipe lobster pie", as well as seafood dinners
What if you want your lobster fix early in the
day? You're in luck - Lobster
Quiche and Lobster
on the breakfast menu at the Maine Diner.
But if something more simple is what you have in
mind for breakfast, be sure to stop at Congdon's Doughnuts.
Congdon's serves plenty of other food too, but it's their
doughnuts that has everyone talking!
Explore Wells Beach, Maine...
...and you are likely to find your own favorite
hidden somewhere in Wells or Wells Beach, Maine.