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A Guide to Southern Maine’s Must-Visit Beaches

While our cozy inn promises a delightful stay, we understand that exploring Southern Maine’s pristine beaches is a must-do for every beach lover. From sun-kissed sands to crashing waves, we’ve curated a list of enchanting beaches near us that will leave you captivated. Let’s dive into the coastal charms that await you!

Old Orchard Beach

As one of Maine’s most beloved destinations, Old Orchard Beach offers a quintessential seaside experience. Just a short drive from Merry Manor Inn, this bustling beach town welcomes visitors with its vibrant boardwalk and lively atmosphere. Sink your toes into the soft sands, take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic, or stroll along the iconic pier, where fun and entertainment abound. Downtown Old Orchard Beach is a vibrant and bustling area, teeming with quaint shops, delectable eateries, and lively entertainment options. Nestled within this charming district is Palace Playland, New England’s only beachfront amusement park, offering thrilling rides and classic carnival fun for visitors of all ages. Together, these attractions create an unforgettable coastal experience where relaxation and excitement intertwine harmoniously. Water sports, beachfront dining, and picturesque sunsets make Old Orchard Beach a true coastal gem.

Scarborough Beach

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A short scenic drive from our inn will take you to Scarborough Beach, an unspoiled oasis ideal for nature enthusiasts. Nestled within Scarborough State Park, this beach boasts pristine dunes, tranquil waves, and captivating views. Surfers can catch the perfect wave, families can enjoy beachcombing and building sandcastles, while nature lovers can embark on a peaceful coastal hike. Scarborough Beach is a serene escape that offers the quintessence of Southern Maine’s coastal beauty.

Ferry Beach

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For those seeking a quieter, more secluded beach experience, Ferry Beach is an undiscovered treasure. Tucked away from the crowds, this serene sandy stretch offers solitude and tranquility. It’s the perfect spot to unwind with a good book, take a leisurely beach walk, or have a picnic with loved ones. Watch seagulls glide gracefully in the sky and let the gentle lapping waves soothe your soul. Ferry Beach is an idyllic retreat for those seeking solace amidst nature’s wonders.

Pine Point Beach

Photo Credits: https://www.scarboroughmaine.org/departments/community-services/amenities-reservations/beaches

A hidden paradise awaits you at Pine Point Beach, located near the charming village of Pine Point. Picture-perfect views of the coastline, pristine sands, and refreshing ocean breezes beckon visitors from near and far. This beach offers a laid-back ambiance where you can take long walks along the shoreline, go fishing off the jetty, or simply bask in the sun with a cool drink in hand. Pine Point Beach exudes coastal charm and promises unforgettable memories.

So, pack your beach gear and get ready for a dreamy coastal getaway in Southern Maine! The Merry Manor Inn team eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to provide you with warm hospitality and insider tips to make your beach vacation truly memorable.

Book your stay with us today and discover the coastal charms that Southern Maine has to offer!