Maine Beach Vacations

maine beach vacationsStep away from the hustle, bustle and stressors of your daily life as you slip away with your family to enjoy Maine beach vacations. People from all over the world flock to the coastline of Maine to frolic in its waters, view the picturesque lighthouses and take in the rocky shores. The beaches in Maine are beautiful and come in a large variety. Depending on where you stay in your Maine vacation rental, you might experience soft, sandy beaches and gentle surf. In other places you can find tidal pools and collect smooth stones, polished by the Atlantic Ocean's pounding waves.

Maine beach vacations are perfect travel opportunities for families. You can go over to Long Sand Beach for some surfing action or enjoy a day at Short Sands Beach where the kids can play in the gentle surf. After a day in the sand, shower off and walk over to the amusements and shops located right near the beach. Ogunquit Beach might be a fun destination during your Maine beach vacation since you can take a trolley to get to it. Another fun option is heading over to Footbridge Beach. At this beach, you avoid the crowds by walking over a footbridge onto the beach.

Traveling with little ones needn't be a hassle when you take Maine beach vacations. Some beaches, such as Mother's Beach, have playgrounds. If your family is into picnicking, you might want to head over to Cleaves Cove Beach or Ferry Beach State Park during your family vacation in Maine. Cleavs Cove Beach is secluded, offering beautiful scenery and privacy. Ferry Beach State Park creates a natural shelter from wind so you don't have to worry about sand actually getting into your sandwiches. It also has nature trails for family hiking.

If you are looking for the most popular beach around while you are on a Maine beach vacation, take a visit to Old Orchard Beach. Every year Maine's largest newspaper votes this beach as its number one beach. It has seven miles of games, food, beautiful sand and amusement parks. Another popular beach is Popham Beach State Park. This three-mile long expanse of sand borders the Kennebec River. It offers tidal pools and sandbars for exploration. Whether you are gathering with a group of friends and vacationing together, or if you are with your own family, Maine beach vacations are ideal places to explore nature, unwind, and enjoy each other's company.