Maine Beaches

The welcoming sign when you first enter Maine boldly says, “Welcome to Maine – The Way Life Should Be.” And in recent years, a sign has been added along with this one that states, “Open for Business.”

These signs really sum up our invitation to visitors from near and far. If you are vacationing here, Maine offers every kind of experience you might want, whether looking for sandy beaches or mountains, for metropolitan areas or wilderness getaways, or for the historic, the festive, or the unusual.

And if you are looking to move your residence or business to Maine, know that the welcome mat is out and we would love to have you call Maine as your home.

Early Spring

March & April

23° | 53°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Welcome to “Mud Season”!

Late Spring

May & June

45° | 74°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Things are warming up!

Early Summer

June & July

50° | 75°

Wear layers as temperatures vary.

Late Summer

August & September

51° | 78°


Early Autumn


40° | 57°

Bring a sweater.

Late Autumn

November & Early December

31° | 45°

Bring a sweater, coat & hat. Snow likely.

Early Winter

Late December & January

19° | 30°

Dress for snow!

Late Winter

February & March

15° | 40°

Bring a sweater. Snow is likely.

The southern Maine region is the most popular area for visitors coming to the state as it is only an hour’s drive from Boston, the hub of New England. For many others, it is only a two to three hour ride to hit our southern border.

Our southern Maine region is a tourist’s delight with a mix of rocky coastline and some of the most inviting sandy beaches in all of the state. The towns and villages along the southern coast are filled with history and unique shopping experiences.

There’s no shortage of diverse dining experiences from gourmet, award winning restaurants to casual takeout food, cozy coffee shops, lively brew pubs, or locally owned specialty cuisine.

Looking to stay a few days in the area? You’ll have your choice of modern hotels and motels, country inns and B&Bs, seaside resorts and condos, as well as cottages, cabins and lodges adding a distinctive Maine flair to the overnight stays.

Recreation abounds in the area with fishing, beachcombing, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, skiing, paddle boarding, golfing and trail walking. There’s plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and touring at forts, lighthouses, picture perfect villages, historic sites, public gardens, unique businesses, museums, parks, and college campuses.

And who doesn’t appreciate a bit of shopping while visiting the area? You’ll save a few dollars while shopping in over 120 factory outlets stores and you’ll find special souvenirs or gift ideas just about everywhere.

Enjoy the Southern Maine experience as you discover “Maine-The Way Life Should Be.”

Featured Events

  • Acton Fair

    August 25 - August 28

    Agricultural Fair

    Acton Fair
  • Wells Chili-Fest

    August 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde, Homestyle and Salsa) may qualify to advance to the World Chili Championship Cook-Offs between September

    Wells Junior High School
  • Summer Solstice Craft Show

    September 10 - September 11

    Get a jump on your gift list or just enjoy browsing the hand crafted wares of the 80 + Maine and New England artists and crafters at the September Summer

    Wells Junior High School

Recommended Area Businesses

91 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(207) 934-4151
Pet Friendly

 Stay / Southern Maine

100 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
(207) 571-9648

 Dine / Southern Maine

1500 Technology Way, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 885-1290

 Pets / Southern Maine

8 Cascade Rd., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(888) 303-7012

 Campgrounds / Southern Maine

4 Scammon St., Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-1233

 Shop / Southern Maine

417 US-1, Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-2400
Pet Friendly

 Pets / Southern Maine

146 Bypass Road, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 646-2298

 Campgrounds / Southern Maine

207 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-6611

 Dine / Southern Maine

York Harbor Inn

Heaven by the Sea
480 York St., York, ME 03911
(207) 363-7151
Pet Friendly

 Stay / Southern Maine


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