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Maine Beach Getaways in Winter

The true beauty of the southern Maine coast is you can walk the beach year round. Southern Maine is legendary for its long sandy stretches of pristine, picture perfect beaches, from York to Wells, Ogunquit to Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach to Portland! While everyone comes for a Maine beach vacation in the summer.

Spring, fall and winter on the Maine coast are undiscovered gems for long beach walks, finding smooth beach stones, sea glass and shells, even the occasional lobster pot after a storm out to sea. What’s especially enjoyable about the southern Maine coast is that the Atlantic Ocean provides warmth in colder weather, with the sea temperature averaging in the 40’s. So seaside towns are more temperate often than inland and toward the Maine mountains.

The other bonus of a winter Maine beach vacation is great off-season lodging rates at the best waterfront inns and hotels, not to mention free available parking by the beach.

Here are some great oceanfront resorts, steps to beaches  – ideal for a winter getaway:

York Harbor Inn  in York Maine – a romantic BnB walking distance to Harbor Beach, with a cozy Ships Cellar Pub for happy hour.
Ogunquit Resort Motel in Ogunquit – near Footbridge Beach and Town, affordable and friendly lodging.
Cliff House Resort and Spa– which just underwent a complete renovation in Cape Neddick near Ogunquit.
Misty Harbor Resort in Wells is a short walk to Wells Beach Maine – with suite lodging and an indoor pool and spa too!
Village by the Sea in Wells is not far from the beach, and has an indoor pool and condo style lodging!
Seaside Inn in Kennebunk is steps to the a beautiful sandy beach, with an outdoor ocean view hot tub,  and its a nice walk to Kennebunkport.
Breakwater Inn and Spa is right on the river with ocean views, a short walk to a beach, shops and restaurants,  and a pleasant stroll to President Bush’s Walkers Point home on scenic Ocean Ave in Kennebunkport. Stripers Waterfront Restaurant is on site with a great happy hour, sunsets and lobster specials!
Rhumb Line Resort in Kennebunkport has an indoor pool and spa, plus an outdoor hot tub, and is great for families, in Kennebunkport, a short drive to several sandy beaches.

In Portland Maine, stay in town in the Old Port at Portland Regency and you’re a short drive to Portland Headlight and beaches, best of all you walk around Portland’s great boutiques and bars from the hotel.

So make plans for a Maine beach break – this winter! Stroll the beach, save on lodging with off season special, walk in to your favorite restaurants for lobster and enjoy local happy hour specials at some of Maine’s best restaurants…  it’s a shore cure for cabin fever and winter blues, and sure easier and less expensive than flying to a tropical island.

See more at Southern Maine Coast Lodging Guide , Visit Maine Lodging Directory, and Kennebunkport Maine Lodging Guide.

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No better deals than November

water_goat_island_lightNovember is a hidden gem in Maine, the leaves are falling, so are the lodging prices. Our peak season has passed, but you can still come walk the beach, enjoy the shops, coastal drives and dinner at Maine’s best restaurants, no lines or waiting. What we love about November is the deals, call it “no excuse not to escape in November.” Maine shops from Kittery Outlets to Freeport offers sales, lodging properties put their best price forward and your weather can be anything from balmy beach walks to beautiful snowflakes.

Hot Tub with Ocean ViewSo pack a jacket, and put your feet up in front of a fire at a Maine inn on the coast. Here’s a great deal for a seaside inn in Kennebunk, located right on the beach. Actually, it’s called The Seaside Inn, and its owned and operated by 9th generation innkeepers. Your November stay includes daily breakfast served in the charming 1850 Boathhouse, and use of the extraordinary ocean view outdoor hot tub on the second floor deck… how decadent! Staying at the Seaside Inn Nov 1 – Nov 25 and Dec 14 -24 is just $98 for two nights midweek! That’s for both nights, $49 a night in a Terraceview room. Upgrade to an Oceanfront room for only $149 for 2-nights during the week, or come for a weekend stay at just $149 for both nights in a Terraceview room.

cape-neddick-yorkSo come to Maine, visit the fantastic coastal village of Kennebunkport, walk the beach, enjoy Dock Square’s shops and walk into any of the great Kport restaurants like David’s, Stripers, Pedros, Hurricane, Bandaloop, or Stripers. For fun day trips you are a short drive to Ogunquit, and Portland’s Old Port. Seaside Inn on Kennebunk Beach is just 1.5 hours north of Boston, and if you call and mention the VisitMaine.net Special, you can stay “seaside” for as little as $98 for two nights.

Kennebunkport Maine InnHow can you say No to this November lodging deal?! We will see you on the southern Maine Coast. This Southern Maine Coast special is valid now until Nov 25 and Dec 14 to 24.

See our guide to lodging on the Southern Maine Coast from Kittery to York, the beautiful town of Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Portland and Freeport.