Despite its endless attractions, coastal Maine remains a nearly untouched secret corner of the nation. In your relocation to the seaside of the Pine Tree State, you discover some beautiful aspects of New England living.
Here are a few things to soak up in your new hometown:
Coastal Maine Lighthouses
Maine’s coastline is home to 65 lighthouses in total. Most of which are open to the public, offering access to the original keeper’s quarters and historic museums. A move to the area allows the opportunity to explore these stunning beacons up-close and personally.
Enjoy some of the nation’s most unique, ruggedly beautiful views. You may even spy a lighthouse on your daily commute or just a few streets down from your new home!
Some popular Maine lighthouses include:
- Portland Head Light, Portland
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol
- Owl’s Head Lighthouse, Rockland
- West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec
- Cape Neddick “The Nubble” Lighthouse, York
East Coast Restaurants & Food
You know our state is famous for lobster, but a relocation to full-time coastal living is bound to open up even more culinary doors. Lobster pounds, seafood shacks, marinas, inns, bars, grills, cafes, and restaurants abound along the water. As distinguished guests frequent the coast, there are always elevated fine dining options alongside more casual options.
Our favorite eateries on the coast of Maine include:
- Dolphin Marina & Restaurant, Harpswell
- Young’s Lobster Pound, Belfast
- Dimillo’s on the Water, Portland
- Taka Mediterranean Bar & Grill, Boothbay Harbor
- Moody’s Diner, Waldoboro
Attractions on the Coast of Maine
Do you prefer a walk through the woods, or an afternoon spent gazing at art in a museum? Would you rather go whale watching, or stroll through botanical gardens? A move to the Maine coast offers all of these options accessibly and realistically. The region offers a wide array of arts, entertainment, and attractions, making it endlessly engaging and exciting for long-term residents.
A few of our favorite evergreen points of interest include:
- The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland
- Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
- Portland Museum of Art, Portland
- Whale watching in Bar Harbor
- Birdwatching on Monhegan Island
- Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Maine’s Unique Beaches & Coastline
Did you know that Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline? It presents itself as anything from the golden sand and sparkling waves to jagged cliffs dotted with weathered pine trees. It’s likely that you’ll be just a few minutes from a beautiful stretch of beach no matter where on the coast you put down roots. Do you intend to spend a lot of the summer soaking up sand and surf?
We recommend checking out these popular spots:
- Marginal Way and Ogunquit Beaches
- Old Orchard Beach
- York Beach
- Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport
- Wells Beach
Small Town Coastal Maine Charm
Towns, villages, and cities of coastal Maine are characteristically charming and distinct. If you haven’t purchased a home yet, it’s worth taking some time to explore the seaside and learn about the personality of each neighborhood.
Some of the prettiest, most alluring communities include:
- Bar Harbor
- Boothbay Harbor
- Blue Hill