Welcome to the COAST
Quiet seaside community or an ultra-luxe high-rise, Maine’s coastal homes are renowned for their timeless quality, elegant amenities, and mesmerizing water views
Maine’s coastal homes are harmoniously sited throughout private inlets, bustling harbors, and stretches of gorgeous beaches, offering a timeless and precious quality of life. Cape Elizabeth offers miles of coastal waterfront, amazing stretches of pristine sandy beaches, and numerous hiking and biking trails. It is also home to the historic Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse and arguably the most photographed in the country. The Town of Falmouth offers easy access to shopping and Greater Portland amenities, along with luxurious waterfront privacy. Both towns offer world-class marinas and easy access to the water, making these tranquil communities perfect locations for sailing and boating enthusiasts.
Old Orchard Beach, known for its oceanfront high-rise condominium living, boasting sweeping ocean views and miles of sandy beach is perfect for long walks and shell-collecting.Whether your heart yearns for the rocky shores of mid-coast Maine and the unique peninsula communities such as Boothbay Harbor, Georgetown, and Harpswell, or long stretches of beaches offered by more southern towns including Scarborough and Saco, these coastal communities imbibe the essence of “The Way Life Should Be.” - Maine’s newer official motto, which replaced “Vacationland.” - Although living along the stunning coast of Maine could be considered a veritable endless vacation.
What to Love
- Beautiful stretches of sandy beach
- Ideal for boating and sailing enthusiasts
- World-class marinas
- Numerous trails and parks
People & Lifestyle
Renowned for its excellent schools, coastal living, the historic Portland Head Lighthouse, and the scenic Fort Williams State Park, Cape Elizabeth is a beautiful location that is equally appealing to long-term residents and tourists. Homes include expansive coastal estates, working farms, and charming seaside homes, plus the bustling town of Portland is just over the bridge, making it an accessible and convenient place to live.
Apart from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Old Orchard Beach, and Saco there are other stunning and vibrant coastal communities attracting residents of all ages interested in an exceptional lifestyle unique to Maine such as Yarmouth and Freeport, both easy commutes to Portland.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
- As Maine’s largest anchorage, Falmouth is home to the long-running Handy Boat, a marina offering quality service for an affordable price. The full-service marina shares space with its neighbor, waterside seafood restaurant The Dockside Grill.
- Small, community-based New England grocer, Town Landing Market in Falmouth nurtures relationships with local artisans, lobstermen, and producers to provide locals with excellent provisions and prepared meals.
- Old Orchard Beach Pier is a popular seaside destination for bars, entertainment, nightlife, and dining, plus live music and comedy shows.
- The sophisticated and historic town of Cape Elizabeth hugs the scenic shoreline of Casco Bay and features several great local seafood markets and the oceanfront luxury resort Inn by the Sea.
- C Salt Gourmet Market is a charming little café and market with a great selection of food and excellent breakfast sandwiches.
- Boasting spectacular views of the water and the lighthouse, Lobster Shack is a Cape Elizabeth mainstay and the best place around for lobster and fried seafood dishes.
- Alewives Brook Farm has a little bit of everything, including a pumpkin patch by the sea, freshly harvested vegetables, a market, lobster cooked live, and more. It’s a fun place to visit and learn more about life on the farm.
Things to Do
Coastal Maine invigorates and enhances life with numerous beautiful beaches, and lush, expansive state parks. Old Orchard Beach is a seven mile stretch of sandy beach that is pet friendly with guidelines. Fortunes Rocks Beach stretches across two miles of sandy coastline between Biddeford Pool to Fortunes Rocks, it’s an ideal spot for surfing, bodyboarding, surf kayaking, and skimboarding.
Cape Elizabeth’s Fort Williams Park encompasses 90 acres of recreational space and Two Lights State Park occupies 40+ acres in the headlands and is known for its rolling surf and rocky outcroppings. Of course, Cape Elizabeth is also home to Maine’s oldest lighthouse: Portland Head. This historic landmark resides on the shores of Fort Williams Park and doubles as a maritime museum, plus a small gift shop.
The Great Pond Trail, named for the 40-acre Great Pond––a freshwater pond home to a diverse range of wildlife––is a popular and well-maintained boardwalk that takes you right past the pond and through the marshland.
The private Waldorf School serving students K-12 is located on the Maine coast in Freeport, along with L’Ecole Francaise Du Maine, a private French school. Prestigious co-ed college preparatory school, North Yarmouth Academy, resides in Yarmouth and Saco is home to the private boarding and day school Thornton Academy––ranked the best private school in Maine.
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