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Old Orchard Beach is a sleepy coastal town in Maine with picturesque scenery and seven miles of beaches. Its unique pier, swimmable waters, and amazing seafood restaurants make Old Orchard Beach a perfect holiday destination for families, couples, beach lovers, and laid-back travelers seeking a quintessential Maine vacation.Finding your perfect old Orchard Beach vacation rental
Vacation rentals in Old Orchard Beach match the relaxed and tranquil vibe of the town. You can choose from a wide range of different rental options. Oversized rentals are available for big families, with plenty of bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Couples and small groups can opt for cozy rentals. Rentals in Old Orchard Beach are typically bright properties with lots of sunlight, modern appliances, and tasteful interiors. Opt for a rental in a quiet area close to the beach with spectacular ocean views. Pet-friendly rentals are available for anyone traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
The closest airport to Old Orchard Beach is Portland Airport which is around 10 miles, or a 15-minute drive from the center of town. You can take a taxi or rent a car to get to Old Orchard Beach. Car rental companies are available at the airport. Another option for getting from the airport to Old Orchard Beach is to take a bus and then a train.How to get around Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach is a fairly small and walkable town, with the majority of points of interest reachable on foot. Walking or biking are great ways to discover the city, but driving might be the most practical option. There’s also a seasonal trolley that connects Old Orchard Beach to the nearby towns.
Travelers and activities
Families will have plenty of options to enjoy a fun and memorable vacation in Old Orchard Beach. Head to Palace Playland which has been open since 1902 and still operates as a family-friendly, ocean-side amusement park. Here you can spend the day playing a variety of games and enjoying rides for both adults and children. Visit Old Orchard Beach in July to see the town’s traditional sandcastle contest. Here you’ll get to see several artists at work making masterful sand art sculptures.Old Orchard Beach for outdoor lovers
Old Orchard Beach is perfect for anyone who loves spending time outside with its abundant outdoor offerings. The town is part of the Eastern Trail which offers endless bike paths and scenic views. Rent bikes and spend a relaxing day on the paved bike trail. Outdoor enthusiasts should try fishing at Old Orchard Beach where the locals are known to cast a line and make big catches. Fishing is allowed in the ocean park area and there are plenty of different types of fish caught here.
The pier on Old Orchard Beach has been built three times. It was originally built from steel and 1,825 feet long. Today’s pier is 500 feet long and is made from wood.
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Old Orchard Beach gives the town its name and its 7 mile-long beach is the main attraction. The sandy, endless shoreline offers a variety of fun activity options, like swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. If you want to enjoy the beach away from the crowds, all you need to do is walk further along the coast to find a more secluded spot for yourself!2. Feast on seafood
Maine is renowned for its award-winning, fresh-caught seafood, and Old Orchard Beach is no exception. No need to go to a fancy restaurant and break the bank to enjoy amazing seafood dishes. In Old Orchard Beach, it's the unassuming, hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop-style eateries which serve up the best seafood.3. Visit the pier
Old Orchard Beach owes its picturesque beauty to its iconic pier. Near the pier you can find a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment facilities. You can also see the ocean between the wooden planks under your feet and try to spot a glimpse of the fish swimming below-- a great game to play with children!4. Take a swing at golf
Old Orchard Beach is home to several top-rated golf courses. Take a break from the beach and spend an afternoon on the putting green. Even if you’re not a seasoned golf player, there are mini golf options for families, too!5. Try Pier French Fries
Pier French Fries is a historical, must-try spot for french fry lovers. In business since 1932, the French fry stand serves a variety of french fry styles in addition to the classic kind. If you’re not a french fry person, no problem. Try the award-winning chicken tenders, onion rings or fried dough! What better way to celebrate your love for history than by indulging in delicious fried food?