Bailey Island can be found off the coast of Maine, in the far north-eastern corner of the United States of America. It comes under the administration of the town of Harpswell. People choose to take their holidays in Bailey Island every year as they are in an idyllic and tranquil part of the world but are still able to enjoy a plethora of activities. The self catering accommodation in Bailey Island will often boast spectacular views out to sea and all properties will offer a high degree of comfort and all the facilities you would ever need for a memorable stay in the area.
As your holidays in Bailey Island will be spent in rather a remote part of America, it is always a good idea to have access to your own transport. At least this way, you will be able to venture off and explore some of the great sandy beaches that can be found in this part of Maine. At the Atlantic coast, you are able to take part in activities such as swimming, surfing, wind surfing, deep-sea fishing and jet skiing. There are some scenic walks to take along the coastal paths around Bailey Island, which will regularly meander inland to take in a landmark of the region.
There are a few landmarks for you to visit in Bailey Island before you wander off to see other parts of Maine. For a start, you really should try to visit Mackerel Cove which is said to be one of the most photogenic scenes in Maine. You might also like to head to the very end of the island which is the Maine version of Land’s end. One other natural attraction to take in is The Giant Stairs which are appropriately-named rock formations. For when you fancy venturing a little further afield why not head to the nearby city of Portland where you will find all of the usual tourist attractions, including fantastic shopping opportunities, cafés, bars, restaurants and plenty of museums to help you better understand the history of the area.
Visitors spending their holidays in Bailey Island will discover that the area enjoys warm summers and cooler winters. Temperatures can often reach the early- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius in summer, whilst in winter they average around 5 degrees, although this may often drop below 0 degrees Celsius, especially at night. Bailey Island has an average annual precipitation of around 42 inches.
Most tourists looking to spend their holidays in Bailey Island will first fly to New York (JFK) airport with either American Airlines, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, departing from London Heathrow (LHR). They will then take a connecting domestic flight through United Express or Delta Connection to Portland International Jetport (PWM). Picking up a hired car from the airport is probably a good idea to get you to Bailey Island.