Old Orchard Beach is Maine's premier family beach resort with seven miles of sandy beaches, arcades, amusements and festivals throughout the summer season. It makes a great base for a beach holiday, within easy reach of historic towns, theme parks and nature reserves in the area.
The long stretch of sand at Old Orchard Beach provides hours of recreation for families, from swimming and sunbathing to surfing and kitesurfing. Around the pier there are fun attractions, fireworks, live music and a buzzing nightlife after dark. Enjoy thrilling roller coaster rides or ride the Ferris wheel that gives great views across Saco Bay. There are ten golf courses within easy reach from your Old Orchard Beach holiday rental, and plenty of crazy golf courses for the less well-practiced. The area has miles of footpaths for hiking and cycling and other recreational activities include boating, kayaking, fishing and canoeing.
Families will find old-fashioned ice cream parlors and fun rides at Ocean Park or spend the day at one of the nearby waterparks called Funtown-Splashtown and Aquaboggin. Biddeford provides for more adult entertainment with Maine's largest shopping complex at Biddeford Crossing. Twenty miles south from your holiday home in Old Orchard Beach is the historic town of Wells. Take a guided tour of the historic sites or enjoy the local wildlife and birds at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve. Portland Harbor is the place to book a whale watching trip, take a narrated cruise around the bay or try your hand at lobstering.
Visitors enjoying Old Orchard Beach vacation rentals in Maine will find the area enjoys four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and showery, reaching an average 27°C (81°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vividly colored leaves. The area has some rain at any time of year.
Holiday rentals in Old Orchard Beach are approximately 88 miles from Manchester (MHT) Airport in New Hampshire. A little further away is Boston Logan (BOS) Airport which is located just four miles east of the city centre. Boston Airport offers nonstop flights to 72 domestic and 30 international destinations making it very easy to reach. There are various transportation options into the city from the airport including the Silver Line subway system and the Logan Express, a comfortable bus service. Visitors are recommended to hire a car and drive north to Old Orchard Beach in Maine, which is very easy to reach along the I-95 highway.