Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Old Orchard Beach

The beaches and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Old Orchard Beach. Renowned for its football games, university setting and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. Victoria Mansion and Portland Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Old Orchard Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Old Orchard Beach a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dunegrass Golf Club (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Aquaboggan Water Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Old Orchard Beach

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Old Orchard Beach

Travellers love Old Orchard Beach for its beautiful gardens and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Old Orchard Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ferry Beach State Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Scarborough Beach State Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Fortunes Rock Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Higgins Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Crescent Beach State Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Goose Rocks Beach (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Old Orchard Beach

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Old Orchard Beach Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Old Orchard Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 842 holiday lettings around Old Orchard Beach. From 129 cottages to 268 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Old Orchard Beach?

Nothing beats sand between your toes and the taste of sea salt on your lips. It's time to wrangle the crew for some lively beach action. HomeAway has 308 beachside holiday homes. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 238 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 188 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 165 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Old Orchard Beach?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. Offering loads of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 401 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £77 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 173 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Cottage: 125 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Apartment: 96 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.

Can I stay in Old Orchard Beach in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect escape is unwinding with your favourite people in a fantastic new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a large group, HomeAway can help. House holiday rentals are the leading option here for large groups of travellers. Our database presently has 73 available. Properties for rent around here that can house large groups include:

  • Searching for rentals that can house 6 people? We have 417 that will be suitable. Prices start from £91 per night.
  • After somewhere for 8 people? We have 263 that will be perfect. The starting price is £124 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 175 holiday rentals that match your requirements. Prices start from £133 a night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you organise your Old Orchard Beach travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Old Orchard Beach?

Forget those samey chain-hotel rooms! Delight in the ease of living like one of the locals in a budget-friendly holiday rental instead. Check out all the great options that can be booked now on HomeAway. West End is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 46 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £191 a night, you can see why. Another 70 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Downtown Portland. With an average price of £203 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging about.

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