Maine’s Beaches: Explore the USA’s Longest Coastline this Summer

Packages from £3,079 for a family of four with Purely America 

Maine's beaches

Did you know that Maine has more coastline than California, stretching 3,478 miles along the east coast of the USA? Larger than the other five New England states combined, Maine boasts some of the best beaches and shoreline driving routes in the world. 

The Maine Beaches region is located in southern Maine, only an hour’s drive north of Boston, and consists of 30 miles of stunning white sand beaches that extend from the town of Kittery to Old Orchard Beach. Whilst visiting these quintessential beach-side communities that make up the region, visitors can spot lighthouses dotted along the shore, dine in authentic lobster shacks tasting some of the world’s best seafood or enjoy the wide variety of water activities.

Ogunquit is Maine’s little gem and was once an early 20th-century art colony but is now an artsy year-round resort town. From three miles of pristine white sand, to an exhilarating winding rock-bound footpath, fine shops, excellent restaurants, art galleries and golf courses offering spectacular year-round views, the seaside village of Ogunquit oozes New England charm.  

The Maine Beaches region’s beautiful coastal villages of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks Beach and Arundel exude classic New England charm and are also accessible by the romance of rail on Amtrak’s Downeaster train route.  Historic homes and a working waterfront harbour add to the diverse character of each of these villages, with lobstermen, fishermen and recreational boaters in abundance. Visitors to the Kennebunk region can take advantage of the area’s plentiful recreational options including fly-fishing on the Mousam River, numerous hiking and biking trails, or a ride on an authentic Maine lobster boat.

Old Orchard Beach offers seven miles of uninterrupted sandy beach, the Palace Playland oceanfront amusement park, a century-old pier that extends nearly 500 feet over the Atlantic Oceans, whale watching excursions, shopping, camping, saltwater marsh canoeing and nightly entertainment, which includes spectacular fireworks displays in the summer. 

No trip to the Maine Beaches region is complete without visiting one of America’s oldest cities, York. Here visitors can stop at the Nubble Lighthouse and discover York's rich history. York’s Long Sands Beach is two miles long and is known for guaranteeing some great waves for thrilling surfing action.  Visitors will find quant seaside inns and resorts in York Harbor as well as panoramic views of the Atlantic and York River. 

Summer Holidays Package:
Purely America offers a 10 night package to Boston and the Maine Beaches from £4,659 based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged 11 and under). Price includes return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to Boston, full size 4 door car hire for duration of holiday, two nights at The Midtown Hotel, Boston (room only), two nights at The Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit (including Continental Breakfast), two nights at The Royal Anchor Resort, Old Orchard Beach (including Continental Breakfast), two nights at The Atlantic Oceanside Resort, Bar Harbor (including Continental Breakfast) and two nights at The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport (room only). 
To book visit www.purelyamerica.co.uk, book call 0844 80 444 80 or Email reservations@purelynewengland.co.uk

October Half Term Package:
Purely America offers a 10 night package to Boston and the Maine Beaches from £3,079 based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged 11 and under). Price includes return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to Boston, full size 4 door car hire for duration of holiday, two nights at The Midtown Hotel, Boston (room only), two nights at The Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit (room only), two nights at The Beachwood, Orchard Beach (room only), two nights at The Atlantic Oceanside Resort, Bar Harbor (including Continental Breakfast) and two nights at The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, (room only).  
To book visit www.purelyamerica.co.uk, book call 0844 80 444 80 or Email reservations@purelynewengland.co.uk

For further information on New England, visit www.discovernewengland.co.uk 

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13 June 2016 — Issued by the Discover New England UK Press Office.                                                                                                                                                                                

Editor’s Note:
Discover New England represents the six American states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont to promote international visitation.  

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