Old Orchard Beach
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the summer when you were a child, and your
family went on vacation? Remember how you
dreamed about what you wanted to do to
make your vacation perfect? First, there
had to be things to do-lots of things,
like miniature golf, games, amusements,
and rides. Then, there had to be food -
the type of food (restaurant
guide) that you wanted, like
pizza, fried dough, cotton candy, caramel
popcorn. And there had to be a beach - a
big, broad stretch of sand where you could
build castles, run with a kite, or just
sit and soak in the sun’s warmth.
Old Orchard Beach
Maine’s Premier Beach
Do you remember those thoughts and dreams?
That vacation still exists at Old Orchard
Beach and is waiting for your children and
the child still inside of you.
It’s almost impossible not to
have fun at Old Orchard Beach. The low
surf makes this a favorite spot for
swimming, sunbathing, and making new
friends. When the kids get hungry they can
explore the boardwalk for pizza, french
fries, hot dogs and cheeseburgers, or you
can choose from the many family-style
restaurants around town. Try your luck at
the video games, jump on a ride, treat
yourself to an ice cream or a frosty cool
soda. Thrills, chills and frills-take your
pick or do it all.
Catering to tourists and families is a way
of life in Old Orchard Beach. The beach,
the arcades and amusement rides, nightly
entertainment, golf, fishing, auto races
and harness racing are just a few favorite
activities in the Old Orchard Beach area.
Old Orchard’s Pier is the center of the
500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Pier
features shops, eateries, and games of
the summer, there are special events,
festivals, fairs, concerts, street dances,
and fireworks to entertain all.
Old Orchard Beach is easy to reach by
plane, train or automobile. The Downeaster
- Amtrak train service stops in Old
Orchard Beach seasonally (Memorial Day –
Labor Day) and Interstate Highways are
just minutes from the beach. By air, we
are serviced by the Portland Jetport, 13
miles north. Boston’s Logan and Manchester
(NH) International Airports are less than
2 hours away.
Local bus service is
directed to the center of town where you
can easily walk to The Ocean House Hotel
and Motel from.
also find that Old Orchard Beach is
ideally situated if your interests go
beyond a lazy day at the beach. The Route
One corridor just west of town is a
beehive of activity with two water parks,
an amusement park, restaurants and shops.
Twelve miles to our north is the popular
Maine Mall with a vast array of stores,
shops and restaurants. The historic Old
Port, with its cobblestone streets
adjacent to Portland Harbor, is a dining,
entertainment and boutique shopping
Orchard Beach is surrounded by the idyllic
seaside communities of Ocean Park, Pine
Point and Camp Ellis. The
Biddeford, Saco and Scarborough are our
immediate neighbors, offering a variety of
services and shopping. New England’s
largest salt marsh is off Route 9 in
neighboring Scarborough with guided walks
and canoe tours.
Less than 30 minutes north is the bustling
factory outlet town of Freeport, home of
the famous L.L. Bean store, open 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year. Further north
Maine’s rocky coast beckons with such
popular destinations as Boothbay, Camden,
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
sure to visit our
Calendar of Events
sections to help acquaint yourself with
what is going on during your visit.
The Ocean House Hotel & Motel
P.O. Box 249
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Toll-Free Reservations: 1-877-837-4148