Old Orchard Beach Travel Guide
THE PIER AT OLD ORCHARD BEACH
THE PIER AT OLD ORCHARD BEACH
NO SHOPS OPEN ON THE PIER WHEN WE WERE...
VIEW OF THE BEACH FROM THE PIER
WELCOME TO THE PIER
Chances of running into someone from back home are pretty high
In a nutshell
Maine in the summertime!!
VISIT THE PIER
WE WERE THERE IN MID-MAY, when the tourist season had not gotten into full swing yet. so there was only one tavern open on the pier. But the pier looked like it would be pretty lively later on.CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE...
Check out what's going on in OOB
Before you get here, check out what may be happening during your visit. During the summer there are free concerts in the park, plus fireworks every Thursday night. September brings antique cars, bike fest, music festivals and more.
Aquaboggan is Maine's biggest waterpark and it's located just a 10 minute ride away from the beach, in Saco. There's a nice variety of waterslides, along with a large wave pool and an aquasaucer, which turned out to be everybody's favorite water attraction! If you buy an...
Funtown/Splashtown for rides and waterslides!
Funtown/Splashtown is both an amusement park and a waterpark. It is possible to visit both separately, or you can buy a combo pass to do both on the same day. Funtown is Maine's biggest amusement park and it offers a wide variety of kiddie rides, family rides and thrill...
Pirate's Cove miniature golf
Pirate's Cove offers two 18-hole miniature golf courses in a great setting. The "Captain's Course" and "Blackbeard's Challenge" will take you across bridges, up a mountain and down through a cave with waterfalls. Don't be surprised if you happen to lose your ball down a...
did it have a name?: You want that fried?
Not much food for the healthy, every place has pretty much the same menu, hot dogs, burgers, clams. I did find corn on the cob however. There are some good breakfast spots. The beach street cafe had all different kinds of pancakes like cocnut and banana. mmmm....There is a...
Waves: Monkey Cakes
ok, healthy food is probably not going to be a goal on OOB. But Waves is a great place to gain flab while enjoying great pancakes. The restaurant seems to serve only breakfast and they have covered outdoor patio. It's a nice way to start the day.
I had Monkey Cakes, which...
The Big Kahuna/The Pier Patio...
The Big Kahuna/The Pier Patio Pub/The Sunset Deck on the Pier at Old Orchard Beach.The pier not only offers a unique view and atmosphere but it has the best entertainment and food, day or night, along with shopping and lots of other fun businesses along the length of the...
Take the trolley to the beach!
A trolley service connects most campgrounds to the beach so for only $1 per person, you can forget about driving through the busy streets of Old Orchard Beach and paying for parking. When booking a campground, just make sure to ask if that service is offered. Not only is it...
We took the train from Boston's North Station to Old Orchard Beach. What a great deal. $41 roundtrip and it takes just over 2 hours. The Beach is a walking town, so this is a really good way to get there.
Len Libby Candies: A 1,700 pound chocolate moose!
If you're looking for something different to bring home as a souvenir, you might find it at Len Libby Candies. Of course, the store's main attraction is Lenny, a 1,700 pound milk chocolate moose surrounded by a family of dark chocolate black bears! But the store also...
Wiggleweigle's Book Warehouse: Get your summer dose of beach reads!
Another beautiful day at the beach but you forgot to bring a book? Just walk up to Wiggleweigle's Book Warehouse to pick up a few novels for just a few bucks! Wiggleweigle's offers a wide selection of new books at discount prices. There are many light romance and fantasy...
Why is everybody speaking French?!
Because it is located within such easy distance (about a 5h drive) from Quebec City, Montreal, and other cities in the province of Quebec, Old Orchard Beach has always been a popular summer destination for Quebecois and you should therefore not be surprised to hear more...
Go for a swim!!
The guy in the picture is Me!! It was a very refreshing swim!! It was my first swim in the Atlantic Ocean for over 20 years. That seemed strange to me as when I was a kid I went swimming in the Atlantic so many times in the summer.
Watch out for the bumper cars
Beware of the bumper cars, they may look like fun but they are not as safe as they look i cut my knee on them and still have a scar 5 months later,
The Funhouse is pretty dangerous. I'm not sure how many are injured every Summer, but I bet it's quite a bit. But it's all worth it to see those funhouse mirrors. Pictured is my older brother Mark
Drive down to York's Wild Kingdom!
Looking for yet another family activity? The Wild Kingdom zoo and amusement park is located about 30 minutes away from Old Orchard Beach. The zoo features animals from all over the world and at the animal show, the caretakers will explain how everything possible is done to...
When in the Old Orchard area...
When in the Old Orchard area you must see the lighthouses that are nearby. The PortlandHeadlight is the most famous. It is about 15 miles noth of Old Orchard. Twin Lights areon the same road too. There is also a nice one near Biddiford Pool.
I love this place. It is so typicaly New England. A variety store run by an old couple where you can play lottery, buy milk, or sit down and have a nice cheap breakfast. Mr Hogan is entertaining and he loved when my Sister ordered cake for breakfast.
Castles in the sand
I was pretty impressed with the Sand Castle!! I don't know if it was from a competition or if someone was just being creative but it was a work of art!! You can see the beautiful Atlantic ocean in the background!!
Explore Deeper into Old Orchard Beach
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