South Coast Region, ME

Welcome to Maine's South Coast Region

Just an hour or so from Boston, Maine’s South Coast Region is a paradise for anyone who loves sandy beaches, small New England towns, fresh lobster—and the outdoors!

Paddle the scenic and protected coastal rivers such as the Mousam, Kennebunk, York, Ogunquit, and Saco, all of which offer great fishing for striped bass from June through September. If you are feeling adventurous, try a sea-kayaking expedition along the rock coast.

Immerse yourself in nature at the spectacular Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, where you can hike, paddle, fish, and view a variety of birds and other wildlife all year round. The Refuge is popular among nature photographers, for obvious reasons.

Boating is big here, too, and there are excellent launch facilities and marine services in most of the towns along the Mid-Coast Region.

Swimmers, surfers and sun-lovers will find plenty of beaches to fit their needs, including Gooch’s, Mother’s, York, Ferry Beach State Park, Long Sands, and more!

If you like to hike, visit Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal. The park features multi-use trails that also allow for horseback riding, mountain biking and snowmobiling. If you’d prefer a coastal amble, save an afternoon to walk the famed Marginal Way, which winds along the rocky shore from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.
Once you’ve sampled the outdoors, relax and refuel at one of the many restaurants along the coast, many of which specialize in fresh seafood. You’ll also find quaint towns filled with shops and galleries, as well as museums and theaters.

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Aquaholics Surf Shop
166 Port Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Surf gear, rentals and lessons in Kennebunk.
Saco Bay Tackle
977 Portland Rd, Saco, ME 04072

Southern Maine’s leading bait and tackle shop
Lobster Cove
756 York St, York, ME 03909

No-frills spot with dinerlike menu and great ocean views.
Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike
8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Kayak, SUP & bike rentals on Maine’s South Coast.
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