Wells Beach Maine

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  • Wells, Maine boasts about being the friendliest city in Maine and it’s citizens keep that promise to all of their visitors each day. It is the lure of Maine lobster and fresh seafood and beautiful beaches that brings tourists to Wells many times throughout the year. With seven-miles of oceanfront to enjoy, that is filled with white sandy beaches, people have ample time to explore the beautiful coastline at their own pace.

    The largest oceanfront beach area is Wells Beach, which can be found off Route 1 in Wells. Wells Beach is located at the end of Mile Road and features limited free public but does accommodate additional parking through a paid parking lot system. On the West side of Wells Beach is Wells Harbor, where tourists can enjoy their day viewing boats and fishing off of the jetty.

    The spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean compliments the Wells Beach area on the beachside. There are restroom accommodations, a playground for the kids, souvenir shops, a restaurant, and an area that features binocular viewing machines. All of the Wells Beach area is accented by a nice sandy beachfront which extends down the peninsular area.

    On the other end of Wells Beach, tourists enjoy the open-air environment of sandy white beachfront. This area can be accessed at the end of Mile Road, by taking a left turn at Atlantic Avenue. Recreational vehicles will find ample space to park their vehicles for the night. There are no restaurants at this end of Wells Beach, but public restroom facilities are available near the parking lot area.

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    Other beach areas in Wells are the Crescent Beach, on Webhannet Road, and Drakes Island Beach, with Ogunquit Beach a stones throw from Wells Beach. The distance between Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach is a little over 5 miles away, and can be reached by a walk along a cliff-side foot path called Marginal Way. This would be a vigorous walk, but one that hikers could enjoy a picnic along the way on the soft sandy beach areas.

    For swimming enthusiasts and beachcombers too, Wells Beach and Drakes Island Beach offer lifeguard service on weekends from Memorial Day to the first day of July, and then they will be on their stations everyday through Labor Day to offer life-saving protection to visiting tourists and invited guests. The lifeguard stations are placed sporadically along the area at the end of Mile Road and extend to the Harbor Jetty.

    As Maine’s Center for antiques, tourists can enjoy unique shops that are filled with exquisite collectibles and rare books. There are harbor cruises, deep sea fishing, and waterparks and waterslides for the kids to enjoy. There are many concerts and outdoor plays to see in Wells Beach too. Wells Beach features many festivals throughout the year, as well as craft shows.

    There are motels, cottages and bed and breakfast accommodations in Wells Beach that will fit any budget. Many of these establishments boast ocean view suites that are nestled in a village setting. Some have three in-ground pools and an outdoor movie theatre, as well as tennis courts, playgrounds and a arcade and fitness center.

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