Old Orchard Beach

43.515198, -70.373222
16 Old Orchard Street
Old Orchard, ME 04044
(207) 934-2500
Cumberland County

Old Orchard Beach, located off Route 9 in Old Orchard, Maine. With miles a white sandy beach, Old Orchard Beach offers something for everyone. With entry points at the end of every street, this vast beach offers views of its famous “pier” from both northern and southern points. The most northern and southern points of the beach are areas that provide the beauty of the beach without the crowds. For more activity head toward the “pier”, where there are too many people to count and people watching is at its best. A “Canadian Mecca”, Old Orchard Beach has such a large draw from Canada that many signs are in English and French. Shopping, sports bars, coffee shops, restaurants, arcades, a beach front Palace Playland (Amusement Park rides), park, professional fireworks display during summer months every Thursday and hours upon hours of entertainment are all available in one location, Old Orchard Beach.

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Hours Of Operation

Dusk to dawn

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Parking is available everywhere at Old Orchard Beach. The Municipal Lot is huge and offers restrooms and showers for rinsing off; rates vary by location and season.

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Life Guard Schedule

On-site during summer months, for specific hours please contact town of Old Orchard Beach. http://oobmaine.com/pages/index#

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Not allowed

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Food vendors are located everywhere from fine dining to fried dough, most only a walk from the beach.

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Lodging is widely available from motels/hotels to rentals; most are walking distance to the beach.

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Dogs are not allowed on the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10am-5pm.

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Picnic Area

No designated picnic areas although, plenty of benches and a few tables near the boardwalk.

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The beach front Palace Playground has over 25 rides and attractions. Across from the Palace Playground is a park with plenty of green grass, benches, basketball courts, tennis courts, swings, and other playground fixtures. Plenty of space to toss a Frisbee throw a football or simply relax.

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Public Transportation

The Amtrak Downeaster runs seasonally from Boston to Brunswick Maine, Old Orchard Beach has a platform at 11 First Street. http://www.amtrakdowneaster.com/station/old-orchard-beach.

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available; some spots may charge a fee for bathroom use. The municipal lot has both bathrooms and showers for rinsing, hours are 9am to 6pm.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water activities are allowed.

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Walking Trails


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