Old Orchard Beach has been a seaside vacation retreat for families for centuries. Our seven mile stretch of sand and the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier in the center of it all have brought sunshine and smiles to generations of families. Old Orchard Beach is an exciting resort town, with plenty to see and do, or you can just sit on the beach and relax.
Old Orchard Beach is ideal for a family vacation getaway. There truly is something for everyone. Starting with the seven miles of sandy beach just yards away from our Seaside Village. You could spend days exploring the sandy shore, sunning yourself, building sandcastles or walking the sandy strand. You will quickly see why Old Orchard Beach is named Maine’s best beach annually by local Mainers.
But if you want more action and attractions – Old Orchard Beach is the place for kids and the kid at heart. Our seaside amusement park, the last of its kind in New England, has thrilling carnival rides, games, fried dough and cotton candy, waterslides, arcades, even a beautiful hand-painted century-old Carousel. Palace Playland is located directly on the beach, allowing you to ride the Ferris Wheel and experience stunning beach and Pier views.
The Pier is the centerpiece of the beach and the hub of all things fun in Old Orchard Beach. Restaurants, nightclubs, and shops line the historic Pier that juts out over the water. The people watching at Old Orchard Beach’s Pier is simply a sight to behold and the fireworks every Thursday night are always a highlight.
If you are looking for the quieter side of Maine, then you can kayak or canoe a scenic salt water marsh. Scarborough Marsh is just a short drive away with plentiful wildlife and birds. Or visit a working fishing village at Pine Point and explore the jetties and tidal rivers as you fish for striped bass.
If you long for an old fashioned seaside community complete with an authentic soda fountain, then visit the quaint town of Ocean Park just minutes from Seaside Village.
Just a short drive from Seaside Village, you can also enjoy several great golf courses, mini-golf venues, movie theatres, and more amusement parks and water parks.
Old Orchard Beach offers more than you can do in week, but remember you can also come to Seaside Village and do nothing at all – just enjoy the beach and relaxing facility.