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Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach, ME
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful. The water is clean. The people are mostly friendly. But wow, don't expect anything "nice" here. This is down market Maine, not to be confused with DownEast. Maine is a foody haven but not here. Fried everything, that's all there is. Keep your expectations very, very low and this is a great place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We are so happy to have discovered Old Orchard Beach and the coast of Maine, in general, as we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks there in Aug 2014. The beach and the surrounding area are so fun for all ages.....and it was so packed with people ......I thought that might be a downside...but the summer is the beach and the... More

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The beach was so much fun. The kids were able to body surf and my husband spent over an hour in the water jumping the waves (at least 15 feet high) from the storm the night before.

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Clinton ,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This beach is a little further down from the main Old Orchard Beach and a nice smaller area. The parking lot is adequate and only $10 for the day. The beach has a nice sand bar that kids love when it is low tide. There is also a nice rock jetty further down the beach shore line. Snack bar, bathrooms... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

beach, entertainment, food, shopping, drinks. what else could you ask for? all in one place. The beach is beautiful. This has been a family tradition of ours for years.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a huge beach with lots of sand. Much nicer than I expected. Waves were big enough to please my kids but not so huge as to be worrisome for parents. Lots of hotels very close to the beach.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Royal Anchor Resort (203 East Grand Avenue) and the beach was amazing. The sand is so soft. The sand near the water is smooth and there aren't any rocks/shells to step on. Just enough for the kids to pick some up, but truly the best beach in Maine I've experienced. (I haven't been to many, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great waves make it fun for small children and even adults who enjoy riding the waves on a boogey board but there was prolific amounts of algae. Despite the latter, nice beach and very interesting to see the tide descend. Too bad it doesn't face the sunset/rise.

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Moncton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Spend an afternoon at Old Orchard Beach in August 2014. Was quite surprised at how nice the beach area was considering how far North it is in USA. The ocean is not very warm, but there is a few miles of walking beach to enjoy. It was busy (a Wednesday) but there was lots of sand/room to lounge out on.... More

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Townsend, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been going to Old Orchard Beach for about 13 or so years. It is a great spot for children because of the beach and amusement park and a great place for adults because of the beach and the restaurants and night entertainment. It's a win win for everyone and there is so much else around for families to... More

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