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Address: Old Orchard Beach, ME
Phone Number: 2079342500

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Spectacular setting for a fun day at the beach!

We stumbled upon Old Orchard Beach during a drive down the coast and were very pleasantly surprised at its size and the amount of offerings available when in season (until... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Allison C
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon Old Orchard Beach during a drive down the coast and were very pleasantly surprised at its size and the amount of offerings available when in season (until Columbus Day) there are midway games, rides, a fabulous pier with attractions and restaurants, and the Main Street is peppered with carnival and old school eateries that make lovely items... More 

Thank Allison C
North Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Old Orchard Beach in off season so the beaches were wide, beautiful and perfect for a peaceful walk. I noticed several people had dogs and even though we don't have one I enjoyed watching them play in the surf and run circles around their owners. We got into town after 9pm so they must roll up the carpets... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came for a brief visit with my mom & her cousin. We took a few pictures and I stood in the Atlantic in October in Maine! It was pretty vacant considering the time of year, but it was a great day for pictures and very quiet and peaceful.

Thank steelergirl314
Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like other reviewers have mentioned, Old Orchard Beach is quite a ghost town in October. We did not realize that only a couple of restaurants and one souvenir shop we found would be open. However, it did turn out to be a relaxing, wonderful stay. I enjoyed waking up to absolutely gorgeous sunrises with no one around. Walking through town... More 

Thank Angie_Ohio
Blue Hill, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 10 & 12 y-o grandkids loved the sandy beach, amusement park, arcade, a couple shops, dinner outdoors on the pier, the water park and the carnival atmosphere. We stayed at the campground nearby and rode the trolley back and forth. I think it makes great entertainment but only once every year or two.

Thank Mainemermaid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stereotypical beach vacation spot, and that's what makes it great. Cool pier, rides, arcade games, pizza and ice cream. Shops with all the obligatory souveniers and beach gear.

Thank Melissa W
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a deserted ghost town Oct thru May. Hardly a restaurant or hotel is even open. The entire town shuts down. Quiet walk on the beach if u r passing thru but nowhere to eat or shops to visit.

1 Thank AmyGRochesterMN
Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to do some shopping at some t-shirts shops! And loved the beach by went in October so didn't stay the night awnywhere just passed though

Thank SalemMassLover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the Labor Day rush dies down, it is almost tranquil on the beach. The crowds are sparse, the water still warm enough to jump in, and very relaxing. If you like the party atmosphere, head here during the season, if oyu are looking for some beach therapy, head here in the off season.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with friends for 3 days, the beach was great, plenty to keep the family entertained, eating out was excellent.

Thank William M

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