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Address: Old Orchard Beach, ME
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We have a great time in Old Orchard. One of my favorite places to go! You can explore the coast or go into the center of town and play games, go on rides, listen to bands, play on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Michelle N
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Sangerville, Maine
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Sangerville, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have a great time in Old Orchard. One of my favorite places to go! You can explore the coast or go into the center of town and play games, go on rides, listen to bands, play on the beach, buy gifts, food or candy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice soft sand. Not too far from the campground. Didnt stay too long, but got a nice nap. Will return!

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Biddeford, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Police give out tickets for cruising [ going around the block too many times ] Many tourists are drunk and rude at night . Be careful where you park, parking tickets are plentiful

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live here in Old Orchard Beach for 17 years Great for kids and couples both young and old. Very good restaurants and night life if desired.

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Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the beach that I always look forward to going to. It's super easy to spend a couple days here. Great for families. It may need a little bit of a face lift, but that's to be excpected for an old town on the sea.

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Saco, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If renting a cottage in Old Orchard or Saco, make sure you come to the area and visit many shops and the famous pier. They have amusements and arcades for the kids. OOB is about 3 miles from the Saco beaches.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water is cold (to be expected) and there are wrong rip tides but still an amazing beach for the family. Been going since I was a kid.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach resort is an old relic that has seen been days. Don't waste your time strolling down the seedy lanes which look like a good place to run into a panhandler down on his luck, or worse. Continue up the coast to cleaner healthier beaches like Reid State Park near Bath, or the pristine beauty of Boothbay Harbor.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is one of the nicest beach in Maine USA with restaurants, shops, attractions, and a beautiful peer. Every Thursday night they have fireworks at the beach. A must go with the family.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Old Orchard is seven miles of soft sand beach. The waves are great for boogie boarding, although the water is fairly cold. The stores are mostly the same with clothing and trinkets. The side streets do have some better deals on some of the clothing. You should check out pier fries. It isn't out on the pier, but they do... More 

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