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Camp ellis Beach

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Camp ellis Beach

Has anyone been to Camp Ellis Beach in Saco, Maine?

It's a great little beach community with just a couple resteraunts and a few little shops. There is a couple garage shops. One woman sells pottery and the other is a little boutique that sells art and really nice jewelry.

I suggest that anyone in the saco area take a trip down to Camp ellis.

(before it washes away.)

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1. Re: Camp ellis Beach

Shhhhhhhhh....quiet.........we try to keep places like that a secret!

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Hi we are possibly going to rent a beach house on Ferry Beach (near Camp ELlis) but we're trying to find out what's around there for kids to do in addition to hanging out at the beach. We have a 12 & 10 yr old kids. Any advice is appreciated! Thx!

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Old Orchard Beach is very close by and is a Coney-Island type amusement park with roller coasters etc. Funtown USA is a few miles away, more rides etc.

It's also a nice area to bike ride, and the city of Portland is 25 mins away for shopping , fine dining etc. Freeport outlet shopping and LL Bean is about 45 minutes from Camp Ellis.

But mostly, yes, it's just an old fashioned hang-at-the-beach-all-day-building-sand-castles-and-collecting-shells type area. Very laid back and probably a shock for myspace/trendy type kids.

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Do they fish or kayak? There's good fishing at Camp Ellis, and you can kayak up the Saco from there until you hit the dams. I remember seeing a kayak rental sign down there this summer.

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5. Re: Camp ellis Beach

Thanks for all your input! Sounds like a great place to vacation!

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