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“Beautiful Isolated Beach”
Review of Casco Bay

Ranked #18 of 158 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our local friends took us to a quiet, isolated beach area on Casco Bay. The views were great, and the water was calm, even warm enough for non-Mainers to swim in. The access was quite rocky, and not for anyone with mobility issues, however. There are many other more easily accessible beaches, the views are equally lovely, and the water inviting. Just ask the hotel front desk, or the visitor center.

1  Thank mangiabene48
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We boarded the ferry in Portland, went out to Peak's Island. OMG!! what a great day!!!! My friends had never been out there so wanted to show them as much as i could!! They are not into biking, so we asked the only taxi service how much he would charge to take us around the island. He told me one price, but changed his price when we got back to the ferry. That was a bummer. I guess it pays to be TOTALLY Specific........Anyway......it was great to see Peak's in a vehicle....i have walked it several times...much prefer car or bike to get around the island. GREAT HISTORY!!!! We even saw a SPECTACULAR sunset. My friend and i also found some great beach treasures!!!! GREAT DAY!!!

1  Thank dianaonacki
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We took the Casco Bay Lines cruise. We had a Groupon, but the normal fare is $25 round trip. We had beautiful weather, which made it just delightful cruising among the islands. Leaves at 10:00, arrives at Bailey Island at 12:00, leaves again at 2:00, and you're back in Portland at 4:00. You land at Cook's Lobster house, so the obvious thing to do is to have lunch there, which we did, and it was good as long as you're up for seafood. There doesn't appear to be much else to see exploring by foot, but we didn't have time to go very far.

3  Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The parking changes were a bit much, but it was fun to take a boat out and see Bug light lighthouse and Maine lighthouse, as well as the fort in the center of the bay.

Thank kensma
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was a very hot afternoon when we decided to take the ferry across from Portland. The ferry ride itself was the highlight of the trip :) Place was packed. Tip: eat before you go since most places were packed with tourists like us :( We didn't end up staying too long. parking lot for the Ferry terminal was also full so plan to park in one of the other public lots.

Overall it was well worth the trip.

2  Thank Faisal S
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