Guidebook for Biddeford Pool, Maine

Jennifer & Mark
Jennifer & Mark
Guidebook for Biddeford Pool, Maine

Restaurants

Local restaurants very close to Biddeford Pool. Only our favorites are listed!
Won the best lobster roll award for a number of years
Pool Street Market
77 Pool St
Won the best lobster roll award for a number of years
Outstanding, gourmet. Jazz outdoors on Sunday afternoon. Creative cocktails. Fabulous decor. Great place! Creative seaside fare — think pan-seared salmon with red quinoa, Maine crab cakes, and creative lobster dishes. Fabulous, creative cocktails with seasonally fresh ingredients. Summer Sundays - afternoon JAZZ on the front porch & garden with happy hour cocktails & small plates -- perfect way to cap off your weekend.
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The Tides Beach Club
254 Kings Highway
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Outstanding, gourmet. Jazz outdoors on Sunday afternoon. Creative cocktails. Fabulous decor. Great place! Creative seaside fare — think pan-seared salmon with red quinoa, Maine crab cakes, and creative lobster dishes. Fabulous, creative cocktails with seasonally fresh ingredients. Summer Sundays - afternoon JAZZ on the front porch & garden with happy hour cocktails & small plates -- perfect way to cap off your weekend.
Looks like a dive but great Vietnamese food! Super cheap and super good! www.quehuongmaine.com
Que Huong Restaurant
49 Main St
Looks like a dive but great Vietnamese food! Super cheap and super good! www.quehuongmaine.com
"A local icon for over 50 years serving Greek-style personal pizzas topped with cheddar cheese. CASH ONLY. PIZZA ONLY -- no beer, no salads. NO delivery. One size only: small. The pizza actually isn't that good, but it's an institution & we still go there EVERY year, several times each summer (why....???). Coletti's has much better pizza -- thin crust, better tasting crust, too -- better variety of toppings, too."
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Pizza By Alex
93 Alfred St
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"A local icon for over 50 years serving Greek-style personal pizzas topped with cheddar cheese. CASH ONLY. PIZZA ONLY -- no beer, no salads. NO delivery. One size only: small. The pizza actually isn't that good, but it's an institution & we still go there EVERY year, several times each summer (why....???). Coletti's has much better pizza -- thin crust, better tasting crust, too -- better variety of toppings, too."
New pizza restaurant -- good drinks, too. Good broader menu, too.
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Portland Pie Co. Biddeford
40 Main Street
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New pizza restaurant -- good drinks, too. Good broader menu, too.
Best ice cream ever!!! Flavors you would never have thought of & will never forget - YUM! CASH ONLY!!
Goose Rocks Dairy (Ice cream)
278 Mills Rd
Best ice cream ever!!! Flavors you would never have thought of & will never forget - YUM! CASH ONLY!!
This is a local grocery store and deli with DELICIOUS take-out food! Eat at the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay. Order lobster (can call ahead) cooked for you for pick up on the hour or half-hour every day from June to September.
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Pool Lobster at Goldthwaite's
3 L.B. Orcutt Boulevard
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This is a local grocery store and deli with DELICIOUS take-out food! Eat at the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay. Order lobster (can call ahead) cooked for you for pick up on the hour or half-hour every day from June to September.
"Currently closed due to COVID -- planning to re-open in a larger space in The Mill. Upon re-opening, this is our TOP CHOICE for a special evening out. Absolutely phenomenal restaurant & cocktails. NY Times review says: ""In Small-Town Maine, a Restaurant Both Reverent and Innovative. Elda, in off-the-summer-tourist-track town of Biddeford, combines many of the markers of modern American restaurants with distinctly Maine touches."" See full review at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/travel/elda-restaurant-biddeford-maine-review.html"
elda
140 Main St
"Currently closed due to COVID -- planning to re-open in a larger space in The Mill. Upon re-opening, this is our TOP CHOICE for a special evening out. Absolutely phenomenal restaurant & cocktails. NY Times review says: ""In Small-Town Maine, a Restaurant Both Reverent and Innovative. Elda, in off-the-summer-tourist-track town of Biddeford, combines many of the markers of modern American restaurants with distinctly Maine touches."" See full review at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/travel/elda-restaurant-biddeford-maine-review.html"
Excellent prices - great lobster! They'll cook lobster for you for pick up!
Wolff Lobster
Excellent prices - great lobster! They'll cook lobster for you for pick up!
Specialty foods market, gourmet deli, café, catering, & prepared meals for take-out. Enjoy latte with a hearty breakfast sandwich or fresh baked scone. Lunch café features creative sandwiches, salads, soups & chowders. Take home dinner menu offers daily Chef Specials and popular favorites -- Maine Crab Cakes, Grilled Salmon, Vegetable Lasagna & CPK's own pies, cookies & holiday sweets. Our family ordered from their catering menu a 4th of July take-out dinner for 13 -- FANTASTIC, so gourmet, SO EASY, & very fairly priced. She emails you the catering menu to make your selections & specify quantities. The poached salmon, steak with chimi churri sauce, & corn salad were delicious! Picked it up the day beforehand and the salmon was still moist for dinner the next day.
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Cape Pier Chowder House
79 Pier Rd
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Specialty foods market, gourmet deli, café, catering, & prepared meals for take-out. Enjoy latte with a hearty breakfast sandwich or fresh baked scone. Lunch café features creative sandwiches, salads, soups & chowders. Take home dinner menu offers daily Chef Specials and popular favorites -- Maine Crab Cakes, Grilled Salmon, Vegetable Lasagna & CPK's own pies, cookies & holiday sweets. Our family ordered from their catering menu a 4th of July take-out dinner for 13 -- FANTASTIC, so gourmet, SO EASY, & very fairly priced. She emails you the catering menu to make your selections & specify quantities. The poached salmon, steak with chimi churri sauce, & corn salad were delicious! Picked it up the day beforehand and the salmon was still moist for dinner the next day.
Two parts to this restaurant: excellent high-end dining in the front. Or, casual eat-inside or outside around the back. Half-way between our house & Kennebunkport -- in Cape Porpoise.
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Ramp Bar & Grill
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Two parts to this restaurant: excellent high-end dining in the front. Or, casual eat-inside or outside around the back. Half-way between our house & Kennebunkport -- in Cape Porpoise.
Excellent take-out or catering. Can order ahead. They do a terrific job!
Kitchen Chicks Catering Inc
1 Mills Rd
Excellent take-out or catering. Can order ahead. They do a terrific job!
Excellent, reasonably priced. Eat in and take-out available.
Jewel of India
26 Alfred St
Excellent, reasonably priced. Eat in and take-out available.
Excellent breakfast & lunch!! Terrific service, too. Hearty portions, American fare in a relaxed, quaint setting. Outdoor seating under a large tent. Good COVID precautions & practices. Planning to start serving dinner again in Sept 2020.
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The New Moon
17 Pepperell Square
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Excellent breakfast & lunch!! Terrific service, too. Hearty portions, American fare in a relaxed, quaint setting. Outdoor seating under a large tent. Good COVID precautions & practices. Planning to start serving dinner again in Sept 2020.
Great breakfast. VERY limited seating (maybe 10 seats total). Try the grilled grapefruit. Take-out only for now, due to COVID. Order online & eat in the adjacent park. Open 8am - 2pm only.
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Palace Diner
18 Franklin St
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Great breakfast. VERY limited seating (maybe 10 seats total). Try the grilled grapefruit. Take-out only for now, due to COVID. Order online & eat in the adjacent park. Open 8am - 2pm only.
A general store and so much more! In 2002 this 1865 building was re-branded as a general store bringing the community a store where you meet and greet friends, neighbors and tourists alike. You can find a variety of unique gifts from Maine, wine, beer, liquor, made to order deli breakfast and sandwiches, fresh baked goods, specialty coffee and more, This is truly a one stop shopping experience.
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H B Provisions...a General Store And So Much More
15 Western Avenue
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A general store and so much more! In 2002 this 1865 building was re-branded as a general store bringing the community a store where you meet and greet friends, neighbors and tourists alike. You can find a variety of unique gifts from Maine, wine, beer, liquor, made to order deli breakfast and sandwiches, fresh baked goods, specialty coffee and more, This is truly a one stop shopping experience.
Hurricane Restaurant offers the freshest local seafood, locally grown produce and the finest of prime meats available in the market daily.
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Hurricane Restaurant
29 Dock Square
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Hurricane Restaurant offers the freshest local seafood, locally grown produce and the finest of prime meats available in the market daily.
Creative cuisine served overlooking the Kennebunk River.
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The Boathouse Restaurant
21 Ocean Avenue
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Creative cuisine served overlooking the Kennebunk River.
The menu at The Burleigh fluctuate with the seasons and feature hand-selected, locally sourced vegetables, herbs, meats and seafood.
The Burleigh
1 Dock Square
The menu at The Burleigh fluctuate with the seasons and feature hand-selected, locally sourced vegetables, herbs, meats and seafood.
Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven entrees are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. The "hot" place for the last few years -- but very expensive. Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven entrees are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. Friends in Boston make this a destination each year.
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Earth at Hidden Pond
354 Goose Rocks Road
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Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven entrees are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. The "hot" place for the last few years -- but very expensive. Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven entrees are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. Friends in Boston make this a destination each year.
PIZZA ONLY but really high quality. Delicious!
Coletti's Pizza Factory
497 Elm Street
PIZZA ONLY but really high quality. Delicious!
Hearty American breakfast, brunch & dinner classics in casual digs. Ample outdoor seating on shaded picnic tables in their garden. From Mermaid House, bike 9 miles to Musette (easy, flat). Stop to enjoy breakfast or lunch; cruise around Cape Porpoise a bit; then ride home. Non-bikers can meet the bikers there; ample parking.Nice outing! Convenient for take-out dinners ~10 minute drive.
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Musette Restaurant
2 Pier Rd
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Hearty American breakfast, brunch & dinner classics in casual digs. Ample outdoor seating on shaded picnic tables in their garden. From Mermaid House, bike 9 miles to Musette (easy, flat). Stop to enjoy breakfast or lunch; cruise around Cape Porpoise a bit; then ride home. Non-bikers can meet the bikers there; ample parking.Nice outing! Convenient for take-out dinners ~10 minute drive.
SMOKY, HEARTY, AND AUTHENTIC PATAGONIAN BARBECUE BRINGS TO KENNEBUNKPORT A HEAVY DOSE OF ARGENTINIAN STEAKHOUSE CUISINE.
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The Lost Fire
62 Mills Rd
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SMOKY, HEARTY, AND AUTHENTIC PATAGONIAN BARBECUE BRINGS TO KENNEBUNKPORT A HEAVY DOSE OF ARGENTINIAN STEAKHOUSE CUISINE.
The lobster dinners are served the same way they were in 1953. Fresh, locally caught lobster, cooked to order, no frills, simple and delicious. CASH ONLY. ATM available.
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Nunan's Lobster Hut
9 Mills Road
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The lobster dinners are served the same way they were in 1953. Fresh, locally caught lobster, cooked to order, no frills, simple and delicious. CASH ONLY. ATM available.
The restaurant has stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor and the working lobster boats that are moored there. During lunch you can watch the lobstermen motor in and row to the dock in their dinghies while the sunsets in the evenings paint the entire harbor bright hues of magenta, pink and purple. Fun atmosphere with a view is the best way to describe both Ramp restaurants.
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Ramp Bar & Grill
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The restaurant has stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor and the working lobster boats that are moored there. During lunch you can watch the lobstermen motor in and row to the dock in their dinghies while the sunsets in the evenings paint the entire harbor bright hues of magenta, pink and purple. Fun atmosphere with a view is the best way to describe both Ramp restaurants.
Fresh steamers, local lobster -- raw or cooked to order for pick-up. ~10 minutes from Mermaid House on Route 9 between BPool & Cape Porpoise.
WOLFF FARM & LOBSTER
18 WOLFF FARM LANE
Fresh steamers, local lobster -- raw or cooked to order for pick-up. ~10 minutes from Mermaid House on Route 9 between BPool & Cape Porpoise.
Beautiful outdoor seating. Magnus on Water is an intimate cocktail bar and restaurant that encourages guests to connect with one another, their community, and other cultures through warm hospitality, nature-inspired cocktails, and crave-worthy comfort foods.
Magnus on Water
12 Water Street
Beautiful outdoor seating. Magnus on Water is an intimate cocktail bar and restaurant that encourages guests to connect with one another, their community, and other cultures through warm hospitality, nature-inspired cocktails, and crave-worthy comfort foods.
"A must have when visiting Maine! Special ingredient: Maine potatoes. Some gluten-free and also vegan donuts. Get there before noon for best selection. Each location closes once donuts are sold out. 3 locations: 2 in Portland, 1 in Scarborough"
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The Holy Donut
194 Park Avenue
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"A must have when visiting Maine! Special ingredient: Maine potatoes. Some gluten-free and also vegan donuts. Get there before noon for best selection. Each location closes once donuts are sold out. 3 locations: 2 in Portland, 1 in Scarborough"
Rococo Ice Cream is more than delicious ice cream; it’s about opening your mind and expanding your palate to new flavors, different cultures, and dynamic experiences with each taste. Rococo Ice Cream was founded in Kennebunkport, Maine in 2012 by Lauren Guptill. A 10th-generation Mainer, Lauren has always been deeply in love with her state, but at a young age she was also taken with a desire to see the world outside her home. This brought her to live in Argentina for several years in her 20s. It was here, among the heladerias and the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires that the inspiration for Rococo Ice Cream was born.
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Rococo Ice Cream
6 Spring Street
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Rococo Ice Cream is more than delicious ice cream; it’s about opening your mind and expanding your palate to new flavors, different cultures, and dynamic experiences with each taste. Rococo Ice Cream was founded in Kennebunkport, Maine in 2012 by Lauren Guptill. A 10th-generation Mainer, Lauren has always been deeply in love with her state, but at a young age she was also taken with a desire to see the world outside her home. This brought her to live in Argentina for several years in her 20s. It was here, among the heladerias and the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires that the inspiration for Rococo Ice Cream was born.
New and already a local favorite.
Fiafia
8 Spring Street
New and already a local favorite.
Order ahead & enjoy your food on the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay - stunning view & setting. Jennifer's favorite is the grilled salmon BLT sandwich - yum! Goldthwaite's is also a small grocery store.
Goldthwaite’s Grocery Store
9 L.B. Orcutt Blvd
Order ahead & enjoy your food on the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay - stunning view & setting. Jennifer's favorite is the grilled salmon BLT sandwich - yum! Goldthwaite's is also a small grocery store.
If you're driving up from Boston to Mermaid House, here's a great tip! Get off the Turnpike at Exit 19 instead of 32. Plug into GPS the address 1 Ross Road, Kennebunk which takes you to the oldest food truck in the USA (yes, really). It has the best LOBSTER ROLLS!! And nice, clean restrooms, too. Just as you reach Route 1 (where you'll turn left onto US 1), you'll see the food truck on your right. The driving time to Mermaid House is exactly the same (as Exit 32) but you get a super nice perk!
Ocean Roll
70 Portland Rd
If you're driving up from Boston to Mermaid House, here's a great tip! Get off the Turnpike at Exit 19 instead of 32. Plug into GPS the address 1 Ross Road, Kennebunk which takes you to the oldest food truck in the USA (yes, really). It has the best LOBSTER ROLLS!! And nice, clean restrooms, too. Just as you reach Route 1 (where you'll turn left onto US 1), you'll see the food truck on your right. The driving time to Mermaid House is exactly the same (as Exit 32) but you get a super nice perk!
"Excellent Mexican food, margaritas & specialty cocktails. Spacious, comfortable outdoor deck with lots of seating. Great atmosphere. Happy Hour 3-5pm with $3 taco specials & $6 Classic Margaritas"
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Pedro's Mexican Restaurant
181 Port Road
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"Excellent Mexican food, margaritas & specialty cocktails. Spacious, comfortable outdoor deck with lots of seating. Great atmosphere. Happy Hour 3-5pm with $3 taco specials & $6 Classic Margaritas"
Kind of like the old Uno's - or perhaps Bertucci's. Larger restaurant; lots of options in addition to pizza.
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Portland Pie Co. Biddeford
40 Main Street
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Kind of like the old Uno's - or perhaps Bertucci's. Larger restaurant; lots of options in addition to pizza.
Burgers, homemade milkshakes and fun sides like sweet potato tater tots. Creative cocktails, Happy Hour specials, and live local music draw the adults while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids occupied nearby.
The Dory
29 South Maine Street
Burgers, homemade milkshakes and fun sides like sweet potato tater tots. Creative cocktails, Happy Hour specials, and live local music draw the adults while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids occupied nearby.
Easy & quick. Closest convenience store to Mermaid House. Sell some prepared food, LOBSTERS (raw & cooked), gasoline, and propane tanks.
Sea Star Market
584 Pool Street
Easy & quick. Closest convenience store to Mermaid House. Sell some prepared food, LOBSTERS (raw & cooked), gasoline, and propane tanks.

Parks & Nature

Maine Audubon's East Point Sanctuary has stunning views and spectacular bird watching. Check out their website at: http://maineaudubon.org/find-us/east-point-sanctuary/ Down the street from our home. Take a left at the end of 5th street and walk all the way down to the end of Ocean Ave and you will walk right to the entrance of the trail (theres a metal fence leading into the trail).
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East Point Sanctuary
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Maine Audubon's East Point Sanctuary has stunning views and spectacular bird watching. Check out their website at: http://maineaudubon.org/find-us/east-point-sanctuary/ Down the street from our home. Take a left at the end of 5th street and walk all the way down to the end of Ocean Ave and you will walk right to the entrance of the trail (theres a metal fence leading into the trail).
Timber Point is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Biddeford, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Absolutely beautiful! Flat, very nice ~6 mile bike ride along the ocean from Mermaid House to Timber Point. At low tide, a land bridge (sand bar) is exposed so you walk ~1 mile across the rocks & land to explore Timber Island. Non-bikers can drive to Timber Point and simply enjoy the walk. Stunning natural beauty - a MUST visit!
Timber Point
Timber Point is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Biddeford, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Absolutely beautiful! Flat, very nice ~6 mile bike ride along the ocean from Mermaid House to Timber Point. At low tide, a land bridge (sand bar) is exposed so you walk ~1 mile across the rocks & land to explore Timber Island. Non-bikers can drive to Timber Point and simply enjoy the walk. Stunning natural beauty - a MUST visit!
Perhaps Maine's very best beach! 2-miles long, flat, sandy beach with glorious tidal pools at low tide. Never too crowded, always beautiful. Buy a beach parking permit for 1, 3, or 7 days or a season pass. See more info at: https://biddefordme.myrec.com/info/dept/details.aspx?DeptInfoID=860 If that link becomes obsolete, then just Google "biddeford pool beach parking permits"
Biddeford Pool Public Beach Parking
Perhaps Maine's very best beach! 2-miles long, flat, sandy beach with glorious tidal pools at low tide. Never too crowded, always beautiful. Buy a beach parking permit for 1, 3, or 7 days or a season pass. See more info at: https://biddefordme.myrec.com/info/dept/details.aspx?DeptInfoID=860 If that link becomes obsolete, then just Google "biddeford pool beach parking permits"
Ecological park about 10 minutes drive from our house. Part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
Tyler Brook Reserve
Ecological park about 10 minutes drive from our house. Part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
Up the Saco River from Biddeford Pool, Camp Ellis is another summer community and beach. Check out this article in 2018 DownEast magazine: https://downeast.com/our-towns/sweet-fleeting-season/
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Camp Ellis
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Up the Saco River from Biddeford Pool, Camp Ellis is another summer community and beach. Check out this article in 2018 DownEast magazine: https://downeast.com/our-towns/sweet-fleeting-season/
During summer months, take a boat (via tour) to Wood Island and enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse. Be sure to check their website for tour hours and availability. www.woodislandlighthouse.org Volunteer-led tours of the historic lighthouse and Keeper's House -- fascinating! Book a reservation early as they fill quickly (even a month ahead). Tour incudes the brief ride on the launch boat to the island. Also a very nice ~30 minute kayak from Vine's Landing in Biddeford Pool out to Wood Island. IMPORTANT: Pay attention to the tides & currents to time your kayaking so that you're not fighting the current through ""the Gut"" when you depart or especially when you return to Vine's Landing. A great ~30 minute kayak from the Biddeford Pool Yacht Club
Wood Island Lighthouse
During summer months, take a boat (via tour) to Wood Island and enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse. Be sure to check their website for tour hours and availability. www.woodislandlighthouse.org Volunteer-led tours of the historic lighthouse and Keeper's House -- fascinating! Book a reservation early as they fill quickly (even a month ahead). Tour incudes the brief ride on the launch boat to the island. Also a very nice ~30 minute kayak from Vine's Landing in Biddeford Pool out to Wood Island. IMPORTANT: Pay attention to the tides & currents to time your kayaking so that you're not fighting the current through ""the Gut"" when you depart or especially when you return to Vine's Landing. A great ~30 minute kayak from the Biddeford Pool Yacht Club
Stunning, expansive views of Portland. Long, flat trail along the water's edge -- for walking & biking. Get take-out in Portland and bring it to the Promenade for a picture-perfect picnic. Just beautiful!
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Eastern Promenade Trail
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Stunning, expansive views of Portland. Long, flat trail along the water's edge -- for walking & biking. Get take-out in Portland and bring it to the Promenade for a picture-perfect picnic. Just beautiful!
Recommended Hikes: Cadillac Mountain, The Beehive $30 per vehicle or $15 per person
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Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)
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Recommended Hikes: Cadillac Mountain, The Beehive $30 per vehicle or $15 per person
It’s wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939.
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Bradbury Mountain State Park
528 Hallowell Road
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It’s wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939.
Recommended Hikes: Mount Megunticook, Mount Battie $6 per non-Maine resident adult
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Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Road
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Recommended Hikes: Mount Megunticook, Mount Battie $6 per non-Maine resident adult

Outdoor Activities

One of the last remaining drive in movie theaters! $15 per vehicle Go to their website to see what's showing thesacodrivein.com.
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The Saco Drive In
969 Portland Road
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One of the last remaining drive in movie theaters! $15 per vehicle Go to their website to see what's showing thesacodrivein.com.
Movie theater with food, cocktails and waitress service
Smitty's Cinema Biddeford
420 Alfred Street
Movie theater with food, cocktails and waitress service
Terrific water park. Check their website for discount days (usually Mondays)
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Aquaboggan Water Park
980 Portland Road
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Terrific water park. Check their website for discount days (usually Mondays)
Amusement park and water rides. Check their website for discount days.
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Funtown Splashtown USA
774 Portland Road
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Amusement park and water rides. Check their website for discount days.
Just because....Who would've ever thought this would be "a thing?!" You've got to try it. Good for multi-generations -- anyone 13+ years of age. Easy activity & a good "outing" for a group vacationing together.
The Axe Pit
865 Spring St
Just because....Who would've ever thought this would be "a thing?!" You've got to try it. Good for multi-generations -- anyone 13+ years of age. Easy activity & a good "outing" for a group vacationing together.
Great surfing gear, rentals, instructors, classes.
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Aquaholics Surf Shop
166 Port Road
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Great surfing gear, rentals, instructors, classes.
FunAndSunRentals.com They'll deliver gear right to your door!
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Fun And Sun Rentals LLC
10 Snow Canning Road
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FunAndSunRentals.com They'll deliver gear right to your door!
Haven't tried it yet, but have seen lots of people jet skiing on the Saco River
Old Orchard Beach Jet Ski Rentals
5 Bay Avenue
Haven't tried it yet, but have seen lots of people jet skiing on the Saco River
Super nice owner/guide -- patient & kind even with the most apprehensive beginners! He'll bring all the gear & have it set up for you at Vine's Landing directly in Biddeford Pool.
Gone With the Wind
524 Pool Street
Super nice owner/guide -- patient & kind even with the most apprehensive beginners! He'll bring all the gear & have it set up for you at Vine's Landing directly in Biddeford Pool.
Trina Lyn Fishing Charters
5 Bay Ave
UNE has a very well equipped gym and allows guests for a reasonable fee. Call ahead for hours & guest restrictions! (207) 602-2546 is the lobby info desk. The Campus Center is home to a gym, fitness center, six-lane pool, group exercise room, locker rooms and saunas as well as the campus bookstore and the box office. The fitness center offers cardio machines, free weights, power lifting equipment, and functional equipment -- somewhat dated but all equipment works well and certainly is clean. Personal trainers are also available to conduct assessments and create personalized fitness plans.
University of New England - Biddeford Campus
11 Hills Beach Road
UNE has a very well equipped gym and allows guests for a reasonable fee. Call ahead for hours & guest restrictions! (207) 602-2546 is the lobby info desk. The Campus Center is home to a gym, fitness center, six-lane pool, group exercise room, locker rooms and saunas as well as the campus bookstore and the box office. The fitness center offers cardio machines, free weights, power lifting equipment, and functional equipment -- somewhat dated but all equipment works well and certainly is clean. Personal trainers are also available to conduct assessments and create personalized fitness plans.
25+ rides, 20 waterslides and 2 pools
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Funtown Splashtown USA
774 Portland Road
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25+ rides, 20 waterslides and 2 pools
General ticket: $26/person (includes all day unlimited use of all pools, slides and mini-golf)
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Aquaboggan Water Park
980 Portland Road
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General ticket: $26/person (includes all day unlimited use of all pools, slides and mini-golf)
The owners are the best! They also own an alpaca farm. They usually have produce available as well including corn on the cob, pickling cucumbers, green peppers and zucchini
Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm
360 Limerick Rd
The owners are the best! They also own an alpaca farm. They usually have produce available as well including corn on the cob, pickling cucumbers, green peppers and zucchini
Strawberry season is usually early June- early July. They also have blueberries from late July- early August
Lavigne Strawberry Farm
158 Whichers Mill Road
Strawberry season is usually early June- early July. They also have blueberries from late July- early August
Open late July to early August
Ives Berry Farm
133 Flag Pond Road
Open late July to early August
Only about a 20-30 minute drive. 5 different restaurants and 5 bars. Also has a fun arcade and small amusement park for kids
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Old Orchard Beach Pier
2 Old Orchard Street
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Only about a 20-30 minute drive. 5 different restaurants and 5 bars. Also has a fun arcade and small amusement park for kids
The owners are SO incredibly nice. If you call them up, you can set up a time to come visit the alpacas and pet them. They usually have around ~40 alpacas. They are also always looking for volunteers so if you are interested in volunteering around a farm for a day and learning about some alpacas, these are your people!
East Coast Alpacas
21 Clearview Drive
The owners are SO incredibly nice. If you call them up, you can set up a time to come visit the alpacas and pet them. They usually have around ~40 alpacas. They are also always looking for volunteers so if you are interested in volunteering around a farm for a day and learning about some alpacas, these are your people!
A working farm with lots of learning activities, goat yoga (Ashley Flowers Yoga) and dairy store.
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Smiling Hill Farm
781 County Road
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A working farm with lots of learning activities, goat yoga (Ashley Flowers Yoga) and dairy store.

Shopping

Outlet stores for just about every brand you can imagine. Anchored by LL Bean
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Freeport
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Outlet stores for just about every brand you can imagine. Anchored by LL Bean
Excellent bike shop -- rentals, repairs
Gorham Bike & Ski
247 Main St
Excellent bike shop -- rentals, repairs
Biddeford Pool's local village store. Groceries and other essentials. Delicious take-out! Eat on the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay. Order lobster rolls, Salmon BLT, or "Maine on a Plate" - among many other options. Best view in Southern Maine.
Goldthwaite’s Grocery Store
9 L.B. Orcutt Blvd
Biddeford Pool's local village store. Groceries and other essentials. Delicious take-out! Eat on the picnic tables out back overlooking Saco Bay. Order lobster rolls, Salmon BLT, or "Maine on a Plate" - among many other options. Best view in Southern Maine.
Excellent prices, best produce. They'll cook LOBSTERS for take-out. Order as soon as you arrive to the store. Ready in ~15 minutes.
Market Basket
220 Mariner Way
Excellent prices, best produce. They'll cook LOBSTERS for take-out. Order as soon as you arrive to the store. Ready in ~15 minutes.
Possibly the larges store I've ever been to .... that says it all.
Walmart Supercenter
525 Alfred St
Possibly the larges store I've ever been to .... that says it all.
Shaw's
4 Scamman Street
Hannaford Supermarket
299 Elm Street
AMAZING prices on a fantastic selection of produce & international foods!! Not the "picture-perfect" display you'd find at Whole Foods, but produce is excellent and very inexpensive! It was easy to identify the popular items by their scarcity among the shelves. We were able to find a plethora of snacks that my wife, and her exhaustive list of food sensitivities, could have for incredibly low prices. Then, the frozen food section -- MASSIVE!
Tran's Market
129 Elm St
AMAZING prices on a fantastic selection of produce & international foods!! Not the "picture-perfect" display you'd find at Whole Foods, but produce is excellent and very inexpensive! It was easy to identify the popular items by their scarcity among the shelves. We were able to find a plethora of snacks that my wife, and her exhaustive list of food sensitivities, could have for incredibly low prices. Then, the frozen food section -- MASSIVE!
Located in Portland, ME which is about 25 miles from Biddeford
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Whole Foods Market
2 Somerset Street
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Located in Portland, ME which is about 25 miles from Biddeford
Awesome t-shirts (very Maine)
Liberty Graphics Company Store
10 Moulton Street
Awesome t-shirts (very Maine)
Stores include: Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, The Body Shop, Eddie Bauer, Express, H&M, Hollister, Loft, Lush, Macy's, Old Navy, Pandora, Pier 1, Pink, Pottery Barn… (much more)
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The Maine Mall
364 Maine Mall Road
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Stores include: Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, The Body Shop, Eddie Bauer, Express, H&M, Hollister, Loft, Lush, Macy's, Old Navy, Pandora, Pier 1, Pink, Pottery Barn… (much more)
Stores include: Olympia Sports, Big Lots, Planet Fitness, Radio Shak, Sears, Goodwill…
Five Points Shopping Center
420 Alfred Street
Stores include: Olympia Sports, Big Lots, Planet Fitness, Radio Shak, Sears, Goodwill…
Closest to Mermaid for quick groceries, gasoline, propane. Convenience store with some prepared food, pizza, some produce & groceries, lots of snacks, beer. Across from University of New England on Route 9
Sea Star Market
584 Pool Street
Closest to Mermaid for quick groceries, gasoline, propane. Convenience store with some prepared food, pizza, some produce & groceries, lots of snacks, beer. Across from University of New England on Route 9

Essentials

Excellent medical facility -- part of the overall Maine Medical Center headquartered in Portland. Urgent care (non-emergency) offered as well. CHRISTINA -- please google it to see if any additional info should be included here. Please add URL too if not automatically provided by Airbnb
Southern Maine Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Excellent medical facility -- part of the overall Maine Medical Center headquartered in Portland. Urgent care (non-emergency) offered as well. CHRISTINA -- please google it to see if any additional info should be included here. Please add URL too if not automatically provided by Airbnb

Getting Around

Amtrak's Downeaster train runs several times a day Boston to/from Portland, stopping in Saco/Biddeford which is just 5 miles from our home. Easy and affordable! ~$18-20 one way
Saco
138 Main St
Amtrak's Downeaster train runs several times a day Boston to/from Portland, stopping in Saco/Biddeford which is just 5 miles from our home. Easy and affordable! ~$18-20 one way
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Portland International Jetport
1001 Westbrook Street
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Neighborhoods

Half way between Biddeford Pool and Kennebunkport. Quaint fishing village with several excellent restaurants. Terrific bike ride (9 miles each way) from our house to the tip of Cape Porpoise. Get lobster rolls/fried clams at the Cape Pier Chowder House & eat at picnic tables on their pier deck. Perfect day!
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Cape Porpoise
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Half way between Biddeford Pool and Kennebunkport. Quaint fishing village with several excellent restaurants. Terrific bike ride (9 miles each way) from our house to the tip of Cape Porpoise. Get lobster rolls/fried clams at the Cape Pier Chowder House & eat at picnic tables on their pier deck. Perfect day!
Home to the President Bush family compound, Kennebunkport is a "happening" yet quaint & classic Southern Maine beach village. Fantastic shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Lots to do & see! Just 15 minutes from Biddeford Pool.
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Kennebunkport
70 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Home to the President Bush family compound, Kennebunkport is a "happening" yet quaint & classic Southern Maine beach village. Fantastic shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Lots to do & see! Just 15 minutes from Biddeford Pool.