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Old time New England family beach resort atmosphere—with an amusement park and train station right on the beach! That's Old Orchard Beach.

 


 

 

Located a short drive south of Portland, Maine (map), Old Orchard Beach is something of a throwback to the beach resorts of a century ago.

Kids love the amusement park, teens love hanging out and checking out other teens, parents love the broad beach, the easy snack food, and the free band concerts in the park gazebo.

Old Orchard Beach is a vibrant survival of 19th-century New England summer beach life, updated and modernized for the 21st century, but with all the fun of the past.

You can even get here by train! Amtrak's Downeaster comes right through the center of town, literally only a few steps from the beach. You can get off the train and be in the water in less than five minutes. More...

That Old Orchard Beach is popular with Canadians fro Quebec adds to its charm. You'll hear French spoken in the streets as much as English, many signs are bilingual, and the Canadian and Québécois flags are much in evidence.

—by Tom Brosnahan


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The Pier, Old Orchard Beach ME

Above, beachgoers settle in
near The Pier.

Below, the amusement park is right next to the beach in Old Orchard Beach ME.

Amusement Park, Old Orchard Beach ME

 

 

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