Nearby Beaches and Attractions
Crescent Beach State Park
Crescent Beach State Park is on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth. The park offers bathing in the surf or in the sun at one of Maine's finest beaches. There are picnic tables and grills, a children's playground, a snack bar and a bathhouse with cold water showers. Telephone (207)799-5871
Two Lights State Park
Two Lights State Park is off Route 77. Picnic or stroll along the rocky headland and enjoy a marvelous view of Casco Bay, the open Atlantic and crashing surf while lobstermen haul their traps offshore. Prior to becoming a park, the site served as a World War II coastal defense installation and some remnants of that use remain visible today. Picnic tables and grills are available. A shelter and sites for groups are also available by reservation for a fee. Crescent Beach State Park is only a mile away. Telephone (207)799-5851
Portland Headlight located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is the oldest working lighthouse in the country. The lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington in 1791. See portlandheadlight.com
Nearby Higgins Beach lies immediately west of Cape Elizabeth in the Town of Scarborough. Higgins is known for its beautiful 3/4 mile beach, its surf and its striper fishing. Click on this link higginsbeachproperties for scenes of the beach, property sales and beach history.
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Where to Stay
Space is obviously very limited in the area, but we do have several excellent establishments which offer overnight accommodations.... reservations will most likely be necessary, so make your plans early.
Inn By The Sea
The new Inn by the Sea, where luxury comes naturally. A multi-million dollar makeover has elevated the Inn into Maine’s premier luxury beach destination. All 57 guest rooms, suites and cottages have been designed to pamper you with comfort in a sophisticated palette of deep red, cognac and charcoal with maple furnishings and locally commissioned artwork. Inn by the Sea intends to redefine coastal luxury.
The Breakers Inn is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgins Beach. Built as a private home in 1900, it has served the public since the early 1930's. Rodney Laughton is the innkeeper.
Higgins Beach Inn
The Higgins Beach Inn is a three story colonial revival structure whose origin dates back to 1897, is within a stone's throw of the unspoiled, sandy, Higgins Beach. Off the beaten path, the friendly atmosphere of the Inn welcomes you. Bob Westburg and Diane Garofalo are the innkeepers.