There are several beaches at Diamond Cove for you to enjoy searching for beautiful sea glass or that treasured seashell.
The Diamond Cove General store serves all kinds of goodies including sandwiches, wraps and burgers, as well as live lobsters which are cooked to order. You can also purchase beer, wine and grocery items including everything from ice cream to cereal. The lobster roll at the General Store got rave reviews in a recent GQ article. There's also free Wi-Fi there.
Next door to the General Store is the 5 star Diamond's Edge restaurant which offers fine dining on the cove with either indoor, porch or lawn seating. They catered our wedding reception beautifully!
You also have the option of having groceries shipped to the island from some of the supermarkets in Portland including Whole Foods.
The house features historic touches, a beautiful eat-in kitchen, a living room, a covered front porch and a back(screened) porch, 3 bedrooms and a TV/media room in the finished basement.
The historic bowling alley is a short walk and it features a two lane duckpin bowling alley, pool table, wii console and arcade games. The kids can enjoy watching a movie. There's also free Wi-Fi.
Next door to the bowling alley is the gym with indoor basketball, a workout room and a lounge with free Wi-Fi in the Administration Building.
The heated pool is on the parade grounds a few minutes walk away!
It's a great place to take pictures of everything from sailboats gliding by to precious wildlife nestled in the wooded forests. There's plenty of trails to explore on foot or by bike. The beautiful white tent for weddings and events is a step away from the fresh water pond. There are many birds to be found for birdwatchers! Flowers in gardens and wildflowers all call to the photographer and artist. Many wonderful events are held on the island, both planned and impromptu, You can enjoy reading a book, sitting in adirondack chairs and looking out onto breathtaking Casco Bay. You can book a sailboat ride, whale watching tour or take the kids on a lobster boat to learn how lobsterman catch lobsters. It's all a short ferry ride away in Portland. Plus Portland is known for its renowned restaurants and shopping. You can enjoy staying on the island your entire trip or go in town to see all Portland has to offer. Freeport with all its outlet shopping and L.L.Bean are about 25 minutes from Portland. You can even go watch a Portland Sea Dogs game. The AA team of the Boston Red Sox. There's plenty to see and experience. Click on the 'Diamond Cove Cottage' link in the left margin, just below the calendar, to see many more photos. When you arrive, a Resident Assistant will help you get your belongings on the van and drive you right to the house! No worries about transporting items from the dock to the house.
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