Destination guide

Classic seaside getaways in Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach has long been drawing vacationers to the southern coast of Maine, where a 7-mile stretch of sandy beach, a classic pier and tons of family-friendly attractions make for fun-filled summer holidays in the sun. The charming town has all the amenities you could hope for, from seaside eateries to boutiques, while the city of Portland is just a few miles up the coast and is packed with museums and stores. After selecting your Old Orchard Beach vacation rental, perhaps with an ocean view or beach access, it's off to the local greens for a round of golf or to waterparks and amusement areas with the kids.


Sun, sea and sand in Old Orchard Beach

With 7 miles of sandy shores in Old Orchard Beach, there are lots of ways to enjoy the seaside. Whether you prefer hanging out on the sand, relaxing on a lounge chair and tossing a beach ball around with the kids or heading out into the ocean for a refreshing swim or some water sports, you'll find all sorts of activities to fill beach days here. Local vendors are on hand to lend you stand-up paddle boards and jet skis, or you can take a thrilling parasailing trip for aerial views over the coast.


Sunny summers in Old Orchard Beach

Nothing beats summer vacations spent on the sandy shores of Old Orchard Beach, when warm afternoons are perfect for lazing by the sea and heading out into the bay for boat rides. June through September sees average highs in the 70s, but even the shoulder months can be warm enough for walks along the sand and hikes in nearby parks. If you plan to visit during the busy summer months, be sure to book your Old Orchard Beach vacation rental early to ensure that your preferred dates are available. Why not opt for one of the many oceanfront properties that make it simple to walk right out onto the sand?

Natural features

Get back to nature in Old Orchard Beach

Just a few miles down the coast from your Old Orchard Beach vacation rental, the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge offers another way to enjoy the oceanfront, with a landscape of salt marshes that draw migrating birds. The habitat stretches for 50 miles along the coastline, covering areas of meadow, rocky beaches and forested areas inland. There are a few ways to get around here to see some of the resident wildlife, including boat launches, where you can take off on kayaking and canoeing excursions, and hiking trails with observation platforms, where you might catch glimpses of the wild deer.


Transportation options to and around Old Orchard Beach

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Old Orchard Beach Station.

Where to stay around Old Orchard Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 822 vacation rentals near Old Orchard Beach. From 411 Houses to 150 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Old Orchard Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Old Orchard Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Orchard Beach:

  • Goose Rocks Beach: 68 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 59 vacation rentals
  • Willard Beach: 46 vacation rentals
  • Camp Ellis: 47 vacation rentals
  • Fortunes Rocks: 33 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Old Orchard Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 411 Houses in Old Orchard Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old Orchard Beach include:

  • Cottages: 150 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 225 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 150 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Old Orchard Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 107 vacation rentals with pool available in Old Orchard Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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