Destination guide

Boothbay: a little slice of coastal heaven

Boothbay encompasses a small area along the Maine coastal and includes the villages of East Boothbay and Trevett. It's a hive of activity during the summer, when travelers descend on the area for some fun in the sun. With its proximity to the sea, it's unsurprising that the town's main industry is fishing and those freshly-caught catches make it onto most restaurants' menus. Days are best spent on the beach with the family or grabbing some water sports equipment and paddling along the beautiful waterways. If the weather takes a turn, there's no shortage of attractions like the aquarium to dive into.

Activities

Paddle along at your own pace in Boothbay

Most of Boothbay's things to do involve the surrounding waterways. You can hop on rented kayaks to spend sunny days paddling around the islands and harbor or, if that sounds like too much effort, see this beautiful part of Maine from the back of a traditional wooden schooner, on one of the daily high-season cruises. You can't truly say you've been to Maine until you've experienced the time-old tradition of lobstering and if angling is your thing, bring your rod and set up on the banks to cast the line in search of a big one.

Weather

Boothbay is a hive of activity in summer

The peak season firmly sits in the summertime period, when the sun is almost always shining and the temperatures reach the high 70s. You won't be the only one with the idea of booking a Boothbay vacation rental between July and August though. Families with kids off school descend upon the town for a break from the city. If you'd rather save your bucks for the water sports or the seafood restaurants and you don't mind a cooler temperature, consider visiting in spring or fall instead, when the crowds have all but disappeared.

Natural features

Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales in Boothbay

Even if wildlife spotting isn't for you, it's impossible not to come to face-to-face with coastal critters. One of the most special is spotting puffins, the only place in the United States where it is possible to do so and best done from one of the daily cruises. While you're at sea, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of magnificent humpback whales, which swim into the harbour from mid-April. Back on land, birdwatchers will be happy with the 140 species of recorded native and migratory birds which can be seen around the waterways and marshes near your Boothbay vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Boothbay

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 14.8 mi (23.7 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Boothbay?

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 Boothbay:

  • Ocean Point: 16 vacation rentals
  • Orr's Island: 197 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid: 19 vacation rentals
  • Christmas Cove: 26 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point: 24 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Boothbay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Boothbay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: 979 vacation rentals
  • Cabbage Island: 963 vacation rentals
  • Boothbay Golf Course: 990 vacation rentals
  • The Boothbay Playhouse: 987 vacation rentals
  • Boothbay Railway Village: 983 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boothbay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Boothbay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 260 Houses in Boothbay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Boothbay include:

  • Cottages: 244 rentals available
  • Cabins: 244 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 244 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Boothbay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation rentals with pool available in Boothbay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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