Destination guide

Hills Beach – a little slice of coastal paradise

Perched on Maine's rugged Atlantic coast, around 35 minutes by car from the vibrant waterfront city of Portland, Hills Beach is a tranquil stretch of soft golden sand, ideal for a revitalizing weekend getaway or laid-back family vacation. This little slice of paradise is a scenic 10-minute drive from bustling Biddeford, a cosmopolitan college town with a thriving arts scene, chic shops and welcoming restaurants where you can feast on everything from fresh, locally sourced seafood to Italian-style thin crust pizza. Hills Beach vacation rentals include stylish condos, cozy cottages and luxurious family houses, so there's something for everyone.

Things to do

Fun for all the family around Hills Beach

Should you ever tire of lounging around by the sea, you'll find an eclectic array of attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Hills Beach vacation rental. For a fun-packed family day out, make a beeline for Funtown Splashtown USA, a colorful amusement park packed with adrenalin-pumping thrill rides, hair-rising water slides and stalls serving irresistible fairground treats like cotton candy, salt water taffy and soft serve ice cream. For further kid-friendly thrills, Aquaboggan Water Park boasts twisting flumes, a giant wave pool and a challenging mini golf course. For a taste of local history, head to the Biddeford Mills Museum, where you can learn all about the town's once-thriving textiles industry.


Get wet and wild or shop 'til you drop around Hills Beach

The shimmering waters around Hills Beach lure anglers from far and wide, who flock here to land highly-prized catches such as bass, bluefish, tuna and mackerel. Expert local fishers will be all too happy to let you join their charters, ensuring that you won't return home from sea empty handed. If that sounds too much like hard work, you could board a boat in search of enchanting local marine life like playful porpoises and adorable seals. Should you prefer to stay on dry land, the region is a dream for discerning shoppers, with bargain filled outlet villages, treasure packed antiques stores and elegant fashion boutiques.


Lazy summer days on Hills Beach

Hills Beach vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer season of June to August. At this time of year you can expect late sunsets and weather that's usually pleasantly warm rather than stiflingly hot. During late spring or early fall, crowds are thinner but temperatures are still often very agreeable. Winters, by contrast, can get very chilly, with a strong chance of snowfall or biting winds likely if you're visiting between December and February.

Natural features

Heavenly hikes around Hills Beach

There's no shortage of natural spectacle on and around Hills Beach. On your way down to the shore you'll traverse rolling sand dunes, while the nearby wetlands provide a scenic home for all manner of wild animals, from snapping turtles to delicate songbirds. A 20-minute drive from Hills Beach will bring you to Ferry Beach State Park, where you'll find over 100 acres of sandy shorelines, lush woodlands, pristine hiking trails and shaded picnic areas.

Where to stay around Hills Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 940 vacation rentals near Hills Beach. From 507 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 Hills Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hills Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hills Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Portland: 748 vacation rentals
  • Old Orchard Beach: 889 vacation rentals
  • Ogunquit: 1,335 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 396 vacation rentals
  • Kennebunkport: 1,654 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hills Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hills Beach?

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

  • Portland: 748 rentals
  • Old Orchard Beach: 889 rentals
  • Ogunquit: 1,335 rentals
  • Kennebunkport: 1,654 rentals
  • Wells: 1,432 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hills Beach?

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

  • Perkins Cove: 624 rentals
  • Footbridge Beach: 1,667 rentals
  • Higgins Beach: 1,470 rentals
  • Maine Mall: 1,411 rentals
  • Ferry Beach State Park: 1,960 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hills Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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