Destination guide

Seaside and sunsets on the Pemaquid Peninsula

A rocky coastline, bobbing boats and picturesque lighthouses await in Pemaquid, a peninsula in Maine full of amazing natural attractions and breathtaking sunsets. Long summer days here are spent enjoying the warm sunshine out on boat rides, searching for sea creatures along the islets that dot surrounding rivers and bays, and visiting historic forts, villages and beacons that speak of the rich maritime history here. Whether you seek a classic ocean-view cottage just steps from a sandy beach or a picturesque property at the point of the peninsula, there's a Pemaquid vacation rental ready to welcome you to this seaside haven.

Things to do

Uncovering the maritime heritage in Pemaquid

No visit to this area would be complete without checking out Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park, where an iconic early 1800's beacon guards the entrance to the Muscongus and Johns Bays. Inside the lighthouse keeper's house, the Fishermen's Museum preserves the maritime legacy of the peninsula with displays, photos and fishing artifacts. While on site, you can meander through an art gallery or pop into the light tower which is still used by the U.S. Coast Guard. Within the park, there are also spots to picnic with incredible views over the smooth rocky shoreline to the vast ocean stretching out beyond.

Activities

Harborside walks in Pemaquid

If you're lucky enough to secure a Pemaquid vacation rental in close proximity to the harbor, then spending a day sightseeing along the waterfront here is a must. Start at Pemaquid Beach, where a sandy cove offers a great spot to cool off in the water and watch the boats in the distance. Take a walk from here to the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, about half a mile away on the mouth of the Pemaquid River, where you can explore among the remnants of a village dating to the 17th century and see a reconstructed fort which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Weather

Summers on the shore in Pemaquid

Sunny summer days in Maine are best spent seaside, breathing in the fresh ocean air and searching for lighthouses on boat rides around the Pemaquid Peninsula. Afternoons in the summer months heat up into the 70s and 80s, perfect for long beach days splashing around in the waves and picnicking on the soft sandy shores. Most attractions here are seasonal, but the fantastic ocean views can be enjoyed any time of year so if you visit in spring or fall, when cold evenings call for scarves and sweaters, why not look for a Pemaquid vacation rental with a cozy fireplace to curl up by.

Natural features

Coastal trails in Pemaquid

The Pemaquid Peninsula has a host of natural features which La Verna Preserve proudly displays along its 3,600 feet of rocky shoreline and 120 acres of freshwater marshes, old farmlands and evergreen forests. The 2.5 miles of coastal trails here are filled with wild huckleberries and blueberries, century old white spruce trees and a variety of shorebirds that gather along little waterside ponds. Hiking the eastern side of the peninsula also offers fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and a chance to spot waterfowl and sea creatures living amongst the countless islands and rock features that fill the Muscongus Bay.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pemaquid?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 15 vacation rentals near Pemaquid. From 7 Houses to 8 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pemaquid for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Pemaquid:

  • Port Clyde: 84 vacation rentals
  • New Harbor: 68 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point: 24 vacation rentals
  • West Boothbay Harbor: 109 vacation rentals
  • Round Pond: 34 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 Pemaquid?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pemaquid. 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: 959 vacation rentals
  • Barrett Park: 937 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 888 vacation rentals
  • Reid State Park: 934 vacation rentals
  • Boothbay Harbor Marina: 951 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pemaquid 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 Pemaquid?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 7 Houses in Pemaquid. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pemaquid include:

  • Cabins: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 8 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Pemaquid?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 14 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Pemaquid. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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