Top 10 Reasons to Love Old Orchard Beach
1. The Pier
Hosting celebrities including Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra, the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier extending 500 feet into the Atlantic is lined by boutique shops, restaurants and even a night club.
2. The Beach
Boasting 7 miles of beach, its little wonder why Old Orchard Beach along with its vacation amenities hug the sandy shoreline. Both the northern (known as Scarborough Beach) and southern (known as Ferry Beach in Saco) ends of Old Orchard Beach away from the Pier epicenter, are quieter areas for vacationers offering peace and solitude despite the hub bub of the vibrant seaside town.
3. Palace Playland
Palace Playland makes Old Orchard Beach even more perfect for family vacations. You have the beach, nearby restaurants, ice cream shacks, arcade games, park rides so you won’t have to hear the kids exclaim that they’re hungry, or hot, or bored. And after you’re screaming in a combination of terror and delight on the tilt-a-whirl, you can also take pause in the scenic landscape of the coast.
4. Outdoor recreation
Yup, in Old Orchard Beach, you can also revel in the great outdoors from coastal boat excursions or fishing along the beach. Just minutes away from town at the Scarborough Marsh, you can rent a kayak or canoe and leave behind the sights and sounds of town and hear nothing but the wind and the see nothing but wilderness.
5. Great Place to Stay and Play
Old Orchard Beach truly has something for everyone. Vacationers can choose to find lodging in Old Orchard Beach at a hotel near the beach, gain some independence in a vacation rental cottage, or even bring the RV or pitch a tent in the many campgrounds right in town. The only sad part of vacationing in Old Orchard is leaving… ah, love is heartache.
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