Just south east of Portland is Cape Elizabeth, home of Two Lights State Park and the scenic marsh lands of Scarborough. Locals think of Cape Elizabeth as a wealthy bed-base among the Portland community. Near Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough, this is a peaceful seaside region of Victorian-inspired cottages and luxurious, coastal homes. Seaside cottages and oceanfront mansions hug the shoreline looking out toward Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will find a delightful casual drive alogn the coast, by grand mansions on the way to the Portland Head Light for a day of picnicking and scenic walks in South Portland's Fort Williams Park.
Scarborough is home to several sand beaches like Ferry Beach, well-protected on Prouts Neck. Higgins Beach and Scarborough Beach are more dramatically exposed to the ocean and ideal for a beach day of exploring, swimming or sunning. Search for hotels, inns, or vacation rental homes in Scarborough or Cape E if you're planning on canoeing the Scarborough marshes, exploring Casco Bay lighthouses and nearby Fort Williams, or if you are looking to settle between Portland and Old Orchard Beach. Scarborough also offers plenty of restaurants - seafood to Italian to Greek, shopping, and even movie theaters, horse racing, and bowling alleys for family fun.
Cape Elizabeth Area Inns
Inn by the Sea l 207-799-3134
Scarborough Area Resorts and Inns
Black Point Inn Resort - Prouts Neck l 207-883-2500
Higgins Beach Inn l 207-883-6684
Holiday House Inn and Motel l 207-883-4417
Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point l 207-883-3213
Millbrook Motel l 207-883-6004
Pride Motel & Cottages l 207- 883-4816
Sand Dollar Inn l 207-883-0080
Sea-Ward on the Ocean Front - Pine Point l 207-883-6666
Sun n' Sand Motel l 207-883-6085