Wells Maine Beaches
Sea Mist is at the heart of several Wells beaches.
You can walk to Wells Beach from our property, or take a trolley or
drive to numerous beautiful sandy beaches. Wells Beach is a seven
mile long barrier beach separated from mainland by the Webhannet
perfect for a day of sun and fun, swimming in the refreshing
surf, or for a long beach walk.
To visit the main part of Wells Beach, turn right onto Route 1 and
follow to Mile Road on your right which continues to the beach. The
Eastern most point of Wells Beach is located to the left as you go
up Atlantic Avenue to the end point, also known as Crescent Beach,
this beach has great views of the entrance to Wells Harbor and the
comings and goings of boats on the Webhannet River.
Another beautiful Wells Beach is on Drakes Island, reached by taking
a right out of our drive and on to Route 1 to Drakes Island Road.
Take a right onto Drakes Island Road and follow to the end, then
right on Island Beach Road to the end where you will find public
parking, restrooms, and life guards on duty in season. This beach
has great sunsets, and overlooks Wells Harbor, a working fishing and
boating harbor. From here, you can watch the fishermen, yachts and
kayaks come and go, and explore tidal pools at low tide.
Moody Beach is reached if go left on Route 1 from Sea Mist to Bourne
Avenue. Moody Beach is a great sandy beach for long walks or to
enjoy the surf. You can walk for miles on Moody Beach which leads to
Ogunquit’s North Beach, then Footbridge Beach and finally Ogunquit
Ogunquit beaches are close to Sea Mist, starting with Footbridge
Beach which is connected from Ocean Street by a Footbridge (hence
the name). Ogunquit Beach is 3.5 miles long. Main Beach is the most
popular section, located on the southwestern point of Ogunquit
Beach. This is where the action is on sunny summer days, with
convenient parking, trolley stops, shops and restaurants off Beach
Street. Ogunquit’s Main Beach is also fun for families since the
Ogunquit River flows here, making it a perfect place to ride the
river current floating on tubes or water toys.
From Ogunquit Beach you can walk the Marginal Way, a scenic
oceanfront walkway that skirts the shore for a mile from Ogunquit
Beach to Perkins Cove where you will find an historic but functional
draw bridge, and lots of seaside boutiques, galleries, seafood
restaurants and ice cream shops.
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are just a few miles away with five more
beaches to explore, and to our south, York has several beautiful
beaches from Long and Short Sands to Harbor Beach.
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