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Families will love:

  • Wells Beach
  • Nature preserves along the ocean
  • Tidepooling via Coast Encounters

Wells, Maine doesn't feel like a family vacation destination in the way other coastal Maine do. Its stores and restaurants aren't clustered in a downtown area like the ones found in the neighboring towns of Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and York, and it's definitely the most commercialized beach town in the area.

But, that can be a good thing for family vacations. It ... more
Wells, Maine doesn't feel like a family vacation destination in the way other coastal Maine do. Its stores and restaurants aren't clustered in a downtown area like the ones found in the neighboring towns of Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and York, and it's definitely the most commercialized beach town in the area.

But, that can be a good thing for family vacations. It means there's easy access to a supermarket (Hannaford), liquor store and pharmacy. It also means families can find the reliability and affordability of budget chain hotels, such as Hampton Inn & Suites, which offers free breakfast and a pool. And there's a beach -- a really good beach, in fact. Wells Beach is bigger than most of the area's beaches, making it feel less crowded than the more popular beaches in Ogunquit and York. And you even have the option to stay on the beach at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, another affordable hotel option.

And whether your family stays in Wells, Maine or not, we guarantee you'll be making a trip there (well, technically Moody, 2 miles away) for Wonder Mountain Fun Park, where you'll find go-karts, mini-golf, a maze and ice cream. You might also consider a tidepooling expedition via Coast Adventures -- a fun way to get close with the critters that inhabit the shores of Wells, Maine.

Written by Amanda Geronikos less

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