Wells Beach stretches for almost a mile just south of the town of Kennebunkport. It was named Wells Beach after the small resort town nearby, which has been referred to as both the antiques capital and the friendliest town in Maine. It’s believed to be the third-oldest town in the state, having been founded as long ago as 1643.
The beach is particularly popular during the summer months, with visitors making use of the range of historic and modern hotels available. Many have direct access onto the sands via a short series of steps.
Depending on the time of day, Wells Beach narrows to a slither of its maximum extent due to the action of the Atlantic waves. The waves can also deposit quantities of seaweed on the waterline. This doesn’t stop people enjoying a stroll along Wells Beach, or taking to the waves on a surfboard.
Facilities include public restrooms, a snack bar and several restaurants. Parking meters on Mile Road issue parking permits costing around $20 per day although there is limited free parking too.
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