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The Best Maine Coast Attractions & Things to Do

Reid state park in georgetown

One of the most scenic New England destinations, Coastal Maine features tranquil beaches, delicious cuisine, fascinating museums, and world-class state parks. Whether you want an action-packed vacation full of sightseeing and outdoor adventures or a relaxing trip with plenty of time to unwind, there are plenty of unforgettable ways to spend your time in the area. Below, we’ve provided a guide on the top Maine Coast attractions and things to do on your vacation.    

For the most comprehensive list of Maine Coast attractions, take a look at our Things to Do in Maine page. In addition to our recommendations below, we’ve included details on the best beaches, outdoor attractions, museums, restaurants, wineries, and a few of Maine’s hidden gems.


The Best Things to Do Near Georgetown, Maine


Enjoy the Outdoors

Any visit to Georgetown should certainly include a trip to the beach. Our stunning, rugged coastline is best reached through one of the fabulous state parks with beaches. One of our favorites, Reid State Park is just minutes from Grey Haven Inn and offers one-and-a-half miles of wide, sandy shores. This coastal park is a great place for hiking, swimming, and surfing. In fact, it’s considered the number one place for surfing in Maine!

Explore the Town

New England is rich in history and our region is no different. Although there is a range of fabulous historical sites near Georgetown worth exploring, a few of the most popular include the Maine Maritime Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Hendricks Hill Museum. Learn about our area’s seafaring past, see exquisite art, and find out about the interesting lives of one of Maine’s oldest families.

Wine & Dine

You haven’t fully experienced Maine until you’ve had a taste of New England’s quintessential cuisine. At Grey Havens Inn, you’ll find one of Coastal Maine’s best restaurants, BLUE, which features freshly caught seafood, outstanding wine, and waterfront views. Another one of our favorite Georgetown restaurants with some of the best Maine lobster in the state is Five Islands Lobster Company.

After a delicious meal, head one of the local breweries or wineries near Georgetown. You’ll find the perfect cozy spot to relax with a glass of wine or a refreshing beverage. Visit Bath Brewing Company for a selection of craft beers in a welcoming atmosphere or Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery for some of the region’s best spirits and local wine.

Where to Stay

Grey Havens Inn

If you’re looking for the best place to stay near the Maine Coast attractions mentioned above, look no further than Grey Havens Inn. Our historic waterfront hotel features a selection of charming guest rooms that overlook the North Atlantic coast and nearby islands. Enjoy luxurious linens, fine bath amenities, stunning views, and a few thoughtful touches to make your stay extra special. Grey Havens Inn is the escape you’ve dreamed about.

If you’re ready to plan the ultimate Coastal Maine vacation, check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon.


view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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