Old Orchard Beach is located in Sasco Bay, just south of Portland, in the State of Maine, USA.
Dominating seven miles, or around 11 km, of sandy beach is The Old Orchard Pier, originally build in 1898.
Our first impressions of Old Orchard Beach were gathered during a short walk on the streets of a touristy coastal town wrapped in a morning mist that was reducing visibility even on the never-ending sandy beach.
It was early Summer, first week in the month of July.
After disappearing over the land in the early afternoon. mist, or fog, lingered all day long in the distance, over the ocean and Bluff and Stratton Islands.
Dominating seven miles, or around 11 km, of sandy beach is The Old Orchard Pier, originally build in 1898. Since then, battered by Atlantic ocean waves and Winter storms, it has been damaged, destroyed and rebuild a few times until it ended up being restored in a shape as featured on our photographs.
Next to the Pier, dominating the skyline, is the Palace Playland amusement park, advertised as New England’s only beach front amusement park.
Photo Gallery featuring Old Orchard Beach
The Pier at low tide
A shop on the bach
As a first time traveler along the Northern Atlantic coastline, with a very little upfront information, except that Old Orchard Beach is a popular destination for not only US tourists but Canadians as well, even that fog and a fresh morning breeze was a great experience, especially since afternoon on the first day spend on the beach turned out to be pleasant and sunny, just as all the subsequent days spend resting after so far 3.200 km or 2.000 miles long journey we called Road Trip Acadia – Atlantic Coast, one that brought as here, to our final destination, before heading back to the starting point.
An amazing campground Saco Old Orchard Beach KOA