8 Scenic Waterfront Small Towns In Maine


On Penobscot Bay, Rockland has a vibrant downtown with the Farnsworth Art Museum, interesting boutiques, and seafood restaurants. The waterfront promenade and marina at Rockland Harbor Park offer stunning bay views.


Belfast has a minimal suburban vibe and several outdoor activities in Waldo County. The Passagassawakeag River joins Penobscot Bay in this Maine seaside hamlet, creating an exquisite backdrop.


Camden, another Maine waterfront little town with spectacular water vistas and a bustling downtown harbor district, borders Penobscot Bay.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island's scenic shore, has enough to do. Its panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands make this coastal town stunning.


This charming waterfront town in Maine is known for its world-class beaches like Goose Rocks Beach and Arundel Beach. Its vibrant Dock Square is filled with colorful buildings housing curated shops.


National Geographic named Wiscasset the "Worm Capital of the World" for its lively waterfront, where lobster, sport, and clam and worm digging are still practiced.


The charming town of Damariscotta is New England's oyster capital. Twelve miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it beautifully curves down the Damariscotta River.

Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor, a charming waterfront hamlet 60 miles east-northeast of Portland, welcomes visitors to its picturesque shoreline.