The 3 Best Beaches Near Camden, Maine

A family swimming a lake off of one of Camden, Maine Beaches

Camden, Maine, boasts four distinct and beautiful seasons. When summer rolls around, visitors relish a visit to the beach. Luckily, there are plenty of great beaches near Camden, Maine, and the surrounding area. The team at Camden Harbour Inn has visited our fair share of beaches in the area and has compiled a list of our favorites. Continue reading for more information on the best beaches near Camden, Maine. 

Our Three Favorite Beaches Near Camden, Maine

Soak up the sun, take a dip, and enjoy the natural beauty of these three beaches in Camden, Maine. 

Barrett’s Cove

Barrett’s Cove is a great place for a quiet, relaxing day at the beach. As busy as Camden, Maine, can get, Barrett’s Cove somehow manages to keep crowds away. Barrett’s Cove is on the serene Megunticook Lake, and you and your family will enjoy scenic views of the water and the cliffs that surround it. With amenities like picnic tables, outdoor grills, boat access, and a boat ramp, it’s the perfect place to spend the day.

Lincolnville Beach

Lincolnville Beach is right on Penobscot Bay. It’s located in the small, coastal town of Lincolnville, features views of Isleboro, an island just a short ferry ride away. This quiet, sandy beach is a great place to relax with the whole family. Swimming is the most popular activity on the beach. However, kayaking, boating, and fishing are other common activities. 

Laite Memorial Beach

Enjoy the waters of Camden Harbor at Laite Memorial Beach. This beach has everything a family could want: beautiful scenery, a great place to swim, a playground, grills, picnic tables, and even an offshore swimming platform. The park is located on a grassy hill, making it an ideal spot for children to play.

Camden Harbour Inn, MidCoast, Maine’s Finest Luxury Hotel

Year-round, Camden Harbour Inn is providing luxurious accommodations for relaxing getaways to Camden, Maine. We also offer a world-class culinary experience at our incredible dining destination,  Natalie’s Restaurant, rejuvenating treatments at our relaxing spa, and a stunning backdrop for weddings and events. To book your stay with us, check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

Things to Do in Camden, Maine, this Memorial Day Weekend

A Couple Enjoying a Meal in Camden, Maine, on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to spend your long weekend. Camden, Maine, is an idyllic, seaside town on the New England coast and the ideal spot for an extended weekend getaway. For many, the goal of Memorial Day weekend is to enjoy the arrival of summer weather, yummy food, and time with our loved ones. There is an array of things to do in Camden that are perfect for accomplishing those goals.

Soaking Up the Natural Splendor of Camden

Camden, Maine, has a wide array of outdoor activities because of Mount Battie and Penobscot Bay. Exploring Camden Hills State Park is one activity you should not miss on your Memorial Day weekend escape. Located a few minutes north of downtown, hiking the Camden Hills provide you breathtaking views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands. If you want to get out on Penobscot Bay, the best way to see it is by boat, whether you charter one yourself or book a boat tour.

If getting outside to you means relaxing in a vineyard with a wine glass in your hand, that’s valid too! Several incredible Maine wineries are only a short drive from Camden. Cellardoor Winery, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, and Breakwater Vineyards are just some of our favorites. 

An Award-Winning Culinary Experience

Memorial Day weekend can only be made better by experiencing the best dining that Camden has to offer, and you can find that at Natalie’s. This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant features award-winning chefs that source the finest ingredients fresh from local farms, fishermen, and our on-site organic garden. In addition to beautifully-plated cuisine and top-rated vino, Natalie’s boasts picturesque Penobscot Bay views as well. 

Luxury Camden Lodgings for Memorial Day Weekend

After exploring the natural wonders of the area and having an unforgettable meal at Natalie’s, rest your head at our Maine Coast inn. Camden Harbour Inn sets the standard for Camden hotels by combining the quiet comforts of a bed and breakfast with the luxury of a world-class boutique hotel. To book your Memorial Day getaway today, check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

Top 3 Things to Do in Camden This Spring

things to do in CamdenNot only is Camden officially known as “The Jewel of the Maine Coast™,” but our breathtaking slice of New England is conveniently located near some of the state’s best parks, lighthouses, and bays. Combine your week of exploration and adventure in coastal heaven with a stay at one of the most historic luxury hotels in Maine: Camden Harbour Inn, a proud member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux and home to Natalie’s, an award-winning Penobscot Bay-view restaurant. Whether you’re hoping to sail through tranquil Penobscot Bay, hike inside Camden Hills State Park, or embark on a self-guided Midcoast Maine lighthouse tour, you’ll discover a seemingly endless outdoor playground near Camden. And luckily for you, we’ve hand-selected three of our favorite things to do in Camden for your upcoming springtime getaway!

Penobscot Bay Sailing

Beautiful Penobscot Bay is home to more than 200 islands, nearly two dozen harbor-front communities, and ten unique lighthouses. Camden Harbor comfortably holds the largest fleet of windjammers in Midcoast Maine. In fact, you can actually see these sturdy vessels scattered throughout the harbor on Google Maps. Sailing is a way of life here in Camden, and we’re lucky enough to be approximately 300 feet from the Camden Yacht Club. We welcome skippers from all across New England to our slice of sailing paradise! If you’ve never sailed before, we recommend embarking on a voyage on the Schooner Surprise, Schooner Olad, or Vessel Owl.

Hiking at Camden Hills State Park

things to do in CamdenFor those who’re in the mood for some late-morning and early-afternoon adventure, we recommend visiting nearby Camden Hills State Park (which is located only two miles northeast of our lavish Camden hotel). Camden Hills State Park is a 5,710-acre natural wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts searching for some of the best hikes in Maine. You’ll discover 25 intertwining hiking trails that meander through lush forestry, including nearly a dozen mountain overlooks. You’ll obtain sweeping views of vast Penobscot Bay and the inland Megunticook Lake from several overlooks. We encourage our adventure-seeking guests to spend an entire day exploring all that Camden Hills State Park has to offer. And remember: there’s nothing better than fresh seafood, award-winning vino, and Jacuzzi tub relaxation following a rewarding day of hiking!

Self-Guided Lighthouse Tour

Self-guided lighthouse tours are unquestionably one of the top things to do in Maine, regardless of the season. Many of the best Midcoast Maine lighthouses are, for obvious reasons, quite busy during summer and autumn. During spring, however, you might have these beauties all to yourselves. Camden Harbour Inn, one of the premier year-round Maine resorts, is within 40 miles of ten lighthouses, including the ever-popular Owls Head, Marshall Point, Rockland Breakwater, and Fort Point. We particularly love Rockland’s lengthy jetty, Owl Head’s surrounding beauty, and Fort Point’s easy access to the nearby state park.

Memorable Maine Getaways to Camden Harbour Inn

things to do in CamdenYes, Camden Harbour Inn is conveniently located near several of the best things to do in Camden (and beyond), but we’re known for our award-winning cuisine, lavish guest suites, and historic charm. Start each day with a steaming cup of freshly-brewed coffee at dawn and a therapeutic bath in your luxurious spa bathroom. After enjoying Camden’s beauty during the daytime on foot or via sailboat, retreat to Camden Harbour Inn for a AAA Four Diamond culinary journey inside Natalie’s dimly-lit, atmospheric dining room. Call us today at 1-800-236-4266 to book a well-deserved springtime escape to scenic Midcoast Maine!

Start Planning a Summertime Wedding in Camden, Maine

camden wedding venueThere’s still time to start planning a picturesque summertime wedding here at Camden Harbour Inn, the premier Camden wedding venue. Unlike most Maine resorts, we provide private ceremony locales, ample reception space, countless photography opportunities, deluxe wedding packages, grand bridal suites, and a kick-start to a Midcoast Maine honeymoon. Our talented, professional wedding staff provides impeccable service, unflinching pampering, and world-class cuisine inside Natalie’s, our AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Keep reading to learn more about our first-rate wedding facilities, services, and packages.

Breathtaking Camden Wedding Venue

camden wedding venueFirst and foremost, we provide eager brides and grooms with a scenic, private ceremony locale on our sizable outdoor patio. Recite your heartfelt vows with our lush surrounding forestry as a backdrop with the soothing sounds of native birds and the smell of the fresh, slightly-salty ocean air as an added bonus. Other on-site possibilities include our great lawn and garden, but you’re also encouraged to choose the ever-popular Camden Harbor Park & Amphitheater. Pose for photos inside our historic estate, in a sailboat, on the harbor’s edge, or at nearby Camden Hills State Park.

An Elegant Reception at Natalie’s

We wouldn’t be the premier Camden wedding venue without our award-winning cuisine at Natalie’s. During the summertime, we can accommodate up to 110 wedding guests with the addition of our mountain-view outdoor seating. Our award-winning staff invites you and your guests to join us on a sophisticated, inventive, and seasonally-inspired culinary journey. The Michelin-trained culinary team here at Natalie’s customizes every wedding reception to suit each couple’s specific tastes and preferred presentation. Some couples wish to be surprised by our award-winning team, while others have particular requirements – both ways are perfectly fine with us! Executive Chefs Chris Long and Shelby Stevens’ utilize modern techniques, European inspiration, and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to please all senses.

Grand Suites

camden wedding venueSpend your first night as a married couple inside one of our three-room Grand Suites, complete with an ultra-comfortable king-sized featherbed, private deck, gleaming fireplaces, Apple iPad, and an Illy espresso machine. The Royal Dutch Suite, in particular, is a popular accommodation among newlyweds because of its lavish bathroom, highlighted by its rain shower, sauna, fireplace, and therapeutic air bath. Remember to browse through our deluxe wedding packages to find one that fills your needs.

Maine Getaways: Start Your Honeymoon in Camden

Start your honeymoon with a quiet morning in beautiful Camden before venturing into our vast wilderness for countless outdoor adventures. Camden Harbour Inn is a short, scenic drive from some of the best Maine lighthouses, breathtaking hiking trails, historic districts, and, of course, Acadia National Park. Camden is also a splendid Midcoast Maine destination for summertime lighthouse and wildlife cruises, sailing adventures, and deep sea fishing excursions. To inquire about our beautiful Camden wedding venue, please dial 1-800-236-4266. If summertime is fully booked, remember that Camden Harbour Inn is also one of the premier four-season Maine luxury resorts – we’ve accommodated a Maine wedding during every season, even winter!

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