New England has so many nooks and crannies. One such hidden gem is Higgins Beach on the Maine coast. The perfect location for a long weekend: in the summer it is a beautiful beachfront community and in the fall it is a relaxing seaside getaway. Let’s head to Higgins Beach!
Where to Stay
The place to stay on Higgins Beach is the Higgins Beach Inn. Just steps from the beach and only 20 minutes south of Portland, the recently renovated Inn is a convenient, stylish choice. With bright, coastal themed rooms and new modern bathrooms, the hotel has everything you need for a beautiful beach weekend.
And when you wake up the next morning you can start your day right with a tasty breakfast in the restaurant downstairs. The menu gets the job done, go for an omelet or some eggs benedict and a side of hash.
The friendly staff, the comfortable rooms and the delightful restaurant, all paired with the impeccable location makes for a wonderful weekend away at the Higgins Beach Inn
What to Do
Well if you are lucky enough to visit the town in the summer, you have to go to the beach. It is seriously just a 2-minute walk down the road!
And no matter what the weather, you should take a quick spin up to Portland and stroll around downtown. Or head to one of the many local breweries to taste the location flavors!
And when you start to get a little hangry, head back down the coast to Prout’s Neck to enjoy a nice meal at the Inn’s sister hotel, the Black Point Inn. Snag a seat outside to enjoy some cocktails as well as some fresh seafood!
When to Go
The Maine line is a good choice anytime of year, as long as you are prepared. In the summer be prepared for crowded beaches and lines at all the lobster shacks, in the fall bring a jacket and in the winter, bring the ski boots! As long as you know what you are getting yourself into you’ll have a fantastic time! And an insider’s secret is that the shoulder season is often your best bet, September and October have the most consistent number of sunny days and all the crowds are gone. You may need a sweatshirt if you want to hang out at the beach, but that ocean air is just as refreshing!
Just about 2 hours from Boston and 20 minutes from Portland, Higgins Beach and Prout’s Neck are just far enough away to clear your head, but not too far that you can’t do it in a weekend! So take a nice drive up the coast and relax in “vacationland”!