Welcome to Biddeford Pool
Beachfront village with small-town amenities
Lying south of bustling Portland along the banks of Saco River, the resort community of Biddeford Pool is one of Maine’s best-kept secrets. Year-round residents cherish its treasures, including the area’s pristine, sandy beaches. First settled in the early 1600s, Biddeford Pool’s proximity to larger Biddeford allows residents access to shared amenities and conveniences while rolling hillsides dotted with horse farms and lush pastures maintain the community’s rural tranquility.
Biddeford Pool, the lagoon for which the community earns its name, is a popular spot for kayakers. Locals relax along the coastline, ride bikes through town, and lounge on their front porches as they soak up stunning Atlantic sunrises. Here, housing stock predominantly consists of gorgeous cottages built upon beachfront lots, offering picturesque ocean views and instant access to the beach.
What to Love
- Enviable privacy in an intimate community
- Easily accessible and located forty minutes from the airport
- Coastal breezes and stunning North Atlantic scenery
Convenient beach living makes Biddeford Pool desirable for out-of-state vacationers and year-round residents. A darling village, you won’t find imposing hotels or other big city markers in Biddeford Pool — if you’re looking for seafood, fresh groceries, and great picnic spots while listening to the crash and fall of waves onshore, this is the right place to be.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In Biddeford Pool, Pool Lobster at Goldthwaites is a remarkable seafood market with outdoor seating. Try Elda downtown to satisfy your cravings with squid or crab dishes. At Palace Diner, guests can enjoy classic comfort food for breakfast and lunch. For handmade jewelry, look no further than Cat Bates Jewelry, which specializes in bracelets, rings, and necklaces for handmade jewelry.
Things to Do
Fortunes Rocks Beach is a two-mile sandy stretch extending from Biddeford Pool to Fortunes Rocks. This has become a popular spot for swimmers, kayakers, body surfers, and joggers taking it slowly along the fine sands, while Middle Beach is popular with pet owners and bikers or all who want to relax in the sun and read a book.
The East Point Sanctuary is devoted to preserving Biddeford Pool, a wonderland open space sweeping into the ocean with breathtaking views that include an island and lighthouse in the distance. Locals love to take short walks across the beautiful trail, fish in the water and listen to the chirping of birds above. St. Brendan’s Chapel hosts Sunday morning services and has served the community for over a century.
Bring out your bike for a ride along Ocean Avenue, or walk the lush grounds of the Abenakee Club, offering a Lester George-designed nine-hole golf course surrounded by coastal serenity.
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