Things to Do

Our seven-mile long stretch of wide sandy beach is understandably the major attraction. But when visiting Old Orchard Beach there is a full range of things available to see and do in and around the Old Orchard Beach area.

All of the activities and sightseeing opportunities listed below with an R prior to the name are activities or things to see available year round. Many of these also make great “rainy-day” activities during the summer season.


Amusement parks

Palace Playland

New England’s only beachfront amusement park. Giant arcade, beautiful carousel, Kiddieland. Gondola Ferris Wheel and Galaxi Coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks every Thursday night by the Pier, Old Orchard Beach. 934-2001.

Funtown/Splashtown U.S.A.

Family amusement and waterpark. Home of Excalibur, Maine’s only wooden roller coaster ranked one of the top ten in the world. Voted one of the cleanest parks in America and offers many rides, slides, pools, giftshops, games, arcades and eating facilities. Open weekends May and Sept. Daily starting early June. Free parking. Unlimited ride pass, slide pass or combination pass, group rates. Route 1, Saco, 284-5139.

Maine Indoor Karting

Maine’s only premier indoor formula karting course. State of the art track. We also offer indoor mini golf and a cafe. Everyday is family day at Maine Indoor Karting. Scarborough, ME.

beach gear rentals

Fun and Sun Rentals, LLC

Call for Delivery! – 207-730-1926

Saco Bay Beach Gear Rentals

15 Casco Ave, Ocean Park. 1-978-897-2755

mini golf

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

36 holes of championship mini golf within walking distance of the beach. 70 First St., Old Orchard Beach, 934-5086.

Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park

Miniature golf, plus driving range, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook. 854-9463


Canoe & Kayak Tours/Rentals

Bare Knee Point Kayak Rentals, Inc.

Saco River Kayak Tours. We always paddle with the flow! 45 Camp Ellis Avenue, Saco, Maine. 207-283-4455

Fun and Sun Rentals, LLC

Rent single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks delivered to you at the beach. Call for delivery 207-730-1926.

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center – Canoe Tours and Trips. Maine’s largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and unexpected wildlife sightings. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 883-5100


ocean and rec

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Windfall Rafting

Whitewater raft with Windfall Rafting! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of dropping into a wall of water in a Windfall raft. For a fraction of a second, your boat pauses on the crest of the wave, then plunges downward into the cool, foamy spray of the river’s wildest water. The only question is what’s running faster: the river itself, or your pulse? Windfall is committed to providing our guests with safe, quality equipment for all their activities. Whether it be paintball, rafting, climbing, or anything else; you can expect professional gear and service. You can expect your guide to run a safe boat too. Our team knows the river, knows their equipment and knows how to show you a great time! 1-800-683-2009.

Rippin’ Lips Charters

Enjoy the fun of recreational and offshore fishing in Maine with Capt. Jim Bollinger. Capt. Jim is an avid outdoorsman who has been fishing Maine’s coastal waters for over 15 years. His experience and passion for fishing will ensure you have a fun and memorable Maine fishing experience. Rippin’ Lips Charters offers full-day and half-day recreational fishing trips for striped bass, bluefish and mackerel on the famous Saco River, just 3 miles from Old Orchard Beach. We also offer full day offshore trips for sharks and ground fish such as cod, haddock and wolfish. Also… 2-hour “Fish Lips” Kids Trips, designed around the young angler. Catch fish and come see sea creatures including crabs, starfish and seals. We will pull lobster traps and discover what’s inside! 207-499-7474, cell: 207-229-3845.

Seafare Charters

We offer low rates for private fishing charters. Enjoy our 23’ center console fishing boat while fishing for striped bass, bluefish and mackerel on the famous Saco River. Experience the fun of watching us pull up 5 to 10 lobster traps in which you may even win some fresh caught Maine lobster. Possible sightings of harbor seals, crabs and starfish. We supply all bait, tackle, bug spray, sunscreen and bottled water. Call us at 207-468-1485 or visit our website link for more details.





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