Lighthouse... the distant sounds of the
and bell buoys will lull you to sleep in your cozy bed across the
waves... one of the world's most photographed lighthouses is right here
on Cape Neddick!
located in York's village of York Harbor, a summer resort destination
generations, the Inn at Tanglewood Hall provides a relaxing escape with
abundant activities nearby. Every twist and turn, nook and cranny of
the southern Maine coast offers natural beauty and historic charm. We
specialize in helping you plan each and every day of your visit with
detailed maps and suggestions for your explorations and fine dining.
Whether it be driving along scenic Shore Road to the Ogunquit Museum
Art, Perkins Cove, and Marginal Way just a few miles north;
nearby Kittery, Maine's oldest town known
for ship building, colonial architecture, and Forts McClary and Foster;
a jaunt to Kennebunkport's
shops, Walker's Point, the quaint fishing village of Cape Porpoise and
Goose Rocks Beach; wandering historic Portsmouth's cobblestone streets;
or Portland's Cape Elizabeth lighthouses and shores; we can
individually customize your stay in Maine.
Tour York Maine, York Beach Maine, & York Harbor
Maine on the
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Restaurants abound in the York Harbor area.
seafood and lobsters are caught every day off our shores by local
and are served up oceanside in both family style or five star
all along the coastline. And you can find the best Maine Lobster
roll right here in York at the Maine
Lobster Outlet for $9.99! Entertainment continues well into the
various restaurants and clubs in nearby Portsmouth, Ogunquit,
Kennebunkport and Portland. And of course, there's always the prospect
for an adventure at Freeport's L.L. Bean Flagship Store open 24/7.
Seafarers can travel deep into the Atlantic
close in the Harbor and enjoy a fun filled day of Maine fishing, whale
watching, or lighthouse tours. Captains will take you out for a full or
half day. Arrange private charters, or cruise and dine with
of Shoals Steamship Company.
Enjoy sea kayaking and canoeing around the
and harbors and along the York River. Several excursion companies offer
tours, instructions and rentals. Scuba diving equipment for onboard
guided dives is also available for rent. And our area's golf courses
offer a stunning selection of choices.
Museums and historic tours are ongoing
attractions at the Old
York Historical Society. The Strawbery Banke
Museum in Portsmouth
is one of America's finest representations of colonial history with 42
buildings tracing three centuries of our past. In close-by South
Berwick, the Georgian Hamilton House
is a National Historic Landmark located upon a bluff overlooking the
Salmon Falls River, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and
trails. Writer Sarah Orne Jewett's House is nearby. Both are open
to the public. And if your ancestors have
New England roots, our resident genealogist, a double descendant of the
witches of Salem, may help trace your heritage.
America's foremost summer theatre since 1933,
Playhouse features celebrity performers in seasonal
productions. Along with perfoming artists at the Portsmouth Music
Hall, the Seacoast
Repertory Theatre presents a full season of theater
in a converted brewery in Portsmouth, while Prescott Park Arts
offers outdoor theatre, music, jazz, dance, and movies in scenic
oceanside gardens. For an actual operating Portsmouth brewery
tour, visit the Red
Hook Brewery. York Maine offers a variety of special occasions and
events including a Memorial Day parade, Christmas in July at the Nubble
Lighthouse, York Days, Harvestfest, and the Festival of Lights
celebration and parade during the holiday season.
Old York Maine ~1642~ The First City Incorporated
over 300 years of New
heritage when you visit Old York and explore historic
including a colonial tavern, an old jail complete with dungeons and
cells, a riverside estate filled with antiques, and a warehouse once
belonging to patriot John Hancock. Also on site are a nature preserve,
museum shop, colonial gardens and the idyllic George Marshall Store Art Gallery.
York Beaches & Activities: Long Sands
Beach, Short Sands Beach & York Harbor Beach
the Cliff Walk just around the corner from the Inn to the York
Harbor Beach, an intimate horseshoe-shaped beach surrounded by
cliffs and grand Victorian era "cottages". Named as one of
Maine's hidden gem beaches by Downeast Magazine, it is a centuries old
resort destination with an easily accessible bathhouse. Continue
to the Fisherman's Walk along the York River lined with fishing
docks, to the Wiggly Bridge and walk through Steedman Woods Preserve to
quaint village shops and
romantic walks along
nearby York Beach's Long Sands coastline. Short Sands and Cape Neddick
beaches lay just beyond. Watch the sunrise in the early whispers of
dawn or spectacular evening sunsets upon the horizon's edge.
Sands Beach runs parallel to Coastal Route 1A and is nearly 2 miles of
sandy ocean beach with stunning views of the famous Nubble Lighthouse.
Sections of the beach are also popular for surfing. The best swimming
is about the middle of the beach where public restrooms are also
available. Long Sands Beach begins just a short walk from the
Inn. Metered parking is available along the entire beach for $1 an
hour. Short Sands Beach is a mile further north of Long
Sands on Coastal Route 1A. This beach has a higher sand bar and
therefore is better for sunbathing at high tide. Enjoy watching salt
water taffy being made the old fashioned way at the Goldenrod or
play some arcade games at the Fun-O-Rama. York Beach is a traditional
New England beach town and is filled with family activities including
many gift shops, restaurants, and bowling. Also located in the heart of
York Beach is York's
Wild Kingdom and Amusement Park
complete with a full zoo, a petting arena, amusement rides and more.
Numerous sidewalk shops and places to eat are also located in the
park. Summer evenings, local bands and musicians hold free concerts at
the Gazebo by the sea. And do not miss a visit to Brown's Old
Fashioned Ice Cream
by the Nubble Lighthouse, where even the kiddie cone is too big!
Cape Neddick Beach is located on the Shore Road headed
into Ogunquit, Maine. It is a secluded beach that is great for tidal
Sample an endless array of tasty treats at
Kitchen's flagship store located right here in York. Nearby Kittery is
home to more than 120 designer outlet stores. You can shop until you
drop at the Kittery Premium Outlets. Enjoy the fun of shopping
with everyday savings of 20 to 70% off retail prices or visit L.L. Bean
and the outlets of Freeport about an hour's drive away. Barely 15
minutes south, historic Portsmouth features eight blocks of unique
shops, galleries, and boutiques along charming brick-lined streets.
10% on Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Classes during your stay at the