East Boothbay/Ocean Point, Maine

Community Information

East Boothbay:

Is a seaside village dominated by the water- Linekin Bay, the Mill Pond and the Damariscotta River. In times past it was a carrying place for boats heading in and out of the Damariscotta, wanting to avoid the long trip around Ocean Point. Boatyards that attract clients from around the world still build one-of-a-kind Boats, as they have for hundreds of years. Neat house, many, little changes since the 1800's, hug the shore. In the broad, sheltered waters Linekin Bay mix with pleasure craft and kids and dogs jump off the town float. Artists' studios and restaurants complement the marine businesses in this beautiful and peaceful corner of our region.

Boothbay Shores, King Phillips Trail, Little River, and Glen Cove:

Located south of the village of east Rte. 96, about halfway down Linekin Neck, this area is an isolated network of quiet, narrow roads and cool cottages, some over hung by tall trees, others perched on the steep rocky banks of the Little River or the Damariscotta River. A world unto itself, this is a great place to walk, ride bicycles, watch the surf crashing on the ledges, and poke among the seaweed and driftwood.

Grimes Cove:
Is a favorite place of locals and visitors alike. This sheltered cove at the tip of Ocean Point has a coarse sand beach that is exposed at half tide. Here, people and their dogs swim and poke around the seaweed, catch some sun, or explore the ledges and tidal pools. It is common to see kayakers and divers setting out from Grimes Cove.

Ocean Point:
Is bounded by Linekin Bay, the Damariscotta River, and the Atlantic Ocean. From almost everywhere along the shore are sweeping views of islands and lighthouses. The sunsets are spectacular, the rock ledges and tidal pools off the point are a great place to explore, and the ocean views "the most scenic spot in New England" according to a 1993 poll taken by the Boston Globe. The Ocean Point Colony was first established in 1876 and continues to be a welcome retreat from the noise and stress of everyday life.

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