The Best Spots for Great Travel Photos in Southern Maine

The Best Spots for Great Travel Photos in Southern Maine

Christine Trant
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I will be perfectly honest, I am entirely biased about Southern Maine. My husband's family has been visiting the area for generations so I knew it was an important day when he wanted to show me around his favorite small town. We later got engaged at Nubble Light in York and selected a wedding venue with a view of that same lighthouse. 

Now that we are back living in New England, we have visited many of the adorable coastal towns of Southern Maine. I love a good weekend road trip! 

Southern Maine is awash with beautiful spots: coastal views, quaint seaside towns, spring blooms, and fall foliage. Here are my top spots for great travel photos (and a great time!) in Southern Maine: 

Nubble Light

Christine Dore Trant at Nubble Light in York, ME

Nubble Light in York, ME at sunset

Nubble Light in York, ME in the evening

Nubble Light in York, ME in the winter

Viewed from Sohier Park immediately across the water from Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light or a little farther down the coast (like these shots from the lawn of the nearby Viewpoint Hotel), this lighthouse is a quintessential spot for a fabulous travel shot of Southern Maine!

Wiggly Bridge

Wiggly Bridge in York, ME

Christine Dore Trant on Wiggly Bridge in York, ME

Wiggly Bridge is such a staple of York, Maine that the local distillery (and one of our favorite watering holes) is named after it! Located in Steedman Woods, this suspension bridge crossing York River is part of a pleasant and gentle 1.4-mile walking path. 

Visit in early October for peak foliage photos!

Long Sands Beach

Daisy Trant on Long Sands Beach in York, ME

York, Maine has two beaches, aptly named Long Sands and Short Sands. Long Sands is a bit farther away from the cute downtown area (but still walkable) and is, well, longer than downtown York's Short Sands Beach. 

In the off-season, bring your pup for an epic game of fetch! 

Marginal Way

Marginal Way between Wells and Ogunquit, Maine

Marginal Way bench between Wells, ME and Ogunquit, ME

View from the Marginal Way Path between Wells, ME and Ogunquit, ME

Rocky Beach near the Marginal Way walk between Wells, ME and Ogunquit, ME

The Marginal Way is a 1.25-mile paved walk along the shoreline between Wells and Ogunquit, Maine near Perkins Cove. The walk offers incredible vistas. Expect the path to take you far longer than 25 minutes or so it might take you to usually walk that distance, you will stop and stare at the views around every bend! 

Perkins Cove

Perkins Cove in Southern Maine

Ships in Perkins Cove in Southern Maine

Perkins Cove is an adorable little inlet in Ogunquit, Maine full of shops, restaurants, and fishing boats. 

Downtown Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport, Maine

Downtown Kennebunkport, Maine on the water of Southern Maine

Picturesque Southern Maine heavily influenced my Coastal New England collection. I just love this area! If you take your own adventure to the quaint towns of Southern Maine, please share your awesome travel pics with me by tagging me (@christinedtrant) on Instagram! 

Related Artwork:

Waves Against a Rocky Shore

Waves Against a Rocky Shore

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Tacking Gracefully

Tacking Gracefully

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