DescriptionOld Orchard Beach, one of the oldest seashore resorts in Maine, boasts a 7-mile strip of white sand coastline. The low surf makes the area a favorite spot for swimming. Recreational pastimes include golf, tennis and deep-sea fishing. There are amusement parks and arcades in town. Automobile races take place May through September at nearby Beech Ridge Motor Speedway; phone (207) 885-5800. In summer there's harness racing at Scarborough Downs, 7 miles north of town; phone (207) 883-4331.
Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.
InfoOfficeOld Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce 11 First St. Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064. Phone:(207)934-2500
Attraction PlaceHoldersPalace Playland Amusement Park