Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


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Cape Elizabeth

Extending 12 miles into open ocean, rimmed by craggy shores and sandy beaches, Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to spectacular Casco Bay. An affluent area filled with rich history and striking scenery, Cape Elizabeth is admired for its rolling hills and Colonial-style homes. It is also recognized for its commitment to the preservation of open space and abundance of trails: it’s Greenbelt Plan has become an integral component of the community's character.

Essential Shoreline Stops

Visitors will find the several state parks that adorn the coastline essential stops. At Two Lights, those looking for lighthouses will be bowled over by the views. (Edward Hopper's celebrated painting, "Lighthouse Hill" showing Cape Elizabeth Light at Two Lights, is part of the collection of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Fort Williams is also here, with its beautiful, historic ruins, and one of the best-known lighthouses in Maine and America: Portland Head Light. Crescent Beach State Park is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth as well.

Great Pond, with its scenic landscape, is a more hidden gem, and the town’s largest wetland where the public can enjoy fishing and fowling, or admire the natural beauty of the wooded fields and beaver lodges constructed along the pond. Complete your tour at Spurwink Church, a cherished historic church and burial ground.

Savor Sand & Spa

The region’s best dining can be found conveniently close to the shore in Cape Elizabeth. Whether you’re looking for traditional beach fare – think French fries, burgers, and the like – or more traditional fine dining, you won’t be disappointed. Coastal luxury typifies some of the town’s restaurants and full service spas, perfect for completing an authentic Maine visit seaside.

Local Buzz

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first winner of the Women's Olympic Marathon was raised in Cape Elizabeth and graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School. She founded the renowned Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race which takes place in Cape Elizabeth, where top international athletes compete each year. 



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