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.
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.
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
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
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