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Scarborough

Scarborough, once known as "Owascoag,” or the "place of much grass,” is as appealing as the name implies. Located approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland, Scarborough offers the lovely rocky coastline made famous by local artist, Winslow Homer. Here, gentle marshes turn slowly into sandy beaches, and boardwalks provide walking tourists a place to slow down and enjoy the scenery.


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The Scarborough shoreline is a nice place to take a refreshing dip on hot summer days, and area beaches provide the perfect access. Scarborough Beach State Park and Higgins Beach are both great places to spend an afternoon, and unlike much of Maine’s coastline, these beaches are covered in soft, comfortable sand. Pine Point Beach extends for four scenic miles along Saco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, from the jetty at the mouth of the Scarborough River to Old Orchard Beach, where there's plenty of room to spread out on the shore.

At the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour of Maine's largest salt marsh, on foot or by canoe, to get a close-up view of its bountiful birdlife. Another special stop on your journey, Wassamki Springs, features a one mile sandy beach on a 30 acre private lake, with camping facilities. There’s also opportunities for golfers at the 203-acre Nonesuch River Golf Course, and visitors will find the lushly landscaped and majestic cliffs of the Black Point Inn, located at the tip of Prouts Neck, irresistible.

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Prouts Neck, a peninsula which juts out from Scarborough, is known for being the home of the artist Winslow Homer’s studio, which overlooks Cannon Rock. The restored property, now owned by the Portland Museum of Art, is a National Historic Landmark and is open for tours during the summer and fall seasons.


 

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