Maine offers some of the most dramatic coastline in all of North America. From rocky cliffs to sandy beaches, Maine's diversity is spectacular and unspoiled. Only hours from the major metropolitan areas of New England, you can enjoy all the vastness and tranquility that only oceanfront living can offer for prices that are still affordable, especially compared to other parts of the country.
Coastal Maine real estate varies dramatically in price and location throughout the state. Whether you are interested in ocean front, ocean view or simply ocean access, the possibilities are endless. Sailing, fishing, swimming and much more are available to you. Smell the salt air, enjoy the surf, live the dream!
Tools to Assist your Waterfront Real Estate Search
Use our experience to your advantage. We've designed specialized services to assist people in fulfilling their dream of owning a piece of Maine's vacationland. To familiarize yourself with the area, use the coastal maps below.
When you're ready, we can customize a search for you that will focus only on those properties that meet your requirements. You can be confident that you will have all the information necessary to make an intelligent decision. Simply give us a call or use our Property Search to get the process started.
The Northern Region
The North Coast's geographical diversity is something to be marveled at and explored. In Cobscook Bay State Park tides are dramatic and awe-inspiring. The hundreds of coves and harbors found in the area are easy to fall in love with, while the jagged cliffs that stretch from the sea to the sky capture the rugged beauty of Maine.
Extending from the Freeport area to Penobscot Bay, the Mid Coast is an idyllic region of rocky inlets, lighthouses, fishing ports, and rugged islands where visitors can explore the coastline, dine on fresh lobster, and rest in a comfortable inn. Well-known communities include Boothbay Harbor, Monhegan Island, Vinalhaven, Rockland, Camden, and Bath.
Greater Portland, a four-season destination in southern Maine, offers scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and a wealth of historic and cultural attractions. Maine’s metropolitan area sits right on lovely Casco Bay, a gateway to historic forts and lighthouses. Day and night, Portland’s bustling waterfront is alive with activity and people.
Breathtaking coastal scenery, broad beaches of pure white sand, and quaint, picturesque New England villages mark the Southern Maine Coast. This part of Maine includes the historic coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach.
What is considered a shoreland in Maine is important when you are thinking about long-term options for your property.
All land within 250 feet of the highwater line of any pond over 10 acres, any river that drains at least 25 square miles and all tidal water and saltwater marshes
All land with 250 feet of a freshwater wetland over 10 acres.
All land within 75 feet of streams that are outlet of great ponds or streams below the confluence of 2 perennial streams.
Real Estate Values Although not true in all cases, real estate prices tend to be less expensive the farther up the Maine coastline you go and the farther inland you travel.
Maine has long been a destination for second homes either along the coast or one of our beautiful lakes or rivers.
Following several years of depressed pricing, the market is improving and it appears to be a good time to make a purchase.
Customize Your Search
Our home search is very easy to use. Select your price range, location, waterfront type & home style. Receive email updates of all matching properties. You will have access to all properties for sale in the Maine MLS.
Why Use a Buyer's Agent
By retaining the services of a qualified and professional Buyer's Agent, you have access to equal representation in the real estate transaction.
If you are thinking of buying a home, or are in the process of buying one, you can't afford to do it alone.
Local knowledge can be hard to come by. While the Internet can be a good place to begin your search, there is no substitue for hands-on experience in the local market.