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Patrick’s Summer Guidebook

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Patrick’s Summer Guidebook

Food scene
There are 2 Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove. The first one you pass on the way to Perkins cove has a la carte dining and $15 parking. I would recommend going to the second option with free valet parking, food ordered at the counter, and AMAZING rum punches ordered at the table from a server. The views are awesome and the laid back ambiance is fantastic for couples or the whole family. You could get a cracked lobster or keep it affordable with a solid $7 cheeseburger.
Barnacle Billy's
50 Perkins Cove Road
There are 2 Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove. The first one you pass on the way to Perkins cove has a la carte dining and $15 parking. I would recommend going to the second option with free valet parking, food ordered at the counter, and AMAZING rum punches ordered at the table from a server. The views are awesome and the laid back ambiance is fantastic for couples or the whole family. You could get a cracked lobster or keep it affordable with a solid $7 cheeseburger.
Super family friendly place to bring large groups. Lobster, fried seafood, burgers and dogs are reasonably priced. There are picnic tables as well as bocce courts, horseshoes, darts and bean bag toss. Your kids can make friends while the adults sip on rum punches.
Lobster in The Rough
1000 US-1
Super family friendly place to bring large groups. Lobster, fried seafood, burgers and dogs are reasonably priced. There are picnic tables as well as bocce courts, horseshoes, darts and bean bag toss. Your kids can make friends while the adults sip on rum punches.
Great food on the beach. A little pricier than Oceanside or General Store but a nice change from all the fried food.
Stone's Throw
Great food on the beach. A little pricier than Oceanside or General Store but a nice change from all the fried food.
Great food and great views if you find yourself in Kittery.
Robert's Maine Grill
Great food and great views if you find yourself in Kittery.
The best breakfast sandwich in York, in my opinion. They are made on homemade biscuits. The kids will also love the freshly made beignets.
St. Joe's Coffee
449 US-1
The best breakfast sandwich in York, in my opinion. They are made on homemade biscuits. The kids will also love the freshly made beignets.
They serve great breakfast sandwiches on a grilled bulky roll. They have solid ice coffee, beer/wine, and any last minute provisions you may need. It's an easy place to get pizza and other family friendly food.
Long Sands General Store
121 Long Beach Avenue
They serve great breakfast sandwiches on a grilled bulky roll. They have solid ice coffee, beer/wine, and any last minute provisions you may need. It's an easy place to get pizza and other family friendly food.
A local favorite! It's a warm setting with great service and a great menu. Sometime greatness comes at a cost though, so you need to get there early or wait for a table. There is room to stand behind the bar and order a drink while you wait.
The Central Restaurant & Bar
127 Long Sands Road
A local favorite! It's a warm setting with great service and a great menu. Sometime greatness comes at a cost though, so you need to get there early or wait for a table. There is room to stand behind the bar and order a drink while you wait.
Sightseeing
Not only does this cove have great dining and quaint shops and a small drawbridge (you may be asked to raise), it is the beginning of the Marginal Way (a beautiful cliff walk that leads to views of Ogunquit beach). If you go to the free valet lot of Barnacle Billy's and have lunch there, you can get away with leaving your car for a bit longer and walk the Marginal Way . It starts from the Billy's valet parking lot.
Perkins Cove
Not only does this cove have great dining and quaint shops and a small drawbridge (you may be asked to raise), it is the beginning of the Marginal Way (a beautiful cliff walk that leads to views of Ogunquit beach). If you go to the free valet lot of Barnacle Billy's and have lunch there, you can get away with leaving your car for a bit longer and walk the Marginal Way . It starts from the Billy's valet parking lot.
This is an awesome seacoast city about a 15 minute drive from York. There is plenty of public parking and a lot to do. Year-round there is great shopping and eating.
Portsmouth
This is an awesome seacoast city about a 15 minute drive from York. There is plenty of public parking and a lot to do. Year-round there is great shopping and eating.
This quaint town has great restaurants and shopping. Definitely worth a visit.
Ogunquit
This quaint town has great restaurants and shopping. Definitely worth a visit.
I believe this is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine. It is a picturesque light house. It's a reasonable walk or a short ride from Long or Short Sands beach. It sits on a little island or "nub" at the end of Cape Neddick and thats how it gets it's name.
Nubble Lighthouse
Sohier Park Road
I believe this is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine. It is a picturesque light house. It's a reasonable walk or a short ride from Long or Short Sands beach. It sits on a little island or "nub" at the end of Cape Neddick and thats how it gets it's name.
This a beautiful walk between Perkins Cove and (almost downtown) Ogunquit. The other endpoint is the Anchorage by the Sea hotel in Ogunquit. I recommend visiting the Surf Point 360 restaurant/bar for great views of Ogunquit beach.
Marginal Way
This a beautiful walk between Perkins Cove and (almost downtown) Ogunquit. The other endpoint is the Anchorage by the Sea hotel in Ogunquit. I recommend visiting the Surf Point 360 restaurant/bar for great views of Ogunquit beach.
Beach
Awesome small beach with lots to do off the sand. There is an arcade and a strip of shops offering ice cream, coffee, candy, and food. Also, York's Wild Kingdom is an easy walk from here.
Short Sands
Awesome small beach with lots to do off the sand. There is an arcade and a strip of shops offering ice cream, coffee, candy, and food. Also, York's Wild Kingdom is an easy walk from here.
This is a great place to rent a wetsuit, bodyboard, surfboard, or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) for your visit. I would recommend buying a legit bodyboard for yourself or your kids here. There is a huge difference between the real deal and the cheap ones for $10. There is almost no difference in price compared to larger shops or the internet and you're supporting a local business. I would highly recommend surf lessons for anyone interested. Get out there and try it, SAFELY, with an instructor.
Liquid Dreams Surf Shop
171 Long Beach Ave
This is a great place to rent a wetsuit, bodyboard, surfboard, or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) for your visit. I would recommend buying a legit bodyboard for yourself or your kids here. There is a huge difference between the real deal and the cheap ones for $10. There is almost no difference in price compared to larger shops or the internet and you're supporting a local business. I would highly recommend surf lessons for anyone interested. Get out there and try it, SAFELY, with an instructor.
Amusement Park
This is a great place to bring little kids under 10 years old. It is a perfect place to see your 4 year old go on a ride, confidently, by themselves. Most of the rides are geared towards very young children, but older kids might like the super slide, arcade, scrambler, and go-karts.
York's Wild Kingdom
1 Animal Park Road
This is a great place to bring little kids under 10 years old. It is a perfect place to see your 4 year old go on a ride, confidently, by themselves. Most of the rides are geared towards very young children, but older kids might like the super slide, arcade, scrambler, and go-karts.
This is a pretty cool ropes/adventure course for the older kids and adults.
Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course
This is a pretty cool ropes/adventure course for the older kids and adults.
Shopping
Go to Kittery to find the Kittery Trading Post, outlet shopping and good restaurants.
Kittery
Go to Kittery to find the Kittery Trading Post, outlet shopping and good restaurants.
Golf
The Ledges Golf Club located in York Maine offers the most memorable public golf experience in the seacoast where you are surrounded by ledge outcroppings, championship greens and wild life.
The Ledges Golf Club
1 Ledges Drive
The Ledges Golf Club located in York Maine offers the most memorable public golf experience in the seacoast where you are surrounded by ledge outcroppings, championship greens and wild life.
Microbrewery/Distillery
If this category speaks to you, check this place out.
York Beach Beer Company
33 Railroad Avenue
If this category speaks to you, check this place out.
They sell local spirits and have free tastings for walk-ins. Be sure to tip your server. This is the smaller venue of the two. There is a larger tasting room on Route 1 if you have a large group going in.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Beach
19 Railroad Ave
They sell local spirits and have free tastings for walk-ins. Be sure to tip your server. This is the smaller venue of the two. There is a larger tasting room on Route 1 if you have a large group going in.