Old Orchard Beach is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 8,856. Located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, the town is a popular summer beach destination, with an amusement park (including a large seaside ferris wheel). The downtown contains many tourist-oriented businesses, including clam shacks and t-shirt shops. A wooden pier on the beach contains many other tourist business, including a variety of souvenir shops. The beach stretching away from the downtown is lined with many beach residential properties and condominiums.
Web Sites and Links
Old Orchard Beach Chamber of CommerceFeatures vacation information, including oceanfront lodging, dining, beaches, area attractions, maps, and recreation.
Palace PlaylandBeachfront amusement park. Includes an operating schedule, with maps and directions. Information on featured attractions. Ticket information; group outings, corporate discounts.
Town of Old Orchard BeachInformation pertaining to municipal services, fire and police departments, library, the community, and annual events.