There are so many reasons why people come and visit Midcoast Maine! Families and friends travel here time and time again to immerse themselves in the nostalgic places and traditions they find here. Not to mention, there’s great food, plenty of attractions, and beautiful seaside lodging. For visitors looking to experience one of the best small towns in Maine, Southport is an ideal place to stay. Here are just a few reasons why this historic part of Boothbay Harbor is so beloved.
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Why Southport Is One of the Best Small Towns in Maine
Southport, along the southern Maine coast, is one of the most storied areas in the great state of Maine. English settlers adopted this indispensable part of Midcoast Maine in the 1600s, taking advantage of its bountiful fish harvests. Renamed Boothbay Harbor in 1842, the area maintained its importance as a fishing center. The area boasts its proud traditions and fresh seafood to this day!
The history of Newagen Seaside Inn, a beautiful 20-acre property along Cape Newagen, plays an integral part in the area’s unique personality. This historic inn began welcoming guests in 1816. At this special property, distinguished guests like Frank Sinatra and Maine governors enjoyed sea water baths, fresh fish, and unparalleled views of the Maine ocean. Newagen Seaside Inn remains one of the most prestigious oceanfront resorts on the Maine coast!
Southport is an especially delightful place for those with an appetite! Whether visitors are looking for traditional Maine lobster dishes, juicy steak, or locally sourced haddock, they’ll find a mouthwatering meal here. The Pub at Newagen Seaside Inn is an award-winning oceanfront restaurant with tasty options for everyone. The restaurant’s spacious, airy dining room offers unparalleled views of the Maine ocean, and the Chef’s locally sourced menus offer a variety of upscale entrees. When guests are finished with their meal, they can enjoy a drink on the waterfront deck and relax by the outdoor fireplace!
One of the best places to stay in Maine is right here in Southport. Many visitors love lodging at historic Newagen Seaside Inn so much that they come back for generations! Our stunning property offers a variety of accommodations, including private cottages and traditional guest rooms. No matter which type of space guests choose here, they’ll be surrounded by friendly faces, sprawling green lawns, and gorgeous ocean views. It’s the perfect place to kick back and enjoy an afternoon from the comfort of a lawn chair!
Access to Adventure
Both lounging and adventuring are welcome in Southport. In the area, visitors can kayak, paddleboard, take a sailing course, or simply sit by the sea and take in the view. There’s plenty of access to adventure in the Boothbay Harbor region for those who seek it!
Relax in Southport at Newagen Seaside Inn!
The Bayberry Cottage at Newagen Seaside Inn is a perfect example of beautiful, traditional Maine lodging. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom bungalow features a living room with a sleeper sofa, full kitchen, air conditioning, and full access to the inn’s premium amenities (including gourmet breakfast). Open May through October, this inn is an exceptional place to experience one of the best small towns in Maine!
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