Camp Ellis, Maine

3 Bedroom Cottage on quiet street near beach


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Places of Interest in Camp Ellis (and very close by)


Take a walk from the cottage right down to the pier and board on Captain John's Island Prince.  Take a cruise around Biddleford Pool, Old Orchard.  Maybe go on a fishing expedition or even a private charter.  A great way to spend a day right out of Camp Ellis


Want the freshest Lobster around?
Head over to the Fishin Optician on Eastern Ave. 
You wont get them any fresher than with Dean. 
They open around 4pm until 6pm. 
Very friendly people and let them you saw it here on



We have been going to Camp Ellis for over 15 years.  One of the best times we have spent (other than on the beach), is with Captain John on a 2 hour cruise out of the Saco River and into the Saco Bay area.  Climb aboard his 37ft yact.  Only a maximum of 6 passengers can be accomodated.  Captain John is very knowledgable on the history of the area and gives a great tour.  We cant say enough about him.  His cruises run several times a day from morning until early evening.  

Call him at 207-  



Love fried clams?  Well, Huot's maybe for you.  A family restaurant open during the summer and weekends in spring and up to Columbus Day.  Eat in or take out.  An area favorite


After you go grocery shopping, you may not even have to leave Camp Ellis for the rest of your vacation if you don't want to.  The General Store is only a 2 minute walk from our cottage.  From milk and bread to wine and beer.  Hungry for a lobster but dont want to cook?  Buy them at the General Store and they will cook them for you to bring home.  Also features a small restaurant as well. 


Garsides is about a mile out of Camp Ellis on Ferry Rd, but we had to list it here because for us and so many people that have stayed in our cottage, this has become an annual visit.  Homemade ice cream.  Some of the creamiest ice cream we have ever tasted. 






SACO DRIVE-IN - Rte 1 in Saco

When was the last time you were at a drive-in? Many states these are near extinction. CT only has 1 left. Well, a 10 minute drive from our cottage will bring you to the entrance of the second oldest drive-in in operation in the entire United States. built back in the 1930s.

It is a great wonderul event that few can even experience any more. The concession stand is just like the ones you may remember back in the 1960s. family owned and operated. This has become "must do" annual event for many of our renters. Highly recommended.


SACO CINEMA'S - Rte 1 in Saco

MAINE MALL CINEMAS - Maine Mall Road, South Portland

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - worth the trip, take !-95 south over the bridge into historic Portsmouth. See the STRAWBERRY BANKE, shop the streets of the historic city, cruise the harbor, and dine in some of the finest seafood restaurants in the north.
KENNEBUNK - drive south on !-95 and exit into Kennebunk for a pleasant shopping surprise, fine food in the many waterfront restaurants, our favorite is the ARUNDEL WHARF, and make sure you take the TROLLEY around the township and along the ocean past the BUSH ESTATE and some of the largest homes in Maine, parking is a premium so get there early

BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY - racing every Saturday night. Holmes Road, Scarborough.

CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF MAINE - interactive science exhibits, space shuttle, camera obscura, theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free St. Portland 828-1234

CHILDRENS THEATER OF MAINE - live theater for adults and children. 765 Main St., Westbrook, 874-0371

CITY THEATER - theatrical productions, 205 Main St, Biddeford. 282-0849.

FERRY BEACH STATE PARK - 117 acres of beach and nature trails, off Rt. #9 in Saco, 283-0067.

FUNTOWN USA - family amusement park, 14 major rides, new roller coaster, Grand Prix racers, gift shop, baseball hitting cage, unlimited ride pass available, free parking, picnic area, group rates, Rt. #1, Saco

SCARBOROUGH MARSH NATURE CENTER - unexpected wildlife sightings, exhibits, 883-5100


BIDDEFORD & SACO COUNTRY CLUB - 18 holes, par 70.
101 Old Orchard Road, Saco

OLD ORCHARD BEACH COUNTRY CLUB - new 18 hole course, par 72 old 9 hole course in front, Rt. #98 towards Cascades,

WILLOWDALE GOLF CLUB - 18 holes, par 70, north on Rt. #1,


Just a Buck: Everything in this store is $1.00. on a rainy day, head down to the Hannaford mall on Main street in Saco and this store is on the far left. Many souveniers for those visiting maine and other things. Renters have commented that they have been to many dollar stores around New England, and not one comes close to this store.

MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM - Historic shipyard site and Maritime History building on the Kenebec River. 243 Washington St. Bath

CASCADES FLEA MARKET - held each weekend on the Cascade Road in Old Orchard Beach, very popular, go early or expect large crowds.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY - features historical memorabilia since the 17th century, Portland Ave, OOB 934-9319

OLDE PORT MARINER FLEET - whale watching and seal harbor cruises, deep sea fishing. Commercial St., Portland.

PEGASUS & PORPOISE - deep sea fishing from Camp Ellis pier

PORTLAND HEADLIGHT & MUSEUM - Maine's oldest lighthouse commissioned by Geo. Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Ft. Williams State Park. Large grounds, old forts, picnic tables galore, small beach, walking trails, wonderful scenery, take Shore Road north off Rt. #77 in Cape Elizabeth

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART - 7 Congress St. in Portland, one of Maines most interesting cities with cobblestone roads, fine restaurants, and a haven for shopping, make it a MUST to drive around the northern and southern parts of the city facing the airport to the south and ocean on the north with its many fine homes and columned mansions.

PORTLAND SEA DOGS BASEBALL farm team of the Fla. Marlins, Hadlock Field, Portland.

PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - concerts year round, special events, 30 Myrtle St., Portland.

PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDRENS ROOM - story telling and entertainment for children, 5 Monument Sq. Portland,

RACHEL CARSON WILDLIFE REFUGE - open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self guided tours, Rt. #1 to Wells, east on Rt. #9.

SACO BAY SAILING - 14 Beach St., Camp Ellis, Saco


-Rte 95 to exit 36 (Saco, Old Orchard Beach)
- Take first exit after toll booth (Industrial Rd)
- Take left at end of exit onto Industrial
- Follow to end (aprx 1 mile) and take left at light onto North Street)
- Continue South on North Street apx 2 mile until intersection with route 1
- At that light, continue straight (turns into Ferry Rd) and large white church will be on left corner.


Email: Camp Ellis Beach