Downeast Maine Community Named One of the Best Quiet Beach Towns in America
A town in the far reaches of Downeast Maine is getting the national attention it rightfully deserves.
Found right on the coast and close to a handful of Canadian islands, Lubec is a true Maine throwback. The small town has a population of a little over 1,200 people. In fact, there are probably more puffins than humans. However, that's exactly the kind of town that this article was in search of. A quiet town that brims with beauty and mystique.
Lubec is pure Maine. It features the stunning Quoddy Head State Park, which is actually the nation's easternmost continental point of land. Included in the park are the iconic West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, incredible hikes, and some of the best views you will find in the state. And, being a coastal town, you could probably guess a plentiful amount of fresh seafood and other delights can easily be found.
It's also remote enough that it's not going to attract massive amounts of tourists, especially from the states. The majority of vacationers will get swamped up in Portland, the Midcoast, and Bar Harbor. Many have probably never even heard of this perfect little hamlet.
But don't just take my word for it. Here's some of what Pure Wow had to say about choosing Lubec.
Located right near the Canadian border, this Maine beach town boasts 97 miles of shoreline, two lighthouses and a downtown peppered with Greek Revival-style buildings. Plus, it’s a hop, skip and a jump across the border to Campobello Island, the site of a former Roosevelt summer home that's now a national park.
Honestly, what isn't to love about this perfect little parcel of Maine?
If a nice, quiet seaside retreat is what you are looking for in a vacation, then Lubec should certainly be considered. Clearly an easy choice for Pure Wow to include on the list.
As for the rest of the quiet beach towns featured, you can see the entire list from Pure Wow here.