Places to Visit, Places to Stay
For visitors looking for the perfect vacation spot in an extraordinary & historic waterfront town, Castine will exceed their expectations. Those seeking places to stay will find diverse settings and styles: charming cottage rentals, B&Bs with gardens that overlook the harbor, and Victorian hotels with cozy pubs with village charm. Only Castine, with its unique central location in the heart of Maine, combines the coastline with the state’s natural treasures – a vacationer’s dream.
Castine’s Seafaring History
Pristine preservation of 18th and 19th century Georgian, Federal, and Victorian homes complemented by a walkable village of shops, galleries, restaurants, and historic sites is what visitors encounter when they arrive in Castine. Located in the much-loved Downeast Maine’s Acadia region, Castine is a seafaring town canopied under one of the finest stand of elms in New England, and notably named one of the prettiest villages in America. Visitors may also sense from their surroundings that they are in Maine college town. Castine is the proud home of the Maine Maritime Academy, a nationally-recognized college known for training world-class mariners and engineers, scientists and other career professionals.
Things to Do, Sights to See
Castine provides visitors with the very best of the Maine experience. Because the region represents a union of the coast and inland, where the natural beauty of the woodlands gives way to rolling hills that lead to the harbor, it is unequaled in its opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. From golf and tennis to sailing and kayaking, hiking to our historic Dyce Head Light, visiting a historic museum, seaside dining in the salt air, to listening to the concerts on the town pier, visitors of all ages will have a memorable family vacation or private getaway in Castine, Maine – Under The Elms And By The Sea.
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Our Calendar of Events has things to do all year long in Castine.