If you’re planning an adventure-filled getaway to this uncrowded region and looking for an unforgettable stay near activities on both land and water, look no further than our Phippsburg, Maine vacation rentals. Wild and beautiful with picturesque mountain-meets-ocean landscape, these Maine vacation rentals are an idyllic destination for vacationers of all ages.
Where is Phippsburg, Maine?
Located in Southern Maine, Phippsburg is located on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, about 94 miles from New Hampshire's border. It's part of the Portland metropolitan area that stretches 60 miles from Biddeford in the south to West Bath in the north.
Things to Do in Phippsburg
With its unique geography of pristine coastline abutting deciduous and evergreen mixed forest, our Phippsburg, Maine vacation rentals are a great choice for adventures on both land and water.
Head out in the morning on a charter boat or aboard the Seguin Island Ferry to enjoy a narrated tour of Seguin Island’s lighthouse, which is the highest and second oldest in all of Maine! Once on the 64-acre island, you could even hike its numerous trails or explore its beaches where you can view wildlife like harbor seals, rock crabs, and herring seagulls. History buffs will enjoy learning about the island’s well-preserved historical structures – some of which date back to 1795! Don't forget to stop by the Seguin Island Light Station and thank its volunteers for preserving this historic landmark.
Also worth a visit is 529-acre Popham Beach State Park, which boasts a spacious beach, picnic area, charcoal grills, and beautiful scenery looking out toward Fox and Woods Islands offshore, and the Kennebec and Morse rivers bordering the beach. Swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers will all find great conditions to enjoy the sand and surf along this state park’s gently sloping coastline.
Are you a fan of early American history? If so, make sure to make the two mile drive from the state park to Fort Popham State Historic Site, a semi-circular coastal defense fort constructed in 1861, where current archaeological excavations are still uncovering new historical artifacts. Named after the pioneering colonist and Maine resident, George Popham, this once important site used during the Civil War is a fascinating attraction that will appeal to both kids and adults.
Outdoor Adventures in Phippsburg
Whether you’re seeking thrills on land or water, our Phippsburg, Maine vacation rentals offer front door access to it all! Rent a canoe or kayak at at an outfitter like Seaspray Kayaking Rentals in nearby Bath (just nine miles north), or bring your own. Then, head out to the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area where you can explore 600 acres of protected salt marshes and coastal uplands, which extend from the Sprague River to the Morse River and to the upland edge of Seawall Beach.
Back on land, go an invigorating 18 holes on Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Course, where you’ll find a challenging course and fantastic views along Casco Bay.
Day Trips from Phippsburg
The numerous quaint inlets and bays that dot the coast provide for scenic drives both north and south, and many great destinations are easily accessible by ferry or car. Make the 41-mile drive south to sample the urban scene of the state’s largest city, Portland. Known for its colonial architecture, cobbled stone streets, and foodie culture, you’ll find ample restaurants to sample fresh oysters, steamer clams, and a famed lobster roll sandwich - a delicious delicacy invented in Maine.
You could also take a fun trip by boat or car to Boothbay Harbor, a bucolic coastal town just 31 miles east.
Book any of our Phippsburg, Maine vacation rentals today and you’ll find a getaway unlike any other on the beautiful Northeast Coast!