Family Activities


Inn by the Sea and the surrounding area is rich in scenic and recreational opportunity. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy our close proximity to fishing, boating, nature walks and sports of many kinds. Culture vultures will find music, theater, museums just minutes away in downtown Portland. And for those whose vacations are not complete without some power shopping, Portland abounds with owner-operated shops, galleries and boutiques filled with fashion, supplies and objets d’art you simply won’t find elsewhere.

There is so much here you may run out of time before you run out of things to do. But make sure you save time for plenty of serene relaxation right here on Crescent Beach.

Seasonal Activities

Portland Science Center

Stop by the new Portland Science Center located in Downtown Portland on Commercial Street and take in Gunter von Hagens Body Worlds exhibit.

Apple Picking

Explore the areas local apple orchards and pick your very own harvest. Check out The Maine State Pomological Society for area orchards and apple varieties.


Activities by the Sea

Nightly Firepit

The perfect end to any day. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque sunset overlooking Crescent Beach. Blankets provided.

Garden Tours

Join the Inn’s head gardener, Derrick Daly, as he shares his secrets for creating and maintaining indigenous gardens that are both beautiful to admire and good for the environment. Garden tours offered on Thursday through 10/8/2015.