Destination guide

Popham Beach _ I like it when you call me big Popham

Located between the Kennebec and Morse Rivers on Maine's Atlantic coast, Popham Beach is a sandy stretch of shoreline known for its colonial history, charming lighthouses, and a bounty of waterfront activities. You'll find plenty of shops and restaurants in the surrounding town of Phippsburg, as well as a number of outfitters offering fishing charters and boat tours. With a central Popham Beach vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like Fort Baldwin, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Pond Island Light.

Things to do

Popham Beach _'it's the Maine attraction

For an in-depth look at the region's seafaring past _ and present _ head to the Maine Maritime Museum in nearby Bath. With a gallery, library, and small shipyard on 20 acres beside the Kennebec River, the museum offers a unique look at the crucial role of Maine's waterfront industry. You can also hop on one of the museum's sightseeing cruises for scenic views of the area's many lighthouses. At Fort Baldwin, you can stroll the grounds and get a firsthand look at military life in the early 20th century.


Popham Beach _ once you Popham, the fun don't stop

In case the name didn't give it away, Popham Beach is a major seaside destination. With a broad, sandy coastline and plenty of opportunities for boating, kayaking, and fishing, you'll also find fishing, swimming, and sunbathing spots all along the shore. There are a number of campsites in the area, and you can find several hiking trails nearby. An early landing site for English settlers, Popham Beach is also home to a several colonial landmarks, and you can check out archaeological sites at former forts and private homes.


No rain, no gain in seasonal Popham Beach

Nearly all of Maine has a warm-summer humid continental climate, and Popham Beach is no exception. Summers are warm and wet, with plenty of rainfall and average highs around 78_F in July and August. Winters are cold and snowy, and lows regularly drop into the teens from December through February. Winter is the slowest time of year in the area, so a Popham Beach vacation rental with a hot tub is a good way to stay warm while saving a bundle on an off-season vacation.

Natural features

Popham Beach _ a river (or 2) runs through it

On the eastern side of Casco Bay, Popham Beach lies between the Kennebec and Morse Rivers along Maine's Atlantic Coast. The surrounding area features broad, sandy beaches, tidal inlets, and rocky coastline, with hardwood forests and rolling countryside farther inland. The Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area features more than 600 acres of coastal upland and salt marsh, and it serves as a nesting site for endangered bird species like the least tern and piping plover. A Popham Beach vacation rental will put some of the northeast's most pristine natural habitats just outside your door.

How many vacation rentals are available around Popham Beach, ME?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 782 vacation rentals around Popham Beach. From 357 house rentals to 333 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Popham Beach?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Round up your crew and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of rumbling waves and remarkable ocean vistas? Coming right up! Vrbo has 324 places to stay beside the beach. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has tons of other rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 310 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 286 oceanfront vacation rentals.
  • 255 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Popham Beach?

Instead of booking a cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could go for an entire house. You'll be a part of the neighborhood in no time! There are 334 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $85 a night. If that doesn't agree with your family's taste, we've got a range of different property types to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 282 vacation homes. Prices start from $71 per night.
  • Apartment: 40 vacation homes. Prices start from $95 per night.
  • Cabin: 36 vacation homes. Prices start from $89 per night.

Can I stay in Popham Beach in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with old work friends or spending a couple of weeks with your beloved relatives in a wonderful new locale. What's best, Vrbo has places to suit. House vacation homes are the favorite choice for large groups, with 109 featured here. Properties around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 444 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as $119.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be happy to discover that there are 220 vacation homes that are perfect. The starting price is $121 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We have 120 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $171 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your cousins and all your besties to Popham Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Popham Beach?

Reduce those pesky accommodation expenses when you organize your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of unique rentals and save heaps of cash! Topsham is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 15 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $209 a night, it's not hard to see why. There are another 19 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around West Southport. The average price in this area is $228 per night.

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