Biddeford Pool is a beautiful coastal town here in southern Maine, along the banks of the Saco River near the Atlantic Ocean. It is the site of Maine’s first recorded permanent settlement, 1616-1617. It is about 6 miles southeast of the City of Biddeford and Kennebunkport is about 3 miles to the southwest. It is part of the Biddeford-Saco area, which includes several small, distinct villages, including Biddeford Pool. Here, you will find miles of unspoiled beaches, rolling hills, pastures and tranquil horse farms. Biddeford Pool is a large tidal pool off Saco bay – the lagoon is popular for sea kayakers. The public beach along Mile Stretch Road is a 2 mile stretch of white sand beaches surrounded by tall grass salt marshes that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife.
Wood Island Lighthouse is a short boat ride from the mainland. Volunteers give a tour of the island and the lighthouse. East Point Sanctuary, situated at the tip of Biddeford Pool and the Maine Audubon Society maintains a .9 mile walking trail for visitors. This has been called the premier birding spot.
Biddeford Pool and the coastal Maine area also has unique shopping from outlet stores to specialty shops and art galleries. You can choose to dine indoors or out, or order take-out and picnic along the scenic rocky coastline. The beach at Biddeford Pool is a nice, quiet sandy beach and the view is just exquisite.