The back part of Bailey's is much newer with larger sites for the larger RV's...some what quieter also if that what your looking for.
If you actually plan on swimming at the beach better go in mid Aug, water temp peaks at about 65 degrees!
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We're from Maine, and Old Orchard Beach is a place we stay every year. If you plan on going this summer, I suggest you reserve now....I wouldn't go there without reservations.
As for us, we always stay at Hid'n Pines Family campground, and like Bailey's, they have a new section under construction which will open in June. The campground has a pool, snack bar and playroom. It is situated 500ft from a grocery store (very convenient) and 15 minutes walking distance to the beach. They also have the shuttle. The beach is 6 miles of white sand and it's the nicest one in Maine. You will also find a lot of souvenir shops like most tourist towns.
3 miles from the campground, on route 1, there are two water parks, and an amusement park (Aquaboggan Water Park, and Funtown Splashtown).
4 miles from Old Orchard Beach is South Portland where you will find major stores and the Main Mall (Sears, Target, Walmart etc etc).
Another 3 miles is the city of Portland with cobblestone streets, fisherman village and the water front.
One last thing.......Old Orchard Beach is family oriented, so there are lots of kids around.
We have stayed at Bayleys numerous times. We like the double wide sites in the back section near the kayaking area.
The sites on Ashley Pond are very large, but no trees and you are in the direct sun.
The free trolly brings you to Pine Point Beach or Old Orchard.
We have also stayed at the KOA in the off season but it is small and no transportation to the beach.
While in the area visit Two Lights. Nice place to eat out on the rocks.
I have stayed at Bayley's (Scarborough, ME, but a stone throw to OOB), Paradise Park, Powderhorn and Hid'n Pines in OOB. If you choose to go with the last three I mentioned, make sure you are very clear about the size of your rig. One Memorial Day, I took Friday off of work and got to Powderhorn fairly early, with the campground basically empty, easy to get in and set up. Leaving on Monday afternoon, well that is another story. In my experience, you might be better off going with Bayley's and asking for a sight down back around the fishing ponds (their "bigrig" sections). Have fun!
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has anyone been to Old Orchard Beach, Maine recently. We have a 40 ft. Fifth wheel and would like to spend some time there. thanks.
Before we were campers we stayed in a motel for a few nights back in 2009.
It has a fantastic beach...and is super crowded when there is no school.
It has plenty of places to eat...99.9% are tacky fast food joints.
It has plenty of watering holes...99.9% are frequented by the local drunks and troublemakers 24/7.
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