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Cape Elizabeth is an upscale community about 5 miles southeast of Portland, Maine on the Southern Maine coast. Its centerpiece is the 90 acre Fort Williams bought by the town in 1964. It used to guard Portland Harbor and now features the tourist attractions of Portland Head Light and the stone Goddard Mansion as well as the usual park activities and events.
Route 77 south from Portland across the Casco Bay Bridge through South Portland.
phone: +1 207 799-5871address: 66 Two Lights Rd (Rt. 77)On 243 acres, mile long sand beach, walking trails, picnic areas with tables and grills, playground, snack bar, bathhouse with cold water showers, pay phones.
Portland Head Light and Museumphone: +1 207 799-2661address: 1000 Shore RdOne of the most scenic lighthouses in the country. Adjacent to Fort Williams, a WWII artillery emplacement. Parking costs $2/hr with a 2hr minimum.
phone: +1 207 799-5871address: 7 Tower DrPicnic tables and shoreline trails. Great views of the two lighthouses and passing ships.
Kettle CoveYou can swim picnic tables and a trail around the cove. one end is private.
Broad Cove BeachRocky beach with beautiful views
phone: +1 207 799-1677address: 225 Two Lights RdInside or outside and oceanfront. From hotdogs to fried clams to lobster. $1.50-20.
Basics Natural Foods Storephone: +1 207 767-2803address: 537 Shore Rd
phone: +1 207 799-3134address: 40 Bowery Beach Rd