South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine. The area has a long history as it was one of the first places reached by European and settlers in the 17th century. It's best known for its proximity to sandy beaches, water sports, and history.
There are plenty of things to see and do in South Portland. Some of the top activities include exploring some of Maine's many nearby beaches, with the best in the area being the Spring Point Shoreway where you can find nice walking trails and an excellent view of the Casco Bay. Willard Beach is another top spot that's known for its white sand, long shores, and amenities. It's a great place to kick back and unwind with friends or family.
South Portland offers a variety of boat cruises, water sports, and fishing charters. If you always wanted to try paddle boarding or want to go lobster catching, this is the perfect place to do so. There are also boat tours where visitors can learn about the history of Maine and check out the heritage sites from the water.
Meanwhile, if you want to visit one of the most famous points of South Portland, head to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, where you can visit the historic Fort Pebble. Here you can attend heritage and history tours to find out more about the area and the fort's history.
The best area to stay in South Portland is in Ferry Village where all the best bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs are located. There are parks and beaches in this area too, so everything will be right on your doorstep. There's a large selection of vacation rentals including cabins, beach cottages, luxury condos or big houses where you can enjoy a great stay with family or friends.
Since South Portland is a coastal town the temperature is a little cooler than on the mainland where the ocean wind does not affect the weather. The best time to visit is in July when the weather is the warmest, and there is less rain than during the rest of the year.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in South Portland. The warmest months in South Portland are May and June, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in South Portland is February with 10.26 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.79 inches of rain.
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Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 79 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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