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Miles of sandy beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and unique bays and coastlines, make Wells Beach Maine a family vacation paradise. Its stone walls and great boulders in the fields and forests are evidence of the last glacial age. Wells can accommodate any kind of visitor. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, and surfing are among the many recreational activities offered in this beautiful and historic town. Available are miles of nature trails for hiking or biking, as well as numerous golf courses. 

Enjoy a unique shopping experience at antique shops, collectible bookstores, outlet stores and the like. Lodging is available for every taste and budget, from fine hotels to B&Bs, to campgrounds. Wells Beach boasts many fine dining establishments and family-friendly restaurants, as well as lobster and clam shacks. 

Just up from Ogunquit is the town of Wells, a favorite summer destination due to its 7 miles of flat, white, sandy beaches. The Wells Auto Museum is a must for those interested in the history of the automobile. More than 130 antique automobiles are on display. For nature lovers, theRachel Charson Wildlife Refuge contains 1600 acres of wetlands and has walking paths to explore the flora, fauna and wildlife here.

  • Named for the cathedral city of Wells, in Somerset, England, Wells, Maine is part of the land granted in 1622 to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, by the Plymouth Company of England. The plantation of Wells became settled by the English in 1641. 
  • For three - quarters of a century, the people of Wells endured many wars, as well as hostilities by Native Americans in which many were slain or wounded, their homes and barns burned, and their cattle shot. But Wells was a resilient frontier, rebuilding houses and barns, each time stronger. Primarily a farming community, other industries included shipbuilding and fisheries. 
  • Wells was incorporated in 1653, as the third town in Maine. In the 19th century, Wells beautiful beaches began attracting tourists. Tourism remains important today. Wells important role in American history is reflected in its many museums and historic sites. In 2003, Wells celebrated its 350th anniversary.


 

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