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Biddeford is a city of 21,000, located between the towns of Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach, in the southwestern coastal region along the I-95 corridor. It is comprised of the smaller distinct villages of Biddeford Pool, Hills Beach and Fortune Rocks. Biddeford and its' sister city, Saco are called "The scenic twin cities of Southern Maine." This unique area is one of the most scenic in Maine with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities including swimming and other beach activities, boating and fishing, hiking and biking, sea kayaking, ocean sightseeing cruises, golf and nearby amusement parks. Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford is a lovely beach just over two miles long, popular for swimming and with birdwatching nearby. Biddeford's downtown area is filled with historic buildings and churches, and just a few miles east of the City Center lies ten miles of magnificent coastline with sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. To the west are rolling hills and horse farms, creating a peaceful, rural landscape. Just three miles northeast of Biddeford is Old Orchard Beach, home to a popular seaside amusement park that resembles Coney Island. Here, the pier is lined with shops, restaurants, midway games, rides and a video arcade. In the summertime, visitors enjoy fireworks on Old Orchard Beach next to the pier. Other area attractions include the Biddeford Pool & Wood Island Lighthouse and the Kennebunkport Dock Square.

Surrounding areas: Ocean Park, Maine (3.4 mi), Old Orchard Beach, Maine (3.7 mi), Biddeford Pool, Maine (6.2 mi), Kennebunk, Maine (8.5 mi), Kennebunkport, Maine (9.2 mi), Scarborough, Maine (9.2 mi), Higgins Beach, Maine (9.9 mi)

Biddeford Vacation Rentals

Biddeford Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites - Biddeford45 Barra RdBiddeford, ME (207) 294-6464
Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach21 Ocean Park RdSaco, ME1.7 mi.(207) 282-5569
Hampton Inn48 Industrial Park RdSaco, ME1.8 mi.(207) 282-7222
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites352 North StSaco, ME2.0 mi.(207) 286-9600
Norman's Motel205 Saco AveOld Orchard BCH, ME2.6 mi.(207) 934-2201
The Nautilus Guest HouseOcean Park, ME3.4 mi.(207) 934-2021
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME3.8 mi.(207) 934-2011
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME3.8 mi.(207) 934-7600
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME3.9 mi.(207) 934-4949
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.0 mi.(207) 934-9862
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.1 mi.(207) 934-5253
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.5 mi.(207) 934-4060
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.7 mi.(207) 934-2983
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME5.0 mi.(207) 934-4644
Inn At Goose Rocks71 Dyke RdKennebunkport, ME6.7 mi.(207) 967-5425
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Scarboro66 SPG StScarborough, ME8.9 mi.(207) 883-0300
Millbrook Motel321 US Rt 1Scarborough, ME8.9 mi.(207) 883-6004
The Seasons Inn Of The Kennebunks55 York StKennebunk, ME9.0 mi.(207) 985-6100
The Captain Lord MansionKennebunkport, ME9.1 mi.(207) 967-3141
Nonantum Resort95 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME9.7 mi.(800) 552-5651
Higgins Beach Inn34 Ocean AveScarborough, ME9.9 mi.(207) 883-6684
Schooner Inn127 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME10.0 mi.(207) 967-5333
The Colony Hotel144 Ocean Ave Box 511Kennebunkport, ME10.0 mi.(207) 967-4374
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME10.1 mi.(207) 883-0400
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME10.1 mi.(207) 883-0554
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME10.2 mi.(207) 883-6800
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME11.0 mi.(207) 883-0300
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME11.1 mi.(207) 772-3450
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME11.2 mi.(207) 773-4400
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME11.3 mi.(207) 772-3838
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME11.3 mi.(207) 775-6161
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME11.5 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson-s Portland675 Main StSouth Portland, ME11.5 mi.(207) 775-5343
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME11.6 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME11.6 mi.(207) 871-8000
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME12.0 mi.(207) 775-0409
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME13.2 mi.(207) 775-2200
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME13.2 mi.(207) 767-9672
Congdon's Resort1072 PO RdWells, ME13.4 mi.(207) 646-6171
Lafayette's Oceanfront ResortWells, ME13.4 mi.(207) 646-2831

Biddeford Weather & Climate

The southwestern coast of Maine, near "The Kennebunks" and the New Hampshire border, has a four season climate that is highly changeable, that is, it can go from sunny to stormy rather quickly. Generally, summers are a few degrees warmer than further up the coast, near Acadia National Park, however summer temperatures still seldom go above 80 degrees F. Thunderstorms are possible and fog is common along the coast in June, July and August. . The average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches. In September, clear, sunny days and cool nights bring on the spectacular colors of fall. Temperatures continue to cool down through October and November, with wintry weather arriving around Thanksgiving time. Winters are cold in Maine, but not unbearable, and the generally snow melts quickly in areas right along the coast.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 11°F 3.94 in. 34°F
February 34°F 13°F 3.41 in. 33°F
March 41°F 23°F 4.26 in. 37°F
April 51°F 32°F 4.33 in. 40°F
May 61°F 41°F 4.32 in. 49°F
June 70°F 51°F 3.38 in. 56°F
July 76°F 57°F 3.01 in. 60°F
August 75°F 55°F 3.02 in. 62°F
September 68°F 47°F 3.65 in. 59°F
October 58°F 35°F 4.77 in. 52°F
November 48°F 29°F 4.63 in. 47°F
December 37°F 18°F 4.35 in. 39°F

Biddeford Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 12 miles northeast of Biddeford in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 14 miles west of Biddeford in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 34 miles southwest of Biddeford in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 56 miles west of Biddeford in Concord, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 62 miles southwest of Biddeford in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Biddeford Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME 
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME4.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME23.5 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA48.9 mi.
Story LandGlenNH56.1 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH61.5 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA64.7 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH71.7 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH81.7 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH81.7 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME 
Water CountryPortsmouthNH33.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME7.8 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME9.2 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME9.2 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME9.2 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME10.0 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME10.1 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME11.5 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME11.7 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME12.7 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME13.0 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME15.1 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME15.5 mi.
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME16.4 mi.
Cape Neddick Country ClubOgunquitME19.6 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME22.9 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME23.7 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME24.9 mi.
Links at OutlookSouth BerwickME25.5 mi.
Sunningdale Golf ClubSomersworthNH26.0 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME27.5 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME28.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME41.0 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH47.9 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH57.3 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH57.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH61.1 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME63.9 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME65.2 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH70.6 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH71.7 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH72.1 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME73.5 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH76.3 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA80.3 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH81.9 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH82.1 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME85.1 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH86.9 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT101.2 mi.
Wachusett MountainPrincetonMA101.9 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME102.3 mi.
State Parks
Ferry Beach State ParkME7.5 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME8.4 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME12.6 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME13.6 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME27.0 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME28.5 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME30.2 mi. 
Fort McClary State ParkME31.1 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME31.3 mi. 
Odiorne Point State ParkNH34.6 mi. 
Wentworth State ParkNH35.3 mi. 
Wallis Sands State ParkNH35.5 mi. 
Rye Harbor State ParkNH37.1 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME38.1 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME38.3 mi. 
Jenness Beach State ParkNH38.6 mi. 
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME9.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME14.8 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME15.3 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME15.3 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME15.3 mi.(History)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME25.3 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH38.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA84.2 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA84.2 mi.

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