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Pemaquid is a small, charming coastal town located in Lincoln County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in Maine. It is near the cities of Bristol, Wiscassett and Boothbay Harbor. Pemaquid was used as a filming location for the 1994 movie, "Forrest Gump." One of the main attractions in the town is the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, one of the most popular lighthouses in Maine. It sits atop a unique rock formation and reflects the powerful surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous shipwrecks have occurred here over the years due to the dangerous rocks and surf at Pemaquid. The keeper's house is now the site of a Fisherman's Museum, which is actually operated by the town of Bristol. There is a small gift shop and restaurant located next to the light. The lighthouse is a photographer's dream, especially at sunrise. Pemaquid is also a short drive to New Harbor, where you can catch a boat to Monhegan Island (site of another lighthouse,) and also visit some of the great seafood restaurants in town.

Surrounding areas: New Harbor, Maine (3.2 mi), South Bristol, Maine (3.5 mi), Round Pond, Maine (3.9 mi), East Boothbay, Maine (4.6 mi), Boothbay, Maine (5.6 mi), Boothbay Harbor, Maine (6.8 mi), Bremen, Maine (7.8 mi)

Pemaquid Vacation Rentals

Pemaquid Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME4.6 mi.(207) 633-3681
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME6.4 mi.(800) 660-5094
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME6.6 mi.(207) 633-6302
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME6.8 mi.(207) 633-5090
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME6.8 mi.(207) 882-6343
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME6.9 mi.(207) 633-4434
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME10.7 mi.(207) 633-5242
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME15.4 mi.(207) 443-9741
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME15.8 mi.(207) 372-6366
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME19.2 mi.(800) 429-6661
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME19.7 mi.(207) 725-5251
Sebasco Harbor ResortRt 217Sebasco Estates, ME19.7 mi.(207) 389-1161
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME19.8 mi.(207) 725-8883
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME19.9 mi.(207) 729-5555
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME20.4 mi.(207) 594-6644
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME22.4 mi.(207) 725-9898
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME23.7 mi.(207) 729-1129
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME23.9 mi.(207) 729-9991
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME24.3 mi.(207) 721-0300
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME24.5 mi.(207) 594-2131
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME26.3 mi.(800) 341-1650
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME29.3 mi.(207) 865-1433
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME29.5 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME29.5 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME29.5 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME29.5 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME29.5 mi.(207) 865-9020
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME22.4 mi.(207) 729-4914
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME25.0 mi.(207) 594-4209

Pemaquid Weather & Climate

Mid-coast Maine, east of Brunswick, has an oceanic climate with four seasons. This area has an elevation of approximately 70 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rolling farmlands, forest areas, numerous islands, peninsulas, bays and beaches. Winter temperatures generally range from 0 to 40 degrees F. and while accumulating snow remains a possibility into March and early April, warmer days generally means relatively fast melts. . Ice storms can also occur in winter and early spring. Summers along the coast are cool, with temperatures in the 60 to 80 degrees range. Nights are usually chilly along the coast, year round. Rain can occur in any month of the year, with thunderstorms most common during the spring and summer months. Crisp, sunny days and cool nights make fall one of the most pleasant times of the year along the mid-coast, a very comfortable and colorful time of the year to visit Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 12°F 4.35 in. 34°F
February 33°F 15°F 3.22 in. 33°F
March 41°F 24°F 4.42 in. 37°F
April 53°F 34°F 4.24 in. 40°F
May 65°F 44°F 4.00 in. 49°F
June 73°F 52°F 3.58 in. 55°F
July 78°F 58°F 3.11 in. 60°F
August 76°F 57°F 2.75 in. 61°F
September 67°F 49°F 3.83 in. 59°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.10 in. 52°F
November 45°F 30°F 4.70 in. 47°F
December 34°F 18°F 4.63 in. 39°F

Pemaquid Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 43 miles west of Pemaquid in Portland, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located approximately 44 miles north of Pemaquid in Waterville, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located roughly 69 miles west of Pemaquid in Sanford, Maine, and finally the Bangor International airport (BGR) located around 70 miles northeast of Pemaquid in Bangor, Maine.

Pemaquid Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME50.8 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME54.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME74.7 mi.
Story LandGlenNH84.1 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME54.2 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME67.6 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH85.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME3.8 mi.
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME5.6 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME16.9 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME22.1 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME24.4 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME26.3 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME28.3 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME29.1 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME30.6 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME60.4 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME68.0 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME68.0 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME72.0 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME79.3 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH84.4 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME92.0 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH97.7 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH98.8 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH103.6 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME107.4 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH107.6 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH108.9 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH110.7 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH113.0 mi.
State Parks
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME8.8 mi. 
Reid State ParkME13.0 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME17.1 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME19.9 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME23.6 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME26.8 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME29.4 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME29.4 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME33.1 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME35.1 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME35.3 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME24.3 mi.(Art)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME40.6 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME40.6 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME40.6 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME40.6 mi.(History)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME54.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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