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South-Bristol is located in Lincoln County, near the towns of Boothbay Harbor and Wiscasset. This quiet fishing village is along Maine's central coast, and has beaches and lakes with boating, sailing, sea kayaking, swimming, hiking, golf and sightseeing nearby. South Bristol's scenic harbor, with its' swing bridge and lobster boats, and Rutherford Island, is one of the most picturesque and photographed harbors in the state. There is also a marina in South Bristol with facilities for large and small boats. You can take a walk, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the village, and meander on to the harbor where you can buy fresh fish and lobster right off the boats! Or enjoy fine restaurants, bed & breakfasts and inns in South Bristol and out and about Lincoln County. Just twenty minutes north of South Bristol is historic Pemaquid Peninsula with its sandy beaches, fort and lighthouse. A half-hour's drive takes you to Boothbay Harbor and its whale watching excursions, windjammers, art galleries, antiques and gift shops. And, just a little further north is the town of Wiscasset, with its historical homes and buildings, old cemeteries, restaurants, galleries and antiques shops.

Surrounding areas: East Boothbay, Maine (1.3 mi), New Harbor, Maine (2.7 mi), Boothbay Harbor, Maine (3.5 mi), Pemaquid, Maine (3.5 mi), Boothbay, Maine (3.8 mi), Southport, Maine (5.2 mi), Round Pond, Maine (7.5 mi)

South Bristol Vacation Rentals

South Bristol Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME1.3 mi.(207) 633-3681
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME3.3 mi.(207) 633-6302
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME3.3 mi.(800) 660-5094
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME3.5 mi.(207) 633-5090
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME3.6 mi.(207) 633-4434
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME7.2 mi.(207) 882-6343
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME7.2 mi.(207) 633-5242
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME13.4 mi.(207) 443-9741
Sebasco Harbor ResortRt 217Sebasco Estates, ME16.4 mi.(207) 389-1161
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME17.2 mi.(800) 429-6661
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME17.6 mi.(207) 725-5251
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME17.7 mi.(207) 725-8883
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME17.8 mi.(207) 729-5555
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME18.9 mi.(207) 372-6366
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME20.4 mi.(207) 725-9898
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME21.6 mi.(207) 729-1129
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME21.8 mi.(207) 729-9991
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME22.2 mi.(207) 721-0300
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME23.8 mi.(207) 594-6644
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME26.8 mi.(207) 865-1433
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME27.0 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME27.0 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME27.0 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME27.0 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME27.0 mi.(207) 865-9020
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME27.5 mi.(207) 865-9377
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME27.6 mi.(207) 865-1400
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME27.9 mi.(207) 594-2131
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME29.7 mi.(800) 341-1650
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME20.4 mi.(207) 729-4914
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME28.4 mi.(207) 594-4209

South Bristol 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

South Bristol Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 40 miles west of South Bristol in Portland, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located approximately 46 miles north of South Bristol in Waterville, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located roughly 66 miles west of South Bristol in Sanford, Maine, and finally the Bangor International airport (BGR) located around 74 miles northeast of South Bristol in Bangor, Maine.

South Bristol Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME47.5 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME50.8 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME71.2 mi.
Story LandGlenNH82.3 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME50.8 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME71.0 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH81.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME3.8 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME5.5 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME15.4 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME20.1 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME26.9 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME27.7 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME27.8 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME28.4 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME28.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME34.1 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME58.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME67.5 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME68.2 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME71.4 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME80.9 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH82.8 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME92.8 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH94.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH96.7 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH102.1 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH105.6 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH105.9 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME110.0 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH110.6 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH111.4 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH117.3 mi.
State Parks
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME9.5 mi. 
Reid State ParkME9.6 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME13.6 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME22.9 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME24.2 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME26.6 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME29.9 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME30.1 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME30.9 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME38.3 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME38.3 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME38.8 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME39.2 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME27.8 mi.(Art)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME37.4 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME37.5 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME37.5 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME37.5 mi.(History)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME56.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME57.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)

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