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Westport-Island was incorporated as an island community in 1828, and is located in the Bath/Boothbay Harbor region on the midcoast of Maine. The island is about twelve miles long and two miles wide and connected to the mainland by a bridge. It was originally known as Jeremysquam Island and was purchased from the Sagamore Indians by John Richards in 1649. If you want to feel as if you've stepped back in time and experience quintessential Maine, look no further than Westport Island. The island is surrounded by a rocky shoreline that looks out over the other islands of Sheepscot Bay, where harbor seals sun themselves on the rocks and lobster boats make their way towards the Hendriks Head Lighthouse and beyond. Attractions on the island include Doggett's Castle, located on the western bank of the Sheepscot River and where Captain Samuel Doggett moored his ship, The Dolphin, while trading with the Indians. The Decker family built the Marie Antoinette House on Westport in the early 1800s and legend has it that the home was originally being prepared as a home for Queen Marie Antoinette. Westport Island is in the heart of all the mid coast attractions; visit the seafaring town of Wiscasset, known for its' many antique shops, enjoy boat trips, whale watching excursions and lighthouse excursions, deep sea fishing and an ocean aquarium at Boothbay Harbor. Visit the Reid State Park Beach in Georgetown and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath - the list of attractions is endless.

Surrounding areas: Boothbay, Maine (4.1 mi), Wiscasset, Maine (5.2 mi), Boothbay Harbor, Maine (6.3 mi), Southport, Maine (6.4 mi), Bath, Maine (6.6 mi), East Boothbay, Maine (6.9 mi), Five Islands, Maine (7.5 mi)

Westport Island Vacation Rentals

Westport Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME3.5 mi.(207) 882-6343
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME5.8 mi.(800) 660-5094
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME6.3 mi.(207) 633-5090
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME6.4 mi.(207) 633-4434
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME6.5 mi.(207) 633-6302
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME6.8 mi.(207) 443-9741
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME6.9 mi.(207) 633-3681
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME10.0 mi.(207) 633-5242
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME10.6 mi.(800) 429-6661
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME11.1 mi.(207) 725-8883
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME11.2 mi.(207) 725-5251
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME11.3 mi.(207) 729-5555
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME13.6 mi.(207) 725-9898
Sebasco Harbor ResortRt 217Sebasco Estates, ME14.1 mi.(207) 389-1161
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME15.0 mi.(207) 729-1129
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME15.2 mi.(207) 729-9991
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME15.6 mi.(207) 721-0300
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME21.0 mi.(207) 865-1433
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 865-9020
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME21.8 mi.(207) 865-1400
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME22.1 mi.(207) 865-9377
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME24.1 mi.(207) 372-6366
The Redwood Inn1968 Lisbon StLewiston, ME24.3 mi.(207) 784-5476
Motel 6516 Pleasant StLewiston, ME26.3 mi.(207) 782-6558
Ramada Inn Conference CTR490 Pleasant StLewiston, ME26.4 mi.(207) 784-2331
Comfort Inn281 Civic CTR DrAugusta, ME26.6 mi.(207) 623-1000
Best Inn65 Whitten RdAugusta, ME27.0 mi.(207) 622-3776
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME27.3 mi.(207) 594-6644
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites390 Western AveAugusta, ME27.4 mi.(207) 622-6371
Motel 618 Edison DrAugusta, ME27.4 mi.(207) 622-6000
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch14 Great Falls PlzAuburn, ME29.0 mi.(207) 784-4433
Holiday Inn110 Community DrAugusta, ME29.0 mi.(207) 622-4751
Coastline Inn170 CTR StAuburn, ME29.2 mi.(207) 784-1331
A Fireside Inn & Suites1777 Washington StAuburn, ME29.4 mi.(207) 774-6151
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME13.7 mi.(207) 729-4914
Maple Hill Farm B&B InnRR 1 Box 1145 Outlet Rd HallowellAugusta, ME26.6 mi.(800) 622-2708
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME28.4 mi.(207) 783-8171

Westport Island Weather & Climate

The Kennebec and Damariscotta  River region, located along mid-coast Maine, has a moderate climate that is greatly influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. This area has an elevation of 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 summer from 50 to 85 degrees F. Nights are usually chilly, even in the middle of summer. Average rainfall totals 40 inches, with snowfall totaling 75 inches. Ice storms can occur in winter and early spring, but ice and snow tends to melt quickly along the coast. Rain can occur in any month of the year, and thunderstorms are possible in the summertime. Crisp, sunny days and cool nights make fall one of the most pleasant times of the year along the mid-coast.

     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

Westport Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 36 miles southwest of Westport Island in Portland, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located approximately 41 miles north of Westport Island in Waterville, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located roughly 62 miles southwest of Westport Island in Sanford, Maine, and finally the Bangor International airport (BGR) located around 74 miles northeast of Westport Island in Bangor, Maine.

Westport Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME44.7 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME47.9 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME69.8 mi.
Story LandGlenNH75.2 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME47.9 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME74.3 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH80.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME4.1 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME6.3 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME8.1 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME13.5 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME20.8 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME21.1 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME21.7 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME23.7 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME24.2 mi.
Cobbossee Colony GolfMonmouthME26.0 mi.
Western View Golf ClubAugustaME27.4 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME28.1 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME28.9 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME36.5 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME51.5 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME59.7 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME60.5 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME63.6 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME74.6 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH75.5 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME85.6 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH89.7 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH90.0 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH94.7 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH98.7 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH101.1 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH102.8 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH104.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME105.7 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH112.0 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH118.7 mi.
State Parks
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME4.5 mi. 
Reid State ParkME9.9 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME13.8 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME17.1 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME21.5 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME21.6 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME22.6 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME24.4 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME34.2 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME34.6 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME36.1 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME36.5 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME36.8 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME31.3 mi.(Art)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME33.8 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME33.8 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME33.8 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME34.0 mi.(History)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME52.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME55.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)

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