Old Orchard Beach has always been one of those places I’ve seen signs for countless times on the drive up Route 1 in Maine. Since our friends recently moved from Portland further south to Saco, we had the excuse to stop and explore this beach resort town.
It wasn’t the ideal day; we knew this. We knew it was early in the season and it was gray and rainy. But how often do you get to wander around an empty beach and pier in a coastal Maine village?
There were little bits of cuteness like this sign. I wish I could see what Old Orchard Beach was like back in the day!
The main drag: completely empty.
Oh my goodness, have you ever seen so many fonts all jumbled together?
An empty pizza box receptacle! Never seen one of these before.
And then there was the beach, right on the Atlantic. We’d been warned that the pier was cheesy, but seeing it on a dreary, early June day was more sad than cheesy. I’m sure it’s ten times better at the height of the season!
Empty roller coaster. Weird to only imagine the fun energy and thrilled screams of being on a ride.
Andy photographing the pier.
The other side of the pier: no signs, no color, nothing.
You’re never too far from a lighthouse in Maine!
We found the most color & cheer when we peeked through the gates of the amusement park: swings!
The completely necessary mirror reflection shot of the only two people in Old Orchard Beach (only a slight exaggeration).
And I will leave you with one of my favorite motel signs ever. If only we’d seen this at night, all lit up!
I would have loved to see the interior of this place.
Have you ever been to Old Orchard Beach? I’m so curious about what it’s like in the middle of a sunny August day and not a gray early June one!