The Best Campgrounds Along the Southern Maine Coast: Round Up

Congrats – you’ve decided to visit the southern Maine coast. 

Bring on the beaches, lobster, lighthouses, and more! Southern Maine offers beautiful campgrounds close to the beach, shopping, and yummy seafood. 

There are plenty of options for every type of budget. 

Below I’ll be sharing a roundup of the best campgrounds in southern Maine including highest rating, oceanfront campgrounds, and the least expensive options. 

Southern Maine includes multiple oceanfront towns from Kittery to Old Orchard. You’ll find tons of opportunities for shopping, delicious seafood, lighthouses, and tons of beaches to explore. 

Boulangerie Bakery in Kennebunk, Maine

How Many Days Do You Need in Southern Maine?

If you’re planning a trip to southern Maine, you’ll want to spend at least 2 nights in one of the coastal towns. 

Ideally, you should try to stay 3-7 nights in southern Maine to fully explore everything on your bucket list. 

Many travelers will choose to spend a few nights in southern Maine, followed by a few near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. For campgrounds in that region, check out the round-up below. 

Read More: Best Campgrounds for You in Acadia NP & Bar Harbor, Maine

Acadia National Park, Mount Dessert Island, Maine

Is southern Maine a Good Place to Camp or RV?

Yes! Southern Maine is a great place to go camping and RVing. There are so many activities in this region from local beaches, historical lighthouses, and endless seafood.

You should keep in mind that the Southern Maine region gets extremely busy during peak summer months of July and August. Consider booking your campsite many months in advance.

Southern Maine Campgrounds

Below you’ll find a round up of 30+ campgrounds that includes the name of campground, location, price range, camping season, and any notes I found of value for you.

Southern Maine Oceanfront Campgrounds

The only non-seasonal campground that offers oceanview sites is Libby’s Oceanside Campground. 

With that said, there are plenty of campgrounds that are located very close to the ocean. 

Cheapest Campgrounds in Southern Maine

For campgrounds in southern Maine under $60/night, consider the options below:

  • Stadig Campground
  • York Beach Camper Park
  • Dixon’s Campground
  • Coastal Woods Campground
  • Bentley’s Saloon, Campground, and Motel
  • Cascadia Park

Highest Rated Campgrounds in Southern Maine

It’s helpful to know which campground is considered the best when planning a vacation. Check out the highest rating options below. 

  • Old Orchard Beach Campground
  • Sandy Pines Campground
  • Paradise Park Resort Campground

Luxury Campgrounds in Southern Maine

If you’re looking for campgrounds in Southern Maine with increased amenities, nicer sites, and lots of campground activities. A few of these campgrounds include 

  • Sandy Pines Campground
  • Sun Outdoors Old Orchard Beach Downtown
  • Sun Outdoors Saco Old Orchard Beach
  • Sun Retreats Wild Acres
  • Paradise Park Resort Campground
Parson’s Way, Kennebunkport, Maine

Seasonal Campgrounds in Southern Maine

For the purpose of this article I have excluded solely seasonal campgrounds in the chart below, as they don’t appeal to short term visitors. But if interested, check out Coastal Pines Campground and Ogunquit Farm RV Resort, Moody’s Beach RV Resort, Meadowledge RV Resort, Ne’re Beach Campground, and Sea-Vu South Campground.

Campground Chart Legend

Campground Chart Legend

  • $ – Under $30/night for RV Campsites
  • $$ – Under $60/night for RV Campsites
  • $$$ – Under $100/night for RV Campsites
  • $$$$ – Over $100/night for RV Campsites
CampgroundLocationPriceTent/RV/CabinsHookupsSeason DatesNotes
DixonS CampgroundCape Neddick$$/$$$$Tent, RV, YurtsW/EEarly May – Mid Sept10 minute drive to closest beach
Libby’s Oceanside CampgroundYork$$$$RV onlyFullMid May to Mid OctoberOceanfront sites, requires a Sunday to Sunday reservation
Flags RV ResortYork$$$RV onlyFullMay to OctAdditional dog fee per night
Burnett’s CampgroundYork $$$Tent and RVFullMid May to Mid Oct287 steps from beach!
York Beach Camper ParkYork $$Tent and RVFullLate May to Mid OctoberMust call to make reservation
Pinederosa Camping AreaWells$$$Tent and RVFullMid May – Mid OctLocated near the highway, heated pool
Thousand Trails Moody BeachWells$$$AllFullEarly May – Late OctNo membership needed
Stadig Mobile Park & CampgroundWells$$Tent and RVFullMid October to Mid MayNo dogs allowed
Beach Acres Tent Site and ParkWells$$$Tent and RVFullMay – OctNo pets allowed
Sea-Vu West Resort RV ParkWells$$$RV onlyFullMid May – Mid OctTwo miles to beach
Sea-Vu CampgroundWells$$$$Tent and RVFullMid May – Mid OctKnown for clean campsites
Coastal Woods Campground (formerly Gregoire’s Campground)Wells$$Tent and RVFullMid May – Mid OctBig rig friendly
Oceanview Cottages and CampingWells$$$Tent and RVFullMid May – Mid Oct3 night minimum for July and August, call for reservations
Riverside CampgroundWells$$$Tent and RvFullMay – OctTrolly access
Bentley’s Saloon, Campground and MotelArundel$$RV and rentalsFullLate April – Mid OctSaloon on site
Hemlock Grove CampgroundArundel$$$RV and rentalsFullEarly May – Mid OctQuiet, wooded, close to Kennebunkport downtown
Old Orchard Beach CampgroundOld Orchard Beach$$$$RV and rentalsFullEarly May – Late OctLocal trolley stop
Pinehirst CampgroundOld Orchard Beach$$$$RV and rentalsFullEarly May – Late OctThousand Trails Campground
Sun Retreats Wild AcresOld Orchard Beach$$$Tent, RV, rentalsFullEarly May – Mid OctHuge campground, 4 pools, tons of activities
Paradise Park Resort CampgroundOld Orchard Beach$$$/$$$$Tent, RV, rentalsFullMay – OctSaltwater pool, closest campground to beach
Powder Horn Family Camping ResortOld Orchard Beach$$$/$$$$RV and rentalsFullMid May – OctMilitary and law enforcement discounts, lots of weekend activities
Sun Outdoors Old Orchard Downtown BeachOld Orchard$$$AllFull Late April Mid OctHeated Pool and Hot tub
Cascadia ParkSaco$$Tent, RV, rentalsFullEarly May – Mid OctQuiet campground
Silver Springs CampgroundSacoCall for rates & reservationsRV and rentalsFullEarly May – OctLocal trolley stop
Sun Outdoors Saco Old Orchard BeachSaco$$$RV and rentalsFullEarly May – Mid OctTons of amenities
Homestead by the River FamilyBiddeford$$$Ten and RVW/EMid May – Mid SeptCanoes for rent, quiet campground, beach 10 minutes away
Shamrock CampgroundBiddeford$$$RV and rentalsFullMay – OctSaltwater Pool
Red Apple CampgroundKennebunkportMust callTent and RVFullMid May – Mid OctQuiet campground
Yankeeland RV ResortKennebunk$$$RV onlyFullMay – Mid OctRiver access
Sandy Pines CampgroundKennebunkport$$$$All (and more!)FullMid May to Early OctoberLuxury glamping experience, additional dog fees per night
Maine coastline

Top Things To Do in Southern Maine

There are so many activities in southern Maine! 

Check out the following things to do for an awesome trip!

Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Read More: 40+ Budget-Friendly Maine Activities You Need to Know About 

Final Thoughts

No matter which campground you choose to visit during your time in Southern Maine, you’re bound to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Whether you go tent camping, bring your RV, or rent a cabin, you’ll have a blast!