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Happiness Comes in Waves

Maine's Original Beach Hotel

Higgins Beach Inn, whose origins date back to the 19th century, is a Maine beach hotel within a stone’s throw of the unspoiled and sandy Higgins Beach, just 20 minutes from the bustling Portland. Nestled between Prouts Neck and Crescent Beach State Park, Higgins Beach Inn is perfectly situated for a leisurely vacation on one of Southern Maine’s finest beaches. Plan time for sunbathing, walks along the beach, surfcasting, treasure hunting for sand dollars and shells, boogie boarding, and more!

Open for the summer season from May through October, enjoy brilliant sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, or just relax with a refreshing beverage and a terrific meal at our on-site restaurant, Shade. First renovated by Ed Higgins in the 1920’s to accommodate travelers to the popular summer beach colony, Migis Hotel Group acquired stewardship of the inn almost a century later and completed considerable renovations in order to welcome eager beach-goers for another hundred years.

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Dining at Shade

Shade: The Eatery at Higgins Beach Inn, is our on-site restaurant and bar serving as your local watering hole, specializing in fresh beach-fare and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You'll love our seasonally fresh cuisine featuring oysters on the half-shell and other locally-sourced seafood, refreshing cocktails, craft brews, draft wines, and our covered three-season porch. Join us for dinner while staying at the Inn or visiting the area, or for casual lunch and cocktails at Shade Shack after a beach day!

Dining at Higgins Beach Inn

bed headboard and vintage maine posters
bed headboard and vintage maine posters

Maine's Original Beach Hotel

Life is Simpler at the Beach

Our rooms emanate the charm of an original Maine beach hotel, perfectly blended with the modern conveniences, amenities, and comforts travelers seek while vacationing along Maine's beautiful coast. Learn about our different types of accommodations below, and remember, when you book direct with us, you know you're always getting the best price and service.

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Located in a quiet Maine coastal community approximately 7 miles south of Portland, and 110 miles north of Boston, Higgins Beach Inn is a Maine beach hotel and three story colonial revival structure whose origin dates back to 1897. Just a stone's throw from the unspoiled, sandy shore of Higgins Beach. Learn more about what we're doing to make this site more accessible and accessibility at Higgins Beach Inn.


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