Harpswell Beach Getaways

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Peninsulas, islands and the highest headlands unite in an intricate design created by glaciers of the Ice Age to give Harpswell one of the most unique geographic landscapes of any Maine-coast town. On the west is a single peninsula, Harpswell Neck, a thin finger of granite, pine and rolling meadows dotted with classic 19th-century homes, some working farms, churches of architectural perfection and the homes of the Neck's scores of working lobstermen. To the east, Harpswell's other half is really a string of three islands - Great, Orr's and Bailey. Each is joined by bridges, of which the Cribstone Bridge that links Orr's and Bailey is the only engineering marvel of its kind left in the world. Harpswell is made up of some 47 offshore islands with 216.8 miles of coastline. While the islands are inviting because of their raw beauty and solitude, there are several islands that have unique features such as seabird nesting colonies, historic sights, and protected beaches. Find a Harpswell vacation home rental for your next trip.