Some will warn not to rock the boat but sit on the porch or deck of any of these seaside inns in New England and rocking boats, sunsets and calm ocean breezes will add to a perfect coastal weekend getaway. At bnbfinder, the world’s most comprehensive independently owned international bed and breakfast directory, you’ll find seaside inns throughout Maine, Cape Cod and Massachusetts and the Connecticut Shore. These innkeepers sell seaside suites by the seashore. Let us take you down to the sea for a perfect B&B getaway at any of these bnbfinder inns.
Acadia Bay Inn, Sullivan Harbor, ME
Located midway between Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula, this seaside inn offers dramatic views across Frenchman’s Bay. Enjoy collecting sea glass and starfish off the inn’s private pebble and sand beach. Plus, daily sightings of eagles, ospreys, loons, and herons make this a thrilling getaway for birdwatchers. Sit on the porch for a front-row seat to Acadia’s mountains and islands across the bay. Binoculars provided.
More Info: Acadia Bay Inn | acadiabayinn.com
Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B, Bar Harbor ME
Book a water view room or suite and you don’t even have to raise your head off the pillow to take in the tremendous view of Frenchman’s Bay and Bar Island. An expansive back lawn slopes gently from the rear of the inn to the water’s edge where low tide reveals a sand bar connecting the Saltair Inn to Bar Island, from which Bar Harbor adopted its name in 1918. Kayakers, paddle boarders, nature cruises, fishermen, luxury yachts and the high-speed ferry to Nova Scotia are all part of the daily scenery here. It’s an easy 3-block stroll to Main Street, Bar Harbor to enjoy the shops and restaurants too.
More Info: Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B, | saltairinn.com
Thimble Islands B&B, Branford, CT
Ideally located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, just 75 miles outside New York City, this secluded luxury B&B features magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your doorstep. Take in sparkling views of the sound from the breakfast table each morning or while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine in the evening. Meander out on the B&B’s 75’ stone pier, the perfect place for romantic selfie.
More Info: Thimble Islands B&B | thimbleislandsbb.com
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT
Now here’s a place where you can quite literally rock the boat at the Niantic Bay marina directly in front of the inn. There’s a reason for all the rockers and seaside Adirondack Chairs here – rocking the boat is encouraged. Guests love to awaken and enjoy their morning coffee or late afternoon drinks while watching boats come and go from the marina here. If not on the porch, take in the bay views from private balconies in many of the inns’ rooms. It’s a short walk to the town’s boardwalk with ice cream and candy shops, restaurants and more.
More Info: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | innharborhill.com
York Harbor Inn, York Beach, ME
Overlooking York Beach’s long stretches of sandy beach there are literally miles of beach-combing fun right out the door here. From the inn take in the popular Long Sands and Short Sands Beaches bustling with activity. Venture to the more secluded Cape Neddick Beach teeming with crabs, starfish and other coastal creatures, or walk to the secluded and quiet Harbor Beach just steps from the York Harbor Inn. Luxury suites offer ocean view private decks and fine dining are hallmarks of this inn too.
More Info: York Harbor Inn | yorkharborinn.com
Inn on the Beach, Harwich Port, MA
Experience all Cape Cod has to offer at this family-friendly inn, complete with a private sun drenched sandy beach overlooking the warm tranquil waters of Nantucket Sound. Take in the view or enjoy a cupa Joe first thing in the morning from the balcony and private patio rooms. Guests enjoy the best of both worlds here: a seaside location and a short five-minute stroll to Harwich Port’s dining and shopping.
More Info: Inn on the Beach | innonthebeachcapecod.com
Woods Hole Inn, Woods Hole, MA
Perched on the edge of Woods Hole Harbor, steps from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry, the Woods Hole Inn is the perfect place to start your Cape Cod vacation. Beach-inspired contemporary rooms also offer a touch of vintage Cape Cod nostalgia. Take in harbor views from your own private balcony or some of the inn’s common decks. Jump on the Martha’s Vineyard ferry for easy access to additional beaches and harbors to explore.
More Info: Woods Hole Inn | woodsholeinn.com
This is just a sampling of seaside inns throughout New England. Visit bnbfinder.com for a complete list of seaside and waterfront inns and B&Bs open year-round.