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Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lighthouse
“Because it is something everyone does! And when you do... buy a lobster roll and and enjoy the view! ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with an historic lighthouse. Be sure to do the cliff walk. You may even see lobster fishers pulling their traps.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to to take your loved ones for a picnic and a walk around on the many trails. Rocky coastline.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“call before as you parking can be a 30+ minute wait. you can byob - as it's bring your own booze because they don't sell beer/wine/liquor.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful sandy beach for walking, swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Plenty of parking with restroom and snack bar. Walking trails. Paddle board and kayak rentals. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Family owned neighborhood gathering place offering seafood, American classics & a few Greek specialties. We have gone here for years and the location saves you from the parking hassle of Portland”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you like donuts this is the place to go! They are more of a sweet, light donut (so not too dense) and trust us...they are delicious! They also have local baked breads, english muffins, cookies, made to order cakes & cupcakes, pastries and coffee. There is seating inside, but it's best to take it to go and eat them on the beach or at Portland Head Light. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful Beaches connected by a grassy knoll that is perfect for a picnic. Wonderful sunsets. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Lobster roll food truck located at Portland Headlight in Fort Williams Park. So good!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Now called Bird Dog, this restaurant features healthy vegan options, gluten-free, and fun dishes/pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. They serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, and other goodies. Also a great place to pick up wine and specialty food and cheeses or locally made gifts. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A gazebo at Jordans Farm where a Chef will cook up local farm harvest in season for you. Just amazing.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Fantastic homemade hard ice cream- hit this place up before or after the beach!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“call before as you parking can be a 30+ minute wait. you can byob - as it's bring your own booze because they don't sell beer/wine/liquor.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family owned neighborhood gathering place offering seafood, American classics & a few Greek specialties. We have gone here for years and the location saves you from the parking hassle of Portland”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Lobster roll food truck located at Portland Headlight in Fort Williams Park. So good!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now called Bird Dog, this restaurant features healthy vegan options, gluten-free, and fun dishes/pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. They serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, and other goodies. Also a great place to pick up wine and specialty food and cheeses or locally made gifts. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A gazebo at Jordans Farm where a Chef will cook up local farm harvest in season for you. Just amazing.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fantastic homemade hard ice cream- hit this place up before or after the beach!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Maine seafood in a casual atmosphere .So Fresh so good !Get your fried clams and lobster roll here .You can bring your own wine and beer too .They can steam your lobsters and clams for take out if you like .”
  • 6 locals recommend

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