The Town of Wells is the center of coastal southern Maine, situated north of Ogunquit and just south of Kennebunk. Beautiful and historic Wells is one of the finest family vacation spots in Maine, offering seven miles of coastline including four spectacular sandy beaches - Moody Beach, Crescent Beach, Wells Beach and Drake's Island Beach.

Apart from the beaches, Wells is a nature lover’s paradise and home of the nationally recognized Wells Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve which offers miles of walking trails that lead to undisturbed sand beaches, salt water marshlands and bird sanctuaries. The Wells Reserve hosts festivals, craft fairs and concerts throughout the season on their beautiful pastoral grounds.

There’s always something to do in Wells. Recreational activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing and surfing. Wells Harbor is home to boats from lobster fishermen to pleasure yachts and fishing charters. Within the Harbor you can canoe, kayak or paddle-board up the Webhannet River or venture out to the open waters of the Atlantic through the Wells breakwater. Wells Harbor is also home to Wells Harbor Park where concerts at the Gazebo are free in summertime, and special events like craft fairs, Chilifest and Harborfest take place every year.

Wells is also referred to as the Antique Capital of the World, with dozens of antique shops located along U.S. Route 1.  Antique shoppers will love the countless treasures they might find, including everything from jewelry, artwork and furniture to sculptures, rare books and fine period furniture.

The Wells, Maine Transportation Center is home to the Downeaster Passenger Train operated by Amtrak which runs from Boston's North Station to Portland, Maine. The center is served by taxis and an in-season trolley service, it's an easy commute to Boston and Portland, making it an ideal place to live!