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Family Activities

Culture and Family Activities Near Portland. Inn by the Sea and the surrounding area is rich in scenic and recreational opportunity.

Adirondack chairs on the lawn facing the ocean view

Summer Days

Take in the surroundings and enjoy the magical essence of New England this season. Take in the Inn's panoramic views from our cozy accommodations.

Other spring activities for hotel guests include seasonal events, SPA Specials, s'mores by the fire pit - and so much more.

Inn by the Sea Activities

Daily Activities

Yoga Mat

Morning Yoga

8:00am - 9:00am, Daily

Refresh the body & mind with a mixed level class overlooking the Atlantic. Meet on the front lawn, yoga mats provided. Adults only, available daily.

Inn By The Sea Nightly Camp Fire Sor Smores

Nightly S'mores

5:00pm - 7:00pm, Daily

Gather around the cozy fire pit under the starry night sky for a delightful session of s'mores making! This enjoyable activity is exclusively available for guests. Create delicious treats and cherished memories together (weather permitting). All ages are welcome.

Family Fun

Children painting pictures with paint

Children's Art

3:00pm - 4:00pm, Friday - Monday

Create a mantelpiece that reminds you of your Maine vacation all year long. Meet at the west end picnic tables. All supplies are provided. A take-away project is available.

Habitat Restoration With Goats

Bug's Life Tour

10:00am - 11:00am, Tuesdays

A whimsical look at ecosystems for kids - part eco education and part arts and crafts. Meet on the boulevard.

Path To The Beach With Umbrellas

Family Beach Walk

10:30am - 11:30am, Wednesdays

Explore Crescent Beach and the wildlife sanctuary with a naturalist. Visit tide pools, learn about local wildlife and the natural history of Cape Elizabeth. All ages meet on the boulevard. A self-guided hand-out is available.

Mother and daughter doing yoga on the beach at sunrise

Family Yoga

9:30am - 10:30am, Fridays

Promote health and wellness in children. Fun mixed level class for adults and children overlooking the Atlantic. Meet on the front lawn, yoga mats provided.

For Adults

Yoga Mat

Morning Yoga

8:00am - 9:00am, Daily

Refresh the body & mind with a mixed level class overlooking the Atlantic. Meet on the front lawn, yoga mats provided. Adults only, available daily.

Swimming Pool Has Ocean Views At Inn By The Sea Me

Adult Swim

8:30am - 9:30am, Daily

For the big kids only! Start the day with some laps around the pool or lounge with your morning coffee. Adults only, available daily.

Drinks By The Fire

Cheers to Vacation!

4:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesdays

Raise a glass with Managing Director Michael Briggs and the Inn’s management team. Join us on the lawn for a complimentary beverage paired with fresh hors d’oeuvres from Chef Brown’s kitchen.

Bartender pouring a drink into a nice glass

Elevate Your Spirits!

4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursdays

Join Food & Beverage Director, Shayne Conlon as he takes you through a class of curating ingredients, tools and techniques to elevate your bar at home. Reservations required. Meet in the Crescent Room.

Private cabana at Inn by the Sea

Cabanas By The Sea

Your exclusive, private hideaway experience awaits.  Relax to the waves crashing on the shore and the natural surroundings of our wildlife habitat by reserving your very own private oasis for the day. Located on the east end lawn our private cabanas offer a secluded, tranquil, and unparalleled experience perfect for couples.

Available for guests of Inn by the Sea, Sanctuary Cabanas are perfect for a private day of relaxation for 2 guests offered per day from 9AM to 4PM. Call the Spa to reserve yours.

Call (207) 799-3134
Beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach facing the ocean

Crescent Beach

Whether a day at the beach means strolling and sun-bathing or swimming in the light surf, Crescent Beach offers it all. Relatively warm water at  this classic salt-water beach is just a private boardwalk away for a day of fun in the sun.  

Crescent Beach Info
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For the Lighthouse Loyalists

The coast of Maine is speckled with lighthouses - with a handful just short drive or bike ride away. Pack a picnic lunch from Sea Glass for a day lit with exploring.

Portland Lighthouses
Babyquip Baby Gear

Traveling with the family?

We know it can be difficult to travel with all your baby gear so we have partnered with BabyQuip to make your family travel at Inn by the Sea a breeze.

Baby Quip

Rent Gear
Ice cream cart at Inn by the Sea

Virtually Breathtaking

Tour our beachfront hotel from the comfort of home. Walk along the private board walk to our mile of sand beach, sneak a peek at our Cove Suites, and catch a glimpse the grounds and our scenic ocean views. 

On property, we offer a variety of ways to experience Cape Elizabeth with weekly Beach Ecology Walks, Garden Tours, Great Pond Walks - and for the littlest explorers, and nightly smores. 

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