Visit the Maine Coast, About the Freeport Maine Area

The coast of Maine is home to our Freeport Maine Bed & Breakfast, Brewster House. The charming Maine coastal village of Freeport,is a beautiful historic village, with L.L. Bean and over 160 shops and restaurants just steps from our door, yet Brewster House is located in a peaceful residential setting. Nearby are lighthouses of the Maine coast, as well as hidden lobster shacks.

Coast of Maine : Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Freeport is often heralded as the coast of Maine's number one destination. That's because our lovely coastal village has world class shopping, outlet stores and restaurants, including L.L. Bean's world headquarters and stores, as well as other popular designer boutiques, shops, and outlets. You'll also find outstanding dining in elegant and casual restaurants. Come, explore our back yard!

One of the things which first attracted us to Freeport was that there was so much to do! Not only is there plenty to keep you busy for several days in Freeport, itself, but it is ideally located on the coast of Maine so that there are many wonderful places to see, and things to do, within an easy drive. For a sampling, check out our sample itineraries. For additional activities in Freeport, the FreeportUSA Calendar of Events supplies the details.

There is so much to do! How do we organize our time?

We have several suggested itineraries, based on differing interests and lengths of stay. We provide these, complete with maps and driving directions, as a service to guests who stay at Brewster House.

A sample itinerary can be found here.

Freeport is a scenic village with a rich history of commercial success. From its early days of shipbuilding and providing masts for early American schooners, to its 1800's years of manufacturing, this tradition continues today with both the preservation of a village atmosphere and a sense of history, among its many shops and restaurants, led by the world-renowned L.L. Bean stores.

The shops and restaurants in Freeport are only a short walk from Brewster House. Freeport has that "small town" feel - with shoppers and visitors walking up and down Main Street at all hours (especially since most of L.L. Bean's stores are open 24 hours, 7 days a week!). The village conveys the sense of security that you get only in a small village on the coast of Maine.

Within a short drive of Freeport (making for easy day trips!) are Portland, Maine and its historic old port, restaurants, museums and attractions, Portland Head Lighthouse, Two Lights State Park, Wolfe Neck State Park and its craggy coastline, bird sanctuaries, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor, boats to the islands, Camden, Maine, and much, much, more! You may also want to read our blog posts, "5 Maine Lighthouses You Can Visit (within about an hour of Freeport)" and "Maine Lighthouses - An Accessible Treasure" - complete with map of Maine lighthouses.

In the immediate area of Freeport, in addtion to the five L.L. Bean stores are over 160 other shops and restaurants. Many are housed in historic buildings, and the area strives to maintain the character of a charming New England village. Additional information on Freeport's present offerings can be found at the web sites of Destination Freeport, the Freeport Merchants Association or the Town of Freeport.

Much historical information about Freeport is available from the Freeport Historical Society.