Cape Elizabeth

An affluent seaside town with a non-commercial feel, Cape Elizabeth is just a short commute to Portland and its urban amenities.

Welcome to Cape Elizabeth

Enchantingly rimmed by craggy shores and sandy beaches, Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to the spectacular Casco Bay.
An affluent seaside town with a non-commercial feel, Cape Elizabeth is just a short commute to Portland and its urban amenities.
In Cape proper, you’ll find a cafe, small supermarket, gourmet wine and cheese shop, and landmark restaurants like the lobster shack, where diners enjoy local seafood at picnic tables overlooking the ocean. Miles of hiking and biking trails are available to outdoor enthusiasts and on the first weekend in August, the iconic Beach to Beacon 10k gives local weekend warriors the chance to compete with elite international runners. The course leads athletes from the crescent beach along the coastline and to the finish at Fort Williams state park.


Portland Headlight

Informally known as the Cape Elizabeth lighthouse, Portland Headlight is one of the most photographed lighthouses in America and the oldest in Maine. Located in Fort Williams Park, the lighthouse tower is not open to the public but there is a museum in the keeper’s house.

Fort Williams Park

Featuring 90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay, Fort Williams Park is owned and operated by the Town of Cape Elizabeth. Here you can visit the iconic Portland Head Light and Museum, relish awe-inspiring ocean views, wander diverse natural environments, play on recreational sites, and discover ruins from a long maritime and military history.

Two Lights State Park

Encompassing 41 acres of rocky headlands, Two Lights State Park is a popular point of destination. Standing high above the rocky coast and rolling surf, visitors have sweeping views of Casco Bay and the open Atlantic. Picnic tables situated on the hills facing the ocean afford visitors spectacular views. Strollers and hikers can enjoy sea breezes along shoreline trails and watch ships sailing into and out of Portland Harbor.

Crescent Beach State Park

Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and water sports enthusiasts, and nature observers. A classic saltwater beach park ideal for strolling and sunbathing, where relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming and boating a pleasure.

Purpoodock Golf Club

A private golf club, with a highly regarded 18-hole course, practice facilities, pro shop, and private dining facilities.

Cape Elizabeth School System

The Cape Elizabeth public school system is reliably ranked in the state’s top schools each year.

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