Southwest Harbor Maine visitors guide
Take hundreds of virtual tours of all downeast maine attractions below:
National Parks
Acadia National Park - MDI
Acadia National Park - Schoodic
Acadia National Park Seawall
Bar Harbor & Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor
Seal Harbor
Northeast Harbor
Mount Desert Island's Quietside
Southwest Harbor
Bass Harbor

Blue Hill Peninsula Region:

Blue Hill
Deer Isle

Ellsworth Area:


Acadia Schoodic Peninsula Area:

Gouldsboro: Winter Harbor
Prospect Harbor
Corea by the Sea
Grindstone Neck


Pretty Marsh
Brooklin  & Jonesport
Roque Bluffs

Some villages have been combined for touring convenience.


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Southwest Harbor, Maine
including Manset, Bass Harbor, Acadia Seawall  & Tremont


Virtual Tours in the Southwest Harbor Maine Area  
Southwest Harbor Clark Point Dock  
Great Harbor Marina
Scenic Vista of the Harbor
Scenic Dock on Shore Road
Charlotte Rhoades Park
Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden

Echo Lake

Ikes Point Boat Launch

Bass Harbor Light
Bass Harbor Dock overlooking Blue Hill Bay
Seal Cove
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Scenic Vista heading toward Seawall at Acadia
See Tours of Acadia National Park Seawall

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Welcome to Southwest Harbor Maine.    Take these virtual tours above of attractions for Southwest Harbor Maine and Seawall of Acadia, see the activities, accommodations in Southwest Harbor's lodging areas and places near Southwest Harbor here.   See the map for location.  See complete directory of Southwest Harbor Maine Lodging.  Southwest Harbor Maine is Romantic, inviting, picturesque... these are things that come to mind when talking about Southwest Harbor.  Southwest Harbor is the largest town on the West side of Mount Desert Island which locally is referred to as the "quiet side".   A stroll along Southwest Harbor's quaint upscale Main Downtown Park in the heart of Southwest Harbor MaineStreet provides wonderful shopping, restaurants and activities.  Southwest Harbor is where most of the historic bed and breakfasts inns are located along with the hotels, motels, and vacation rentals cottages making them convenient to dining, shopping and activities on Mount Desert Island.   You will not be short on also finding splendid vacation rentals in and around the Southwest Harbor area for your Maine vacation. In the Southwest Harbor area you will find a spectacular part of Acadia National Park at Seawall which you will certainly not want to miss visiting when you visit Acadia National Park on the Bar Harbor side.  It's just a short ride from Bar Harbor.  Southwest Harbor and the villages on this side of Mount Desert Island are free from the hustle and bustle yet are not short on character and many activities for your vacation enjoyment.  You can enjoy Southwest's harbor from many vantage points, one from the public dock off of Clark's Main Street area of Southwest Harbor MainePoint which is used for both commercial and leasurely boating.  At the Great Harbor Marina you'll get fantastic views of the harbor and islands beyond.   Just beyond Southwest Harbor to the left is Manset which is home of Hinckley Yachts one of the finest crafted boats in the World.  Next, you'll find Bass Harbor Head Light which was built in 1858 on a magnificent rugged shoreline. At Bass Harbor Head light you can enter on the right where you can go right up to the light house which is occupied all year long; however, there is a path on the left from the parking lot that will take you to the best vantage point.   There are steps that lead you down to the huge granite rocks that jet out where you can take awesome photos of the lighthouse.   You'll also want to stop at Seal Cove and if you're lucky you'll see seals sunning and playing.  There are also picnic tables that are placed to provide the best views of the Seal Cove.  You will also find the Seal Cove Auto Museum which is of the most amazing brass antique auto collections in the world, dating as far back as the 1800's.   Southwest Harbor is a beautiful part of Mount Desert Island that you shouldn't miss.

Southwest Harbor Maine was one of the locations where the Storm of the Century was filmed.  This was a TV series which was made into a movie.  It was based on the novel by Stephen King, who lives in Bangor Maine.   Southwest Harbor is also home of the Hinckley Yacht company since 1928.    While Southwest Harbor is just minutes from Acadia National Park Seawall, it also boats several beaches and attractions.  One wonderful attraction owned by the town of Southwest Harbor is the Charlotte Rhoades butterfly park.  Be sure to take the virtual tours the Charlotte Roades park in the town of Southwest Harbor here and visit it. 

If you enjoy golfing, you'll find golf courses, in Southwest Harbor and in nearby areas throughout the Acadia National Park regions.


Southwest Harbor Maine Lodging Directory Check out this unique virtual tour directory to find bed and breakfast inns, cottage vacation rentals, hotels  in Southwest Harbor and nearby harbors. 

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