southwest harbor maine

Visitor Information for Southwest Harbor Maine. Take virtual tours of attractions, activities, lodging, hotels, motels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast and inns in Southwest Harbor and nearby harbors.
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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
plus nearby villages and harbors



Virtual Tours in the Southwest Harbor 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
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Welcome to Southwest Harbor Maine.    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 Street 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 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 Point 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 has many nice places to stay.  You can browse through our virtual directory for Southwest Harbor Maine Lodging.  This is a unique directory that puts you right inside of the lodging accommodations with 360 degree and panoramic views.  You'll find Bed and Breakfast, Vacation Rentals in Southest Harbor.


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