If you’re stuck for a bed along this stretch of the coast and don’t mind the chain-hotel ambience for a night, the Fireside Inn & Suites, 159 Searsport Ave. (U.S. 1) (www.belfastmainehotel.com; tel. 207/338-2090), is a very good backup option. Some rooms have kitchenettes and/or whirlpools; there’s a pool; a small breakfast is served; and some rooms come with sublime views of the bay (if there’s no fog, that is). However, check as soon as possible—the place sometimes fills up early. High season double rooms run from $145 to $219 per night; suites are more expensive.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.