Newagen is a good, small, low-key resort with stunning ocean views amid a fragrant spruce forest, and there’s been a push here to renovate everything from rooms to amenities; a spa is said to be on the way. The inn is housed in a low, white-shingled building with cruise ship–like hallways sporting pine wainscoting and a cozy lobby. The 30 guest rooms have polished wood floors, Amish-style quilts, and country-themed decor—but no televisions. Air-conditioning was added to most rooms in 2015, and the bathroom fixtures got a handsome upgrade then, too. Downstairs, adults can relax in a pub or shoot some pool while kids try out the two candlepin lanes. (This may be the only inn in New England with its own bowling alley. If you’re not from New England, know this: Candlepins are maddening. Deal with it.) The 85-acre grounds are filled with decks, gazebos, a handsome in-ground pool, and walkways with magnificent water views. Five cottages with names like “Seahorse” and “Spruce” offer additional privacy, eat-in kitchens, and one to three bedrooms each. Take Route 27 south from Boothbay Harbor across the Southport Island bridge, continuing to the south tip of the island.