Bristol

Bristol, ME Luxury Real Estate

Luxury Homes and Lifestyle in Bristol, ME: A charming representation of Maine’s beauty and culture

About 60 miles north of Portland on the scenic Pemaquid Peninsula, Bristol is a small port city rich in natural Maine beauty and history.  Home to the site featured on the Maine quarter and the setting of the filming of the movie “Message in a Bottle”, it is evident that the town is a proper representation for the State of Maine.  With a year-round population of more than 2700, summer residents flock to this fishing and resort area which encompasses the villages of villages of New Harbor, Pemaquid, Round Pond, Bristol Mills and Chamberlain.

Radiant summer days

Bristol and the villages it circumscribes offer a bounty of activities and sites to see.  Even though you will never have any problems parking, much of the town enjoys transportation by bike to travel and take in the scenic views of the trails of the local preserves.  Each of Bristol’s villages are defined by their centers but have ambiguous boundaries delineated by tradition. Delve into the U.S. National Historic Landmark archaeological sites at Colonial Pemaquid and Fort William Henry, or take an invigorating dip in the Gulf of Maine at the popular Pemaquid Beach which offers a snack shack, picnic spot, and a beach shop.  Bristol is home to many different businesses, shops, restaurants and inns.  Be sure to try some of the freshest and most authentic lobster you will find in the world.

Where Maine currency comes to life

Featured on the Maine State quarter, the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse should be a requisite destination for any amount of time spent in Bristol.  The lighthouse was built in 1825 and was important as it is located on a dangerous part of the Maine coast. Explore the lighthouse inside and out as well as the lighthouse keeper’s home which is now a museum.  While you are there, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Gulf of Maine from the land which the lighthouse sits on and visit the gift shop and restaurant located nearby.

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