Directions

Transport to and from the vessel is conducted by the skipper from Willard Beach in South Portland via small boat.

Google Maps provides convenient and reliable navigation to Willard Beach Parking (weblink).

If unable to use or access an online map program like Google Maps, feel free to follow directions below. 

From Points South:

  • Take I-95 N (Maine Turnpike) to I-295 N (Exit 44)
  • Take Casco Bay Bridge Exit (Exit 4). Mark odometer. Cross over Veterans Memorial Bridge and keep going straight onto Commercial St. (Alt 1), looking for Casco Bay Bridge in the distance on the right (about 1.5 mi. from exit)o
  • When Casco Bay Bridge come into view, look for signs to Rt. 77 S. Ramp to bridge will be a left turn (exactly 2 mi. from exit)
  • Head over bridge to downtown South Portland, staying straight on Broadway (which veers left into town). Mark odometer 
  • Follow Broadway all the way to Preble St. (about 1.5 mi. from bridge). Take a right
  • When Preble St. starts curving to the right, look for Franklin Terrace on the left. Take a left at Franklin Terrace.
  • Follow Franklin Terrace to the roundabout, and veer right onto Willow St. Parking lot will be on the left a few hundred feet up the road

From Augusta and Points North:

  • Take I-295 S to Congress St. (Exit 5A)
  • Take a left at the light (Rt. 1A N - Fore River Parkway). Mark odometer
  • Follow Fore River Parkway to the end and take a left onto Commercial St. (about 0.75 mi.)
  • Look for Casco Bay Bridge in the distance on the right
  • When Casco Bay Bridge come into view, look for signs to Rt. 77 S. Ramp to bridge will be a left turn (exactly 2 mi. from exit)
  • Head over bridge to downtown South Portland, staying straight on Broadway (which veers left into town). Mark odometer 
  • Follow Broadway all the way to Preble St. (about 1.5 mi.). Take a right
  • When Preble St. starts curving to the right, look for Franklin Terrace on the left. Take a left at Franklin Terrace.
  • Follow Franklin Terrace to the roundabout, and veer right onto Willow St. Parking lot will be on the left a few hundred feet up the road

From Lewiston/Auburn Area:

  • Take I-95 S to Maine Mall Exit (Exit 45).
  • Follow Turnpike Approach Rd. to the end and take a left onto Rt. 1 N. Mark odometer
  • In exactly 1 mile, take a right on Broadway. Mark odometer 
  • Follow Broadway into downtown South Portland (2 mi.). Take a right at the light to stay on Broadway. Mark odometer
  • Follow Broadway all the way to Preble St. (about 1.5 mi.). Take a right
  • When Preble St. starts curving to the right, look for Franklin Terrace on the left. Take a left at Franklin Terrace.
  • Follow Franklin Terrace to the roundabout, and veer right onto Willow St. Parking lot will be on the left a few hundred feet up the road.

Parking

Parking is available at the Willard Beach lot. However, the lot is only open until 9 PM, so for Sunset Sails before August 30th, it's best to park curbside either on Preble Street or the adjoining side streets off Preble Street by Willard Square to avoid being ticketed, as you'll likely be arriving back at your vehicle a little after 9 PM. The curbside spaces mentioned are only about a 10-minute walk from the beach.