The power of the ocean is so much more evident in the Winter months, preceding, during, and even after a storm. Come witness another side of Maine on the ocean's edge at Stage Neck Inn. Our Inn is set high on a peninsula which juts into the ocean. Because of the ocean, there tends to be less warmer temperatures and less snow. So storms that cause terrible driving inland can be minimal here ... yet the ocean will still be riled!
Are you a thrill seeker or thrilled by life? You choose your level of engagement! If you are a surfer, bring your board and winter gear. Or come and sit on the beach and watch the surf. [We provide a station of all-weather outer wear in common sizes.] Or watch the surf from the window seat in the Upper Lobby or Sandpipers. The choice is yours!
The ocean's activity can continue in the hours and days after a storm and is intensified when the moon is at or near "full" stage. Those who have lived around the ocean know that the sea can be beautiful and brutal. We must respect her power and realize that rogue waves do occur. It's best to remain alert and keep a safe distance ... well away from where you see waves crashing.
Below is an interactive wind map which can help you guage the activity level of the Atlantic Ocean. The white lines show the wind patters. Seeing the wind velocity works best on a computer. Drag the map to find the eye of the storm, then click and hold the mouse on the eye of the storm. You can then drag the cursor (while still holding button) toward the "I" in "NEW HAMPSHIRE" which is the approximate location of the Inn. If you have questions about how rough or calm the seas are in advance of your stay, just visit our web cams below!
The interactive radar map here shows current wind tracks with which you can anticipate weather watching at Stage Neck Inn. There is also a Doppler radar map shown. If you want to visit your favorite weather-related site, our location details are York Harbor, Maine 03911.
Reflect in the intensity of Mother Nature.
Realize that many people, even those who live here in Maine year round, have not seen the ocean except in the summer. Consider an off-season visit to York Harbor. We would love to host your stay. You are welcome to create the experience You want ... whether that involves going outdoors to Harbor Beach or staying in the warm glow of the Stage Neck Inn. (click any image below to see it's full-sized version)