The twin communities of Biddeford and Saco are unique and one of the most scenic in New England, blessed by ten miles of riverfront and another ten miles of shoreline. The gentle, rolling terrain of Biddeford-Saco meets the Atlantic Ocean at several exquisite beach communities: Biddeford Pool, Hills Beach and Fortunes Rocks on the Biddeford side; Camp Ellis, Ferry Beach, Bay View and Kinney Shores on the Saco side. At one time, the entire area was known as Saco Falls, and then West and East Biddeford with East Biddeford adopting the name of Saco in 1805.
Islands in the Saco River separate the towns of Biddeford and Saco where you will find acres of red brick mill buildings. These mills once housed industries employing thousands of immigrant workers. The Saco River is one of the cleanest in the Northeast, providing an endless variety of recreational opportunities.
In Biddeford, Beach Cove is a small sandy beach and Biddeford Pool is a two-mile sandy beach with lifeguards, gentle surf, and bird watching. Other Biddeford beaches are Fortunes Rocks and Rotary Park Beach.
University of New England
Our coastal Maine campus is located on a beautiful site in Biddeford, Maine, where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 4,000 feet of water frontage, enjoying the ocean comes naturally to our students.The people of southern Maine are friendly and welcoming, and the coastal area has a long history as a popular vacation destination.
The campus is home to the College or Arts and Sciences, which offers more than 30 undergraduate majors, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University Campus, with more than 540 acres, is home of the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot science education facility, and the Marine Science Education and Research Center, which houses the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center.
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