Introduction to Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 7 miles SE of Portland, Maine and 94 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Portland metro area, Cape Elizabeth is home to some 9,068 residents.
Cape Elizabeth History
Cape Elizabeth was explored in 1615 by John Smith. King Charles I named the town after Elizabeth of Bohemia, his sister and the eldest daughter of King James I. The area was first settled in by Europeans in the 1630s. Cape Elizabeth was incorporated as a town on November 1, 1765. Prior to incorporation, the town was a part of present-day Portland.
Cape Elizabeth and nearby Attractions
- Crescent Beach State Park
- Fort Williams Park Museum at Portland Head Light
- Two Lights State Park
- Portland Public Market
- Ferry Beach State Park
- Cliff House Beach
Things To Do In Cape Elizabeth
While at Cape Elizabeth, one can visit the Crescent Beach State Park and the Two Lights State Park. The Crescent Beach and the Cliff House Beach offers a number of recreational facilities. One can enjoy shopping at the Pond Cove Shopping Center. Tourists can also visit the Children's Museum of Maine, the Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach and Higgins Beach.
Cape Elizabeth Transportation
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Cape Elizabeth Higher Education
Thw University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus are some of the nearest colleges and universities.