Approximate travel time from Portland: 60-90 minutes one-way (trip times vary based upon route and cargo volume)
Chebeague (pronunciation: “shuh big” (without a significant emphasis on either syllable) is one of Maine’s most beautiful islands! It is home to generations of year-round and summer residents. At almost five miles long and 1½ miles wide, Chebeague Island is the largest island in Casco Bay and is home to over 360 year-round people and more than 1,600 summer residents. Its name means “isle of many springs.”
Chebeague Island has a storied history of sailing, notably the stone sloopers, men who carried ballast for the sailing ships of the 19th century America and later granite for many of the country’s most spectacular buildings, including the Washington Monument. The many lovely Greek Revival homes on the island were built by these sloopers.
Things to do on Chebeague Island
Distance to the Points of Interest
Walking distance to points of interest from the State Ferry landing at Chandler’s Cove (where CBL lands):
- 1.6 miles/13 min – to Boatyard/Niblic/USPS
- 2.3 miles/44 min – to Library/Market, also Town Hall
- 2.7 miles/52 min – to Clam Shack, also The Bikeman (free bike loans)
- 2.9 miles/56 min – to Museum
- 3.2 miles/63 min – to Inn, also Golf Club
410 South Road
The Great Chebeague Golf Club
Bike or walk along the circular route that tours the island and you will encounter many other exciting destinations including the Great Chebeague Golf Club, a nine-hole course founded in 1920 that enjoys water views from every hole.
Stop for lunch at the Niblic, next to the Post Office. It is at the Boatyard which is located in the middle of the island on the East side. The library and community center are next to Doughty’s Island Market. Visit Calder’s Clam Shack, or a sit-down lunch at the Chebeague Island Inn. The Museum of Chebeague History is at the corner of the North and South Roads.
The Slow Bell Cafe
The Slow Bell Cafe is open from 9:30 for coffee and morning goodies; we serve wraps and salads to go or to eat in for lunch, and a full service restaurant menu from 5pm to 9pm. We’re located at 2 Walker Rd at South Rd. Call to arrange for a lift from the ferry!
The Chebeague Island Inn
The Chebeague Island Inn is a 1920s hotel that has been thoughtfully restored to recapture its classic beauty. Featuring 21 guest rooms, each individually detailed by local Maine artists, a Great Room with a large stone fireplace, and a 75-seat fine-dining restaurant overlooking a westerly sunset, it is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail on the porch or a special evening out.
Calders Clam Shack
254 North Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, USA
Phone: (207) 846-5046
Chebeague Island Inn
61 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017
Phone: (207) 846-5155
Classic Maine hospitality awaits at the Chebeague Island Inn, a beautifully restored 1920’s hotel situated on one of Maine’s most picturesque islands just outside Portland. A 15-minute scenic ferry ride from the mainland delivers guests to our classic Greek Revival-style inn, regarded as a favorite destination for close to a century, and now known for its fine accommodations and innovative cuisine
The Niblic @ Chebeague Island Boat Yard
24 Niblic Circle Chebeague Island, ME 04017
Phone: (207) 846-4146
The Niblic offers provisions and unique gifts made by local artisans. Located at the Chebeague Island Boat Yard in Casco Bay, we are a destination you are sure to enjoy!
Doughty's Island Market
237 South Rd Chebeague Island, ME 04017
Phone: (207) 846-9997
Great Chebeague Golf Club
Stone Wharf Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, USA
Phone: (207) 846-9478