As the summer tourist season comes to an end, many Old Orchard Beach visitors have headed home.

A few, however, have stayed to enjoy the final days of summer. The town’s attractions are difficult to leave behind: seven miles of sandy beach, a pier full of shops and restaurants and a beachfront amusement park.

To see a photo essay of Old Orchard Beach, go to and scroll down to the Darkroom.


Photos by Tim Greenway/Staff Photographer

Above, Larson Thantu, 7, of Chappaquiddick, N.Y., builds a sand castle along the beach. Below, artist Fannie LeVasseur creates a caricature of 4-month-old Tristan Lussier of Quebec in Old Orchard Beach last Monday.