Wells, Maine Community Info

Wells, Maine
Wells Beach, Wells, Maine

The Town of Wells, named by its early settlers for the cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, England, is conveniently located on Maine's southern coast between the quaint towns of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. From pastoral Drakes Island to beautiful Moody Beach, the majestic Maine shoreline sweeps in a crescent, bordering the ocean's sandy beaches and picturesque salt marshes.

Wells, Maine Things to Do

Wells Beaches: With 7 miles of beach for you to explore, Wells is a beach lover's dream. Drakes Island Beach is a long sandy beach that tends to be uncrowded and is walking distance to Laudholm Farm Beach and the Rachel Carson bird sanctuary. Bring the kids tide pooling at Wells' Crescent Beach. Private Moody Beach is a 15 minute walk from Ogunquit Beach.

Wells Dining: Mike's Clam Shack offers great seafood for take-out or dine-in. Do you have a hankering for steak? Wells' Steakhouse Restaurant on Route One is sure to satisfy your craving. Sweeping ocean views will complete your fine dining experience at theGrey Gull Restaurant. Enjoy an ice cream cone or delicious brownie sundae on a hot summer day at Big Daddy's in Wells. For the best donuts, and also a fantastic breakfast including lobster pancakes, visit Wells' Congdon's RestaurantMore dining options in Wells, Maine, and the surrounding area.

Wells Harbor: Enjoy the free summer music series at Wells Harbor Park. Watch the bustle of boats in Wells' small fishing harbor, charter a day of deep sea fishing with Lethal Weapon Fishing Charters, or kick back, relax, and watch fishing take place along the breakwater.

Wells Links

Town of Wells | Wells Weather | Wells Map | Wells Tide Chart | State of Maine | Wells WebCam | York County

Municipal Services

Office/Department Phone Number
Clerk 207-646-2882
Code Enforcement Office 207-646-5187
Fire Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 207-646-7912
Police Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Police Dept. (non-emergency) 207-646-9354
Public Works 207-646-3014
Parks and Recreation Dept. 207-646-5826
Sewer District 207-646-5906
Tax Assessor 207-646-6081
Transfer Station 207-646-8647
Water District (KKW) 207-985-3385
Wells Public Library 207-646-8181


  Town Hall Dump
Monday 8:00-5:00 Closed
Tuesday 8:00-5:00 8:00-3:55
Wednesday 8:00-5:00 8:00-3:55
Thursday 8:00-5:00 8:00-3:55
Friday 8:00-5:00 8:00-3:55
Saturday Closed 8:00-3:55
Sunday Closed Closed

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Public School Information

Office Phone Number
School Superintendent's Office 207-646-8331
Adult Education 207-646-4565
Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Wells Elementary School K-4 207-646-5953
Wells Junior High School (Middle School) 5-8 207-646-5142
Wells High School 9-12 207-646-7011

Private/Parochial Schools

Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME pre-K-12 207-384-2164
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH 9-12 603-772-4311
St. Thomas Aquinas H. S., Dover, NH 9-12 603-742-3206
Portsmouth Christian Academy, Dover, NH Pre-K to 12 603-742-3617
St. Patrick School, Portsmouth, NH Pre-K to 8 603-436-0793
Saint Mary Academy, Dover, NH K to 8 603-742-3299
The School Around Us, Kennebunk, ME K-8 207-967-3143
The New School, Kennebunk, ME 9-12 207-985-3745

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Town Statistics and Information

Population: 9,589 (2010)
Land area: 73.6 square miles
County: York
County Seat: Alfred
Tax rate: $10.16 /thousand for 2017-2018
% of Value: 100%

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Other Contact Information

Office, Dept., etc. Phone Number
Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit 207-646-4775
Wells Chamber of Commerce 207-646-2451
Wells Guide N/A
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve 207-646-1555

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Area Hospitals

Hospital Phone Numbers
York Hospital (York, ME) 207-363-4321, 877-363-4321
Wells Regional Medical Community (Wells, ME) 207-646-5211, 877-363-4321
South Berwick Medical Services (South Berwick, ME) 207-384-8130
Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth, NH) 603-436-5110, 800-685-8282
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover, NH) 603-742-5252
Exeter Hospital (Exeter, NH) 603-778-7311, 800-439-3837
Southern Maine Medical Center (Biddeford, ME) 207-283-7000
Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME) 207-871-0111
Goodall Hospital (Sanford, ME) 207-324-4310