Diamond Cove: A two-mile ferry ride from Portland

Wonderfully secluded, yet just a short ferry ride from Portland, Maine’s largest city, Diamond Cove is located on Great Diamond Island, Maine’s premier island community. With spectacular sunsets, sheltered beaches, and acres of old-growth forest, this unique and historic location offers residents and guests access to 193 acres of authentic Maine island living, and is only hours from Boston and New York City.

The island offers beautiful views of Casco Bay and the mainland and is just 2 miles from Portland, with easy access to interstate highways, bus and rail connections, and a major airport. Diamond Cove is unsurpassed as a vacation retreat and a haven for homeowners and vacationers looking for a unique Maine experience.

Diamond Cove is private and not accessible from the mainland by car. The island has a very small year-round population and has a limited network of roads, offering a kid-friendly, car-free community. The primary modes of transportation are bicycles and electric golf carts.

Diamond Cove has a ferry stop at our private dock that is served with 11 ferries per day to and from Portland during the summer, and a more limited schedule the rest of the year.

Approximate travel time from Portland by ferry: 30-45 minutes one-way (trip times vary based upon route and cargo volume).  The Casco Baylines ferry terminal in Portland is 10 mins by car/taxi from the Portland Transportation Center where buses and trains from Boston arrive. It is 15 mins from the Portland International Jetport. (See links for bus/rail/airport under the Public Transit section of the Portland Connection section of the website or click here)

Note: Diamond Cove is a private community and although visitors are welcome to walk along Diamond Avenue to use the restaurant (within 50 yards of the ferry stop at Diamond Cove) and the General Store (located next to the restaurant), they are not allowed to walk through the private property, parade ground, parks, beaches, or private roads, or use any of the amenities within this community without an escort.