Welcome to Owls Head
Owls Head is a small community in Knox County, Maine. It’s located right on the coast, and its peninsula offers quiet, secluded beaches. The town’s easy access to water and tight-knit community makes for a lovely coastal lifestyle.
Owl's Head was named for its appearance on the map, which is thought to resemble the head of an owl. It’s best known for its beaches, where you can stroll for long stretches without seeing another soul. The area is also home to an impressive number of bird species.
The median home price in Owls Head is about $400K. Most homes are single-family cottages/ranches, and some offer sweeping views of the coast. Many homes also sit on large properties with lots of untouched lands.
What to Love
- Rustic charm
People & Lifestyle
Owls Head is serene. Take a boat out or enjoy a homemade lobster roll—these don’t have to solely be “vacation activities” if you live in this area. The small size of this community keeps it quiet and peaceful.
Owls Head is great for families and vacationers. The schools are strong, and there’s a lot of room for kids to explore and play. The local restaurants and museums keep this area from feeling too secluded.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
The shopping, dining, and entertainment in Owls Head exemplify everything quaint and charming about Maine, all in one location. Mom and pop shops, museums, beaches—it’s all here.
Car lover? Well, you’ve never seen cars like the ones in Owls Head! The Owls Head Transportation Museum has an impressive roster of old car exhibits that take you back in time. Prefer to travel by air? The Owls Head Airport is a small public airport where aviators can take to the sky in their own planes. If staying on the ground is more your speed, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities. Birch Point Beach State Park is a local favorite. Enjoy a day on the sandy, crescent-shaped “pocket beach.” You can also visit the Owls Head Lighthouse, a historic town staple.
Look no further than the locally owned Owls Head General Store for all of your comfort food needs. They serve everything from a hearty breakfast to wood-fired pizza. It’s a one-stop-shop for takeout or dine-in.
Things to Do
The Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts many annual events that bring this tight-knit town together. In July, the All-American Air Show offers a car show, live demos, guided tours, and kids’ activities. Learn about cars while you enjoy food from the Open Air Cafe.
Owls Head is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: