The next points of interest are the Scarboro’ Beaches, where are situated the Atlantic House and the Kirkwood House. The one entrance which leads to both these houses is through a fine evergreen grove, largely composed of grand old pines. Turning to the left, where the road divides, we soon reach the Kirkwood House, kept by Otis Kaler and Son. This house will accommodate about one hundred guests. The rooms in the main house are unusually spacious; and the cupola commands wide views of the sea, also of Richmond’s Island, Old Orchard, and the White Mountains. It has a detached building, in which are many of the sleeping-rooms, with a large hall for amusements. Surf-bathing may be enjoyed on the beach in front of. the house. The Messrs. Kaler are experienced landlords, and their house is a favorite with many regular visitors to the seaside. It has in past years, when kept open in the winter, been a resort of sleighing-parties from Portland.
The right-hand road carries the visitor to the Atlantic House, a favorite hotel, long kept by Mr. S.B. Gunnison. It will accommodate from seventy-five to one hundred 4 boarders, and is always full in the season. It has a splendid beach, with fine facilities for sea-bathing, and having also a pine grove of twenty acres, with beautiful walks, it combines the attractions of the seashore and the countrv. The remains of an old fort are found here, dating from the times of Indian warfare.