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Ogunquit
Travel Guide

Ogunquit featuring street scenes, signage and night scenes

This friendly seaside town in York County, Maine, is a popular destination for gallery visitors, beachcombers, history buffs and shoppers. 

Legend sys the Abenaki tribe gave Ogunquit its name because the word means “beautiful place by the sea.” See how this quaint seaside town in southern Maine certainly lives up to its name. Between sandy beaches, a charming town center and stunning scenery, Ogunquit offers a wonderful variety of activities.

Take advantage of Ogunquit’s seaside location at Ogunquit Beach. This 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) beach along the Atlantic Ocean is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, shell collecting and bird watching.

No trip to Ogunquit is complete without visiting Perkins Cove, a charming fishing community just south of the town center. Watch boats go in and out of the harbor and observe its hand-operated footbridge in operation.

Go for a scenic stroll along Marginal Way. The 1-mile (2-kilometer) walking path snakes along the coast between Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Beach. Admire views of the out-of-use Marginal Way Lighthouse and try to spot piping plovers nesting in the dunes near the beach.

Step back in time at Ogunquit Memorial Library. The fieldstone building, complete with a turret and arched entrance, looks like something out of a fairy tale. Inside, discover books and curios including an antique grandfather clock and an array of historic paintings.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art is dedicated exclusively to American modern art. Study works by Maine artists including Eliot O’Hara, Carl Waters and Henry Strater. Outside, walk through the oceanfront sculpture garden.

The town center is a lively place any time of year. Enjoy locally caught seafood at one of its many restaurants. Stay in a charming inn or a luxurious spa resort. Browse a variety of shops and galleries. See a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse, with top Broadway performances and original productions.

Ogunquit is a very pedestrian-friendly town and can be easily explored on foot. For a more unique experience, hop aboard the vintage Oqunquit Trolley, which makes stops throughout town and at the beach.

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is CA $103 per night from May 19 to May 19
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Footbridge Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (693 reviews)
"I loved everything"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is CA $138 per night from May 15 to May 15
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (960 reviews)
"The Georges Grant hotel was wonderful. Conveniently located, comfortable beds, spacious rooms- couldn’t ask for more!"

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Gorges Grant Hotel
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $130 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)
"Stayed 1 night, enjoyed our stay. Inn was very well kept and clean! Would stay again."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Juniper Hill Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pink Blossom Family Resort
Pink Blossom Family Resort
3 out of 5
154 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
The price is CA $108 per night from May 12 to May 12
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is steps from Ogunquit Memorial Library and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Beach and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within 15 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (149 reviews)
"The Pink Blossom is located in a great place for walking to town and to the Marginal Walkway."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Pink Blossom Family Resort
Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins Cove
Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins Cove
Ogunquit, ME
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Marginal Way, and Perkins Cove. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
"It was a beautiful little weekend getaway which was perfect for my husband and I. A quick walking distance to gorgeous Perkins Cove and close to downtown Ogunquit made it a great experience. The owner is wonderfully accommodating and gracious. She communicates the entire time and wishes all to make ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 30, 2021

Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins Cove
Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
3.5 out of 5
113 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME
Located in Ogunquit, this beachfront cottage is in the city center, just steps from Perkins Cove and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Beach and Ogunquit Playhouse are ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Beautiful view and location
"Fantastic view and location. Walkable to restaurants and shops yet very quiet and peaceful. Full kitchen plus towels and linens were great. The WiFi worked great. Check in was easy and seamless. The only negative is that we did not realize the master bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom is downstairs. ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2016

Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 5, 2020

Been coming to Ogunquit for years, love how quaint the town is, and this was our first time coming at Christmas and we loved it, the town looked so pretty decorated with christmas lights.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 14, 2019

Love this area and have stayed here on many trips...usually for our anniversary! Highly recommend this destination.

4/5 - Good

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Aug 26, 2019

Marginal Way is beautiful. Amazing breakfast at Coves Cafe. Best lobster at Lobster Shack. Too crowded at Ogunquit beach, no parking available at 11am??!! We’re told to park far away. Not too convenient with toddlers and having to carry everything.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 23, 2019

Very beautiful and quaint village. Lots of tourists, but we stayed a bit further from the centre, so our hotel was quiet. The beach was great and clean. Will recommend this beautiful little town!

4/5 - Good

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Aug 17, 2019

Parking near to the beach difficult or too expensive.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 16, 2019

Great place, beautiful

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