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Ogunquit Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Ogunquit Beach showing a sunset, general coastal views and a sandy beach

Collect shells, go bird watching, take a stroll on Marginal Way or simply admire the oceanfront views along Ogunquit’s beloved stretch of coastline.

Smell the salt air and walk with the sand beneath your feet at Ogunquit Beach. The beach lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ogunquit River. It is within convenient walking distances from the town center. Explore its 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) of shoreline and enjoy the sea and surf.

Ogunquit Beach consists of several sections. North or Moody Beach at the northern end merges with the town of Wells. At Footbridge Beach, traverse the long footbridge spanning the Ogunquit River. Piping plovers often nest nearby. At the southernmost tip of the sandy peninsula, join fellow beachgoers at Main Beach. Enjoy calmer and warmer waters on the river side of the beach. During low tide, explore Little Beach, which appears only when the waters go out.

From Ogunquit Beach, continue walking south along Marginal Way to the picturesque community of Perkins Cove. Along the way, admire stunning coastal views, including the white Marginal Way Lighthouse, no longer in use.

If you didn’t pack your own supplies, rent chairs, umbrellas and floats at Ogunquit Beach. Enjoy a number of facilities including rest rooms, outside showers and picnic tables. Purchase refreshments at the snack shack along Footbridge Beach, which is open seasonally, or at restaurants near Main Beach. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season.

Parking is available for a fee in multiple public lots in Ogunquit on a first-come basis but they tend to fill during the summer. Arrive early to be sure you’ll find a parking space. Ogunquit Beach is located less than 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the center of town, so you can easily walk between the two places. During the summer season, ride the Ogunquit Trolley for a charming and convenient way to get around the area.

Visit Ogunquit Beach any time of year. Although it is a popular destination for tourists and locals, the beach never loses its authentic charm. Expect more visitors during the summer, when people flock to its shores to swim and sunbathe. During the off season, enjoy a quiet stroll along the coast to collect seashells and appreciate the dramatic vistas.

Top Hotels Close to Ogunquit Beach

Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,195 per night from May 18 to May 18
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 2021/5/1

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 NT$2,994 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
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! (1,000 reviews)
"Great location for exploring the Ogunquit area. When I booked I thought it included a light breakfast but the Inn did not. My mistake."

Reviewed on 2021/5/16

Juniper Hill Inn
The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,488 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse. Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (596 reviews)
"It was a cute place with lots to offer once the season begins."

Reviewed on 2021/5/4

The Admiral's Inn Resort
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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Best Lodging Options Near Ogunquit Beach

Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,195 per night from May 18 to May 18
Gorges Grant Hotel
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,994 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Juniper Hill Inn
The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,488 per night from May 18 to May 18
The Admiral's Inn Resort
Anchorage by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
3 out of 5
125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$4,445 per night from May 19 to May 19
Anchorage by the Sea
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,781 per night from May 18 to May 18
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,886 per night from May 18 to May 18
Meadowmere Resort
The Colonial Inn
The Colonial Inn
2.5 out of 5
145 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,047 per night from May 18 to May 18
The Colonial Inn
Terrace by the Sea
Terrace by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
23 Wharf Ln, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,382 per night from May 18 to May 18
Terrace by the Sea
Abalonia Inn
Abalonia Inn
3 out of 5
268 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,681 per night from May 20 to May 20
Abalonia 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.