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Ogunquit, ME
Travel Guide

Ogunquit showing street scenes, night scenes and signage

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,780 per night from May 17 to May 17
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! (691 reviews)
"The property is very conveniently located on Route 1 in Ogunquit. There is a trolley stop nearby. Because of Covid and the time of the year, the fitness facility and the pool were not available. Katie, the only staff member we dealt with, was very pleasant and helpful. Our room was immaculate and ..."

Reviewed on 2021/3/11

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,920 per night from May 9 to May 9
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! (962 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
The price is NT$2,618 per night from May 9 to May 9
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! (999 reviews)
"Stayed 1 night, enjoyed our stay. Inn was very well kept and clean! Would stay again."

Reviewed on 2021/5/3

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 NT$2,487 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 2021/5/4

Pink Blossom Family Resort
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 2016/7/17

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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Mar 17, 2020

Always enjoy Ogunquit. Keep in mind it was off season, so not many people in the area. Some stores & restaurants are still seasonally closed.

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Mar 17, 2020

We love ogunquit

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Mar 4, 2020

A wonderful friendly town. The Beachfire Bar and Grille on Main street was exceptional. Their grilled ribs were the best i have ever had. Great beach, love perkins cove and all.

4/5 - Good

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Feb 19, 2020

Big, wide beaches. Great restaurants. Very beautiful cliff-walk!

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 16, 2020

The girl at the counter was very friendly. My cousin and I shared a room we both enjoyed our stay and we both agree we will definitely go back there

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 16, 2020

We didn’t stay long, but we will come back

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