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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.

The Milestone
The Milestone
2 out of 5
687 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$5,586 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Footbridge Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"All is. OK room clean. beds soft good location"

Reviewed on 2021/7/18

The Milestone
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$7,551 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blacksmiths Mall, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (348 reviews)
"The staff was the best . They helped me to grant a personal request for my bride of 25 years to make it a special weekend. I WILL return this fall.."

Reviewed on 2021/7/20

Meadowmere Resort
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$5,586 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
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! (721 reviews)
"Friendly helpful staff, clean, nice pool & hot tub Little further from center of town so need to drive & pay for parking or pay for trolley but otherwise nice motel"

Reviewed on 2021/7/17

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
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Hanscom's Motel and Cottages
Hanscom's Motel and Cottages
3 out of 5
273 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME
The price is NT$5,390 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
Situated near the airport, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Acadia National ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)
"Loved the outdoor area"

Reviewed on 2021/7/16

Hanscom's Motel and Cottages
Pink Blossom Family Resort
Pink Blossom Family Resort
3 out of 5
154 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
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! (155 reviews)
"This is an excellent location convenient to Ogunquit. Very nice pool, hot tub and picnic tables with available grills. Balcony is very nice. Kitchen and bathroom are a bit small and you must remember to bring your own paper towels and napkins."

Reviewed on 2021/7/14

Pink Blossom Family Resort
The Cottages at Cabot Cove
The Cottages at Cabot Cove
3.5 out of 5
7 South Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME
Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Kennebunkport Village Green, Mast Cove Galleries, and W. Robert Paine Gallery. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
"Our stay at the High Tide cottage was a dream. It was adorable, clean, cozy, and the ultimate relaxation getaway. The staff were very helpful. Would come back here again without question!"

Reviewed on 2021/7/17

The Cottages at Cabot Cove
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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