Perkins Cove

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Just south of Ogunquit, discover a quaint fishing village full of charming shops, seafood restaurants and postcard-worthy ocean views.

If you want to experience an authentic Maine fishing village, visit Perkins Cove. In this enclave of Ogunquit, located just south of the town center, explore an array of shops, restaurants and scenic walking routes.

Shop along the streets of Perkins Cove. Browse through boutiques selling locally made wares and unique gifts. See local talent on display in the many art galleries in town.

For a fresh taste of Maine, stop for a meal in one of Perkins Cove’s restaurants. Most of the restaurants serve locally caught seafood. Try some of the town’s famous saltwater taffy in Perkins Cove Candies.

Admire the assortment of boats in the harbor. Many of these boats are active fishing and lobstering vessels. Watch them come in with their catch of the day. For a hands-on fishing experience, book one of the boats for a unique day on the water. Charter a deep-sea fishing trip or a party cruise on the Ugly Anne or Bunny Clark. The Finestkind offers cocktail cruises and scenic tours around Nubble Lighthouse in York. Try whale watching on the Deborah Ann.

Visit the famed hand-operated footbridge in Perkins Cove. If a tall ship happens to be entering or exiting the cove, you might have the opportunity to draw up the bridge yourself.

Explore the coastline of Perkins Cove and beyond along Marginal Way. The pathway stretches for over 1 mile (2 kilometers) between Perkins Cove and the entrance to Ogunquit Beach to the north. Stroll along the gentle paved path and stop at one of the many benches to admire the view.

Perkins Cove and its surroundings are a popular destination for birdwatchers. Look for colorful harlequin ducks and purple sandpipers. Other birds, such as sparrows and mockingbirds, are frequently spotted year-round.

Visit Perkins Cove throughout the year. During the summer, it comes alive with vacationers. Winter months bring a blanket of slow and a much more sedate atmosphere.

Top Hotels Close to Perkins Cove

Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,578 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Perkins Cove. Blacksmiths Mall and Ogunquit ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (943 reviews)
"Staff was excellent. Room was sparkling clean . Grounds are beautiful and location is great ."

Reviewed on 2021/9/20

Juniper Hill Inn
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$4,685 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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! (370 reviews)
"The property is very nice- several different building comprise the property and all very accessible. Very pretty grounds and easy walk to town as well as the Marginal Way path."

Reviewed on 2021/9/14

Meadowmere Resort
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,021 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Perkins Cove. Ogunquit Beach and Blacksmiths ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (949 reviews)
"Well kept property , extremely clean"

Reviewed on 2021/9/19

Gorges Grant Hotel
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 Perkins Cove

The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,190 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
The Admiral's Inn Resort
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$4,685 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Meadowmere Resort
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,578 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Juniper Hill Inn
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,021 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Gorges Grant Hotel
Anchorage by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
3 out of 5
125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$5,128 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Anchorage by the Sea
Cliff House Maine
Cliff House Maine
4.5 out of 5
591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME
Cliff House Maine
The Colonial Inn
The Colonial Inn
2.5 out of 5
145 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$3,271 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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$3,136 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Terrace by the Sea
Sea Rose Suites
Sea Rose Suites
3.5 out of 5
214 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
The price is NT$2,744 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Sea Rose Suites
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.