Ogunquit Beach

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

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907-0656
The price is $99 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$99
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Ogunquit. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"I felt they were very accommodating to change rooms to be side by side with our travel companions."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $126 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$126
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this spa hotel in Ogunquit. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (584 reviews)
"Liked the indoor pool, outdoor hot tub and the indoor Roman Bath. Quiet setting, front desk staff very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Meadowmere Resort
Anchorage by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
3 out of 5
125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
The price is $152 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$152
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Ogunquit. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (446 reviews)
"Beautiful location. Relaxing atmosphere. Everything you need for a quick getaway in one location. Can’t wait to go again!"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Anchorage by the Sea
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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Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907-0656
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Meadowmere Resort
Anchorage by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
3 out of 5
125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Anchorage by the Sea
Terrace by the Sea
Terrace by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
23 Wharf Ln, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Terrace by the Sea
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Gorges Grant Hotel
The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
The Admiral's Inn Resort
Cliff House Maine
Cliff House Maine
4.5 out of 5
591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME, 03902
Cliff House Maine
Old Village Inn
Old Village Inn
3 out of 5
250 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Old Village Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Juniper Hill Inn
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