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.

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Top Hotels Close to Ogunquit Beach

The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $83 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (674 reviews)
"Sparkling clean and sweet smelling. Great location walking distance from downtown Ogunquit and Marginal Way. Easy parking."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

The Admiral's Inn Resort
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blacksmiths Mall and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (401 reviews)
"Continental breakfast was ok, could add juices. A bit noisy from upstairs guests."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Meadowmere Resort
Terrace by the Sea
Terrace by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
23 Wharf Ln, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $101 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ogunquit Beach and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Playhouse and Perkins Cove are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (284 reviews)
"We had a lovely view of the ocean. The room and the bed were very comfortable. Terrace by the Sea is in a perfect location to get to dining, beach, shopping & the Marginal Way."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Terrace by the Sea
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The Admiral's Inn Resort
The Admiral's Inn Resort
3 out of 5
95 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $83 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
The Admiral's Inn Resort
Meadowmere Resort
Meadowmere Resort
2.5 out of 5
74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $109 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Meadowmere Resort
Terrace by the Sea
Terrace by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
23 Wharf Ln, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $101 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Terrace by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
Anchorage by the Sea
3 out of 5
125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $145 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Anchorage by the Sea
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $104 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Gorges Grant Hotel
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $94 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $93 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Juniper Hill Inn
Sea Rose Suites
Sea Rose Suites
3.5 out of 5
214 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
Sea Rose Suites
The Colonial Inn
The Colonial Inn
2.5 out of 5
145 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME
The Colonial Inn
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