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OgunquitUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Ogunquit

Ogunquit River Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
Ogunquit River Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
17 Post Road, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $94 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Footbridge Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ogunquit Beach and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Playhouse and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (242 reviews)

"Beautiful property. Clean, quiet.Room updated with great shower."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Ogunquit River Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $84 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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! (642 reviews)

"That was a great place to stay in Ogunquit . We enjoyed it"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $88 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (934 reviews)

"The staff was especially nice from the front desk to room service cleaning."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

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.

Vacation Rentals in Ogunquit

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! (136 reviews)

"This was our second time staying at Pink Blossom Family Resort and we plan to again in the future. The location is fantastic - close enough to be within walking distance to the beach, marginal walkway and restaurants, yet far enough so that the grounds are quiet. The staff was friendly and greeted ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Pink Blossom Family Resort
Dunes on the Waterfront
Dunes on the Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
518 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME

Nestled on the beach, this Ogunquit cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"the heating device is a little noisy"…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dunes on the Waterfront
Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins Cove
Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins Cove
Ogunquit, ME

Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Marginal Way, and Perkins Cove. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Comfy Cozy Convenient

"Very comfortably furnished studio apartment within 5 minute walk to Perkins Cove. Apartment was immaculately clean and despite Covid concerns we were able to leave our Lysol in the car! Would highly recommend this apartment for 2 people. Having a deck, lots of comfortable sitting options for reading, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Quaint Condo 5 Min.walk To Perkins 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.

Popular places to visit in Ogunquit

Ogunquit Beach
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Ogunquit Beach

4.5/5(836 reviews)

Collect shells, go bird watching, take a stroll on Marginal Way or simply admire the oceanfront views along Ogunquit’s beloved stretch of coastline.

Perkins Cove
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Perkins Cove

4.5/5(526 reviews)

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

Marginal Way
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Marginal Way

4.5/5(628 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Marginal Way, a popular green space in Ogunquit - Wells. Stroll along the seaside or discover the area's sunrises.

Ogunquit Playhouse
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Ogunquit Playhouse

4.5/5(68 reviews)

Find out what shows are happening at Ogunquit Playhouse, a popular theater in Ogunquit. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

At Maine’s only museum dedicated exclusively to American modern art, discover works by Peggy Bacon, Marsden Hartley, Charles Woodbury and others.

Ogunquit Memorial Library
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Ogunquit Memorial Library

Books transport their readers to another world. Oqunquit’s unique library, which looks like something from a fairy tale, does the same for its visitors.

Top things to do in Ogunquit

Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200+ Years!
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Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200+ Years!

$30
Per adult
Portsmouth Scavenger Hunt: Pretty Portsmouth
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Portsmouth Scavenger Hunt: Pretty Portsmouth

$20
Per adult
Private Full-Day Trip To Kittery Premium Outlets From Boston
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Private Full-Day Trip To Kittery Premium Outlets From Boston

$681
Per adult
Tea Blending
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Tea Blending

$65
Per adult
Alpha Omega Connections - A Spiritual Healing and Guidance Home
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Alpha Omega Connections - A Spiritual Healing and Guidance Home

$237
Per adult
2 Hour Sailing Experience in Maine
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2 Hour Sailing Experience in Maine

$110
Per adult

Reviews of Ogunquit

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5/5 - Excellent

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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.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 17, 2020

We love ogunquit

5/5 - Excellent

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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

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

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

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