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.

Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
Ogunquit Hotel & Suites
2 out of 5
719 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907-0656
The price is $97 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
$97
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
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.
Twenty Shore - 4 Beach Suite
Twenty Shore - 4 Beach Suite
Ogunquit, ME
Stay at this apartment in Ogunquit. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular attractions Ogunquit Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Amazing place and location
"Amazing location, amazing place, would definitely book again!!!"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Twenty Shore - 4 Beach Suite
Pink Blossom Family Resort
Pink Blossom Family Resort
3 out of 5
154 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Ogunquit. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (211 reviews)
"Beautiful place to stay & great location. 2nd time stayed here since Labor Day 2022. Nice & Clean property."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Pink Blossom Family Resort
 Quaint Condo 5 Min.Walk To Perkins Cove
Quaint Condo 5 Min.Walk To Perkins Cove
Ogunquit, ME
Stay at this apartment in Ogunquit. Enjoy free WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Perkins Cove are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (120 reviews)
Fall getaway
"We had a fantastic 4 nights! It was great to just park the car and walk around the town, and then come back to the condo to relax some more and get a great night's sleep. We would love to come back again!"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

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.

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