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.

The Milestone
The Milestone
2 out of 5
687 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $84 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Footbridge Beach, Moody Beach, and Ogunquit Beach. Wonder Mountain Fun Park and Leavitt ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (914 reviews)
"After making my reservation, I called to request a ground floor unit because I am handicapped. I spoke with Phillip. He said the room I reserved was upstairs. I said I was unable to do stairs. He said he would try to help me. When we checked in, I was told he had helped me and we were assigned a ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

The Milestone
Juniper Hill Inn
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $93 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre, Blacksmiths Mall, and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (943 reviews)
"Great location. Rooms and property were in great condition."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Juniper Hill Inn
Gorges Grant Hotel
Gorges Grant Hotel
2.5 out of 5
449 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $104 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre, Ogunquit Beach, and Blacksmiths Mall. Footbridge Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (933 reviews)
"Lobby and restaurant great. Wish indoor pool were larger."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Gorges Grant Hotel
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Pink Blossom Family Resort
Pink Blossom Family Resort
3 out of 5
154 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $89 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is steps from Ogunquit Memorial Library and Marginal Way. Little Beach and Blacksmiths Mall are also within 10 minutes.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (167 reviews)
"Every thing was clean & comfortable"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Pink Blossom Family Resort
 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. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (92 reviews)
Wonderful hostess!
"The area is really lovely...so many options for dining, small quaint shops, walking trails...we were celebrating our silver anniversary...the hostess was so gracious and thoughtful! Thank you!"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Quaint Condo 5 Min.Walk To Perkins Cove
Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
3.5 out of 5
113 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME
Located in Ogunquit, this beachfront cottage is in the city center, just steps from Marginal Way and Perkins Cove. Little Beach and Ogunquit Museum of American ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Beautiful view and location
"Fantastic view and location. Walkable to restaurants and shops yet very quiet and peaceful. Full kitchen plus towels and linens were great. The WiFi worked great. Check in was easy and seamless. The only negative is that we did not realize the master bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom is downstairs. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2016

Perkins Cove Oceanfront Cottage
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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