Three miles of beautiful white sandy beach, rated as one of the best beaches in America. It's the reason Ogunquit exists.
Several boat cruises run out of Perkins Cove, from a Nubble Light House cruise, sailing, to lobstering, to deep sea fishing.
Frequently Asked, FAQ
Often misspelled and mispronounced, Ogunquit (Algonquit, Ogonquit) is the friendly little beach and artist colony that hovers on the southern coast of Maine. Ogunquit features one of the top rated beaches in the USA, and a picturesque walk called the Marginal Way. Ogunquit is only 4 square miles. There are two main sections, the village and Perkins Cove. Most gay nightlife, B & B's and Inns are located in the village. The main beach, Marginal Way are also in the village.
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Laudholm Farm Reserve, a National Park
Located on Laudholm Farm Rd. (marked off of Route 1) in Wells. This 2200 acre nature area includes meadows, woods and 2 barrier beaches located at the mouth of the Little River. Seven miles of trails lead through fields and woods to the beaches.
A 1.25 mile walk along the cliffs with dramatic views of the ocean. The path starts in the village on Shore Road after the Sparhawk Hotel and meanders the coastline to Perkins Cove. Called the Marginal Way because its on the "margin" of the ocean, this is one attraction that is a must.
Ogunquit Heritage Museum
The Ogunquit Heritage Museum is housed in the Captain James Winn House, which was built circa 1780. It is located at the Dorothea Grant Common, which is accessible from Shore Road to Obeds Lane. The museum is home to exhibits in three different categories of Ogunquit's history: maritime history, the art colony, and the architecture of the historical Winn House
Ogunquit Memorial Library
While visiting Ogunquit Maine, a must see is the beautiful Ogunquit Memorial Library, on the National Register of Historic Places. Open everday in Summer except Sunday. Closed for lunch 12-2
A quaint New England cove with boats, shopping and great restaurants! Perkins Cove was the original artist colony where the post-impressionist artist painted. See the wooden draw bridge, and the house where Betty Davis once lived.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
This public park offers the Carson Trail, a one-mile walk along an upland edge which offers vistas and close-up view of one of southern Maine's most rare and valuable ecosystems: the salt marsh.
Take a Walk
Ogunquit is a small town, and has been called one of America's most walkable. You'll be amazed at what you can see in just a 15 minute walk!
A fun way to tour the town, and it only costs $1.50