According to the language of the local Native Americans, “Ogunquit” means “beautiful place by the sea.” That fits in this Maine coastal town, only four square miles but packed with tons to see and do. The 3 1/2-mile-long beach, with white sand and gentle surf, is perfect for playing in the waves, sunbathing, building sandcastles, kite flying or collecting shells. The village of Ogunquit has evolved into one of the most scenic on the Maine coast with shops, restaurants, inns and candy stores to investigate. Walking, running and biking are very popular in the village, making it easy to get around.
Things to do
Perkins Cove – A small fishing village, Perkins Cove is home to restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries. Some of the fishing and lobster boats offer hands-on tours and fishing trips. With Finestkind Scenic Cruises (finestkindcruises.com) you can book lobster tours as well as lighthouse and cocktail cruises. If you prefer deep-sea fishing or party cruises, check out Ugly Anne (mackinawtour.com) and Bunny Clark (bunnyclark.com). Don’t miss the manually operated drawbridge and locally made saltwater taffy. perkinscove03907.com
Marginal Way – This walking route, a little over a mile long, connects Perkins Cove with Ogunquit Beach. A stroll takes about 20 minutes and opens up scenic vistas of both the town and the sea.