Ogunquit Travel Guide

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Ogunquit Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful beach, great food, nice atmosphere 

  • Con
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     Seasonal closures 

  • In a nutshell
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     Get there now! Any season is wonderful. 

Ogunquit Things to Do

  • Ogunquit Heritage Museum

    The Museum is lopcated on the idyllic Dorothea Grant Common, located between Rte. 1 and Shore Road. The museum is housed in an historic 1780's Cape Cod. Exhibits there range from the early settlers , Perkins Cove and the early fishing and ship building trades, the Ogunquit Dory, the famed art schools of Ogunquit, early hotels of Ogunquit and the...

  • Perkins Cove

    On the far side of the town of Ogunquit, all the way down at the end of Shore Road, lies a pretty little village called Perkins Cove. Its full of tiny shops and seafood restaurants and looks just like a picture postcard of a New England seaside town. The small cove is home to several working lobster boats. If you're in Ogunquit it's a very nice...

  • Day at the Beach

    Go to Ogunquit Beach. We went on a day that was about 88 degrees. We were at the nothern most end of the beach. The water was really cold, c'mon it's Maine. I stood in up to my ankles, my feet started to feel numb. On a really hot day though that's all you need is to cool your feet. The kids mostly played in the sand. They would also go out to...

  • Great day on the Marginal Way

    There is a walking path that leads from Perkins Cove to the main drag in town. If you walk the whole way you'll pass a lighthouse out on the point. It's not a working lighthouse, but one nonetheless. Great views all the way and many places to look out, some even with benches, also you can climb down the rocks to where the waves are crashing. My...

  • Walk the Marginal Way

    The Marginal Way is a flat, paved walkway along the rocky Maine coast that links the Perkins Cove area to downtown Ogunquit. From the path walkers have views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rocky coastline. New England shrubs and perennials can also be seen along the walk which is a relaxing endeavor during nice weather. It's definitely a nice...

  • Ogunquit Playhouse

    We didn't have time to catch a performance here but it looks like they have a really good community theater with a full season of plays and draw some actors that you may have heard of, currently playing was "The Full Monty" starring Sally Struthers from "All in the Family" and Adrian Zmed from "TJ Hooker".


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Ogunquit Restaurants

  • Don't miss breakfast at Bintliff's

    The best breakfasts ever! Try the raspberry almond pancakes, the creme brûlée French toast, or the champagne eggs Benedict. All fabulous!! A bit more pricey... About $11.95, but absolutely worth it! We go to Ogunquit about 2-3 times a year and go every time. Not really a kid place, but if it's just adults you can't miss at this restaurant. Have a...

  • Beachfire - Better Than Ever

    Shame on me that it took reading someone else's harsh review of this place from 2009 to put the record straight, and acknowledge a gem of a place.For several years now, Beachfire Bar & Grille has transitioned from a place to pop in while in Ogunquit for those amazing $4.99 Happy Hour martinis and cosmos to a favorite restaurant with great prices,...

  • Fine Dinning

    One of Ogunquit's most popular restaurants! Five-O features fine dining, as well as a popular bar, and a late night menu. The bar is very popular with locals at night.Reservations recommended. We've only been once so far, so I won't have a favorite until I go back again and again.What I had was great and I'll go back sometime!

  • Italian at it's best!

    Nestled in downtown Ogunquit among the rustic shops and businesses you'll find a dream come true at The ImPASTAble Dream...Great Italian food with a menu that gives you excellent discriptions of what you're going to get. Check out their menu. It's pretty hard to have a favorite when you've only eaten there once so far, but I can tell you that what...


    A large and interesting restaurant right across the street (Highway One) from The Egg and I restaurant.There is a wide price range and large selection on the menu so everyone can surely find something they will like, both price-wise and selection-wise. Here are samples from their 2009 menu in various categories:Appetizers: Sea Scallops wrapped in...


    FIRST OF ALL, be aware that they are open for breakfast and lunch, but not dinner.They are efficient and the food is good. Often there is a line of people waiting outside; they give you a pager while you wait.There are several Egg and I restaurants in Colorado plus a new one opening in Kearney, Nebraska, but the Ogunquit restaurant is not related...


Ogunquit Nightlife

  • Due to the weather, we...

    Due to the weather, we ventured forth only one night after dinner to a lounge with a piano bar at Jonathan's. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. Of course the time of year had something to do with it. The summer nights would prove to be more entertaining I'm sure. Jonathan also has a hugh restaurant area, but I think the prices there are...

  • Piano bar

    So we wanted to get our friends together and have a nice time to visit the evening before our wedding. Jonathan's sounded great: piano, singalong, drinks, some bar food...unfortunately, our great idea was also taken by a very drunk birthday bunch who were very loud and less than pleasant. Oh well. Jonathan's was still very nice. The lounge area is...

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Ogunquit Transportation

  • Molley Trolley

    The Ogunquit Trolley Company runs several Molley Trolleys through the main streets of Ogunquit, shuttling visitors from the main beach to Perkins Cove and all points in between. If I recall correctly the fare was 35 cents per ride. The trolley has an open air portion which allows the riders to feel the wind in their face as they hitch a ride...

  • Driving in Ogunquit

    Driving through Ogunquit wasn't bad but there was a fair amount of traffic even on a Tuesday morning in the shoulder season. In the peak summer season, I imagine that roads are choked with traffic. As throughout the entire state, you must stop when pedestrians are crossing at designated crosswalks that are not regulated by a traffic light, most of...

  • Parking

    Parking in Ogunquit can be kind of a pain. If you're staying near the beach then you won't have to worry about it, but otherwise you have a few options. The first is the parking lot at the beach. This costs $4 per hour. The advantage of it is that it is really right at the beach so you can leave stuff in your car that you might need (extra towels,...


Ogunquit Shopping

  • Downtown shopping

    Since I was traveling with Robert who's not a big fan of shopping, I didn't torture him too much. We only stopped in a couple of places, both food related, where I picked up some salt water taffy and a couple of bottles of syrup to take home with me. If you are a shopper, there are dozens of little unique shops that you can browse in selling the...

  • 10,000 Pieces of Crap

    Oh man. This place is located across from where we stayed so of course we ended up going in. To be fair there really isn't any touristy piece of junk that the place is missing: ashtrays shaped like fat ladies, hunks of cedar logs with photos of fish laminated to them, stepping stones in the shape of dogs' heads, seashells from animals only found in...

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Ogunquit Local Customs

  • Gay Ogunquit

    Ogunquit has a well known and long history of welcoming gays and lesbians. Many local businesses are gay owned. Yet Ogunquit still maintains a family friendly atmosphere. I hope you won't let the strong gay presence deter you from coming here. Ogunquit is a beautiful place and well worth a visit.

  • Make reservations for dinner! ...

    Make reservations for dinner! Especially if you are there during the Summer season, because you might not get in. May have to travel to a few places before you get a seat if you don't or have a long wait. Luckily, we followed our Host's suggestion and called around 1:00 pm to the place we wanted to try each day, but other guests weren't as lucky...

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Ogunquit Warnings and Dangers

  • Seasonal closures/early closing times

    I hadn't really thought about the fact that this part of Maine is a seasonal vacation spot but I guess it makes sense because the beach is one of the major draws. Make sure you check to see if that restaurant you are dying to try is open or that B&B that was recommended hasn't shut down for the winter. The season seems to run from mid May-mid...

  • Alternative life styles ...

    Ogunquit, Maine is an artsy resort village (located 66 miles north of Boston) that has been welcoming gay and lesbian visitors and their families for over 100 years.A lot of the restaurateurs or bed & breakfast proprietors in town are gay. If that bother's you, then don't go to Ogunquit at all. This isn't something that's kept secret so you should...

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Ogunquit Tourist Traps

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    by RhondaRuth Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Perkins Cove. Okay, you've got to look around the shops, etc. But I really think any of the restaurants here are expensive, over rated and hardly worth it. The Marginal Way begins (or ends here) and it's okay for a quick look-over and browsing adventure. Oh, and there's parking here also for $6.00, but you can catch the Trolley for $1.00 down and $1.00 back if you don't want to walk.

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Ogunquit What to Pack

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    No matter what kind of trip you are planning, bring all your summer gear, but get ready for unexpected weather such as rain or colder temperatures by bringing jeans and sweaters, the weather is kind of changing and the nights are cooler by the sea. A good pair of shoes is also a must for a ll the walking around.

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    Both warm and cool weather clothing. Casual is fine, but have at least one jacket ... evening and ocean breezes on the East coast can be cool. We brought umbrellas, but found out our Host's would have provided us with one or two if we needed them. Anything can be found right in town if the establishment you stay at doesn't have it right there...

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    You should bring the following things when going to Ogunquit: bathing suits, good walking shoes/sneakers, a hat, sun glasses and a sweatshirt or jacket. Other things that you should bring are: a pail and shovel, beach toys, and sunscreen. All things you will need for a day at the beach.


Ogunquit Favorites

  • Just take a walk on the beach,...

    Just take a walk on the beach, the smell, the view, the air, its absolutely breathtaking. My fondest memories are countless but I can still feel the breeze on my skin and hear the waves crash on the many days I just sat on secluded areas of the beach to draw or just to think.

  • Sit and watch the sea. So...

    Sit and watch the sea. So relaxing to sit on any of the benches along the Marginal Way route and just soak in the sea air and relax. That's right ... spend some time relaxing. We didn't have 'lay on the beach sunshine' weather, but enjoyed the sea air anyway. Sitting in the 'tower room' at the Rockmere Lodge overlooking the stormy sea, sipping...

  • perkins cove, hop on the...

    perkins cove, hop on the trolley or walk to this tiny fishing village. we loved it so much that we found a bed and breakfast in the cove and stayed there each time we returned. we stayed at 'the dunes' resort the first time my family went to maine. My parents used to take me there when i was a baby, but i obviously can't remember that far back. I...


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