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 October, some places from Memorial Day-Labor Day, the last Monday in May-the first Monday in September.
The restaurants also seemed to close early in the evening, at least in comparison to restaurants in Chicago. Lots of them have early bird specials and most seem to close between 8pm and 9 pm, even in season.
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 already know about it before you go. It doesn't bother me and I hope it won't bother you ... I never met anyone in Ogunquit that I didn't like or enjoy talking too. We had a GREAT time and we'll go back!