Ogunquit means "Beautiful Place by The Sea." This name is fitting because of the miles of sandy beaches, art galleries, shopping places, dining options and the scenic South Coast of the state. Bed and breakfasts are a good alternative to a hotel. It gives you the opportunity to stay with someone who knows your destination best.
There are many great lodging options in Ogunquit, Maine, including oceanside resorts, charming inns, large hotels and bed and breakfasts. These facilities offer WiFi Internet access, continental breakfast, daily housekeeping, parking, private entrances, private terraces and more.
Ogunquit is truly a family destination. The coastal town is ideal for families who enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of things for kids to do like sandy beaches, lobster tours, an amusement park, miniature golf, candy shops, musicals and more.
- Marginal Way: The Marginal Way is a 1.25-mile coastal walking path that intertwines the center of Ogunquit to Perkins Cove. This walking path takes you along a scenic coastline, while providing views of the harbor, ocean and beaches. Stop to rest at benches along the path allow for stopping to rest, enjoy the air and taking pictures.
- Perkins Cove: Perkins Cove is a fishing village that offers boutique shopping, art galleries, and restaurants that serve up fresh seafood. The lobstering and fishing boats offer tours and hands on sea experience. It is also home to a hand-operated footbridge. Visitors can draw the footbridge up when ships come by.
- Wonder Mountain Fun Park: Wonder Mountain Fun Park is an amusement park and a fun place for families. It features a video game arcade, two 18-hole miniature golf courses and the largest man-made human maze.
Some of the best chefs travel to Ogunquit because of its fresh and local ingredients. Seafood is caught every day and taken straight to restaurants to serve that same night. Ogunquit is also home to several lobster spots, which is a treat for visitors who want to eat fresh lobster.
- Barnacle Billy’s: Barnacle Billy’s is a seafood restaurant that is open seasonally. It is known for classic seafood, rum punch, lobster and having a celeb clientele.
- MC Perkins Cove: MC Perkins is a contemporary restaurant located on the water with ocean views. The restaurant serves steak, fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and gluten and vegetarian options.
- That Place: That Place is a restaurant and lounge that offers a lively, fun atmosphere. The restaurant serves creative seafood, steak and classic appetizers.
Art and Culture
Ogunquit has a large artistic community. It is home to the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, which attracts Broadway actors like Andrea McArdle, Carson Kressley and Sally Struthers. There are also family theatre and children’s matinees that feature storybook and Disney characters
- Ogunquit Playhouse: Ogunquit Playhouse was built in 1933 and is one of the oldest summer stock theatres. It puts on Broadway-caliber shows every season.
- Ogunquit Museum of American Art: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is a small museum that is dedicated to American art. It houses over 1,600 pieces of art and sits on three acres along the coast.
- Ogunquit Heritage Museum: The Ogunquit Heritage Museum allows you to walk through exhibits on the coastal town’s heritage. You get to see exhibits from the days of ship building, farming, fishing and sea captains.
In January, temperatures average in the teens, and the average high is in the 30s. An average of 23 days out the year, the temperature falls below 5 degrees. The warmest it gets is around 79 degrees in the month of July.