Ogunquit Maine -
Bed and Breakfast Inns, Beautiful Beaches,
and Much More!
Ogunquit Maine - sigh - I have to admit, I have a soft spot in my heart for this Maine vacation destination.
Not only did I spend much of my teen and early adult years working (and having fun!) in this town, I met my husband here and got engaged on Marginal Way -
the mile and a quarter long walking path that overlooks the stunning Maine coastline.
It was on Ogunquit beach that we told our son he would have three new siblings from
Ethiopia, and it's the beach we took our new children to for their very first ocean experience.
The three mile stretch of pristine white sand beach, although crowded in the summer, is my personal favorite beach in Maine. The kids love playing in the
waves or building castles in the warm (rock-free) sand. I love the convenience of parking and public restrooms, shops, restaurants and ice cream for a cool summer
treat (important things when you have four kids!).
This small fishing village turned artists' haven, has long been a summer destination for those seeking beautiful beaches and a relaxing Maine vacation. This
southern Maine beach town offers a lot of charm. Art museums, galleries, theatre and Broadway shows at the Ogunquit Playhouse showcase the arts in a major way.
There's an upscale feel to Ogunquit Maine. The shops display gorgeous and unique artwork from the many artists that are drawn to the seaside town's
beauty. The bed and breakfast inns are plenty, inviting with their floral landscapes and wide front porches, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee with
a good book or the newspaper.
At only 4 square miles, Ogunquit is an easy town to explore on foot. If walking doesn't appeal to you, no worries, you can hop on the trolley for a small
fee ($1.50/trip for adults - kids free, and they love it!) and be transported from your hotel to shopping, restaurants and beaches.
Ogunquit Hotels & Bed and Breakfast Inns
The hotels in Ogunquit Maine range from small family run motels to grand resort style hotels overlooking the ocean. There are accommodations for every
price range, but you'll find your best deals outside of the months of July and August. Ogunquit Maine is a happenin' place during the summer and you'll
be hard pressed to find decent hotel rooms for less than $150 a night.
A few of the most loved hotels in Ogunquit Maine are the Beachmere, Riverside and the Meadowmere.
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motels and hotels in Ogunquit Maine.
Ogunquit is a bed and breakfast type of place. A drive around town quickly reveals that B &
B's are a popular option in this seaside resort town. Historic, quaint, lovingly restored houses and barns provide glorious accommodations for a relaxing
Topping the list of most loved B &
B's is the Gazebo Inn Ogunquit. Luxury awaits the lucky travelers who chose to make this their home away from home for any length of time. 2 Village Square,
by the same owners, is also highly praised for its excellence and is located right in the heart of the village. The Puffin Inn Bed and Breakfast is also
much loved by guests for its warm hospitality and attention to detail. This Inn is also located in the heart of the village.
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Ogunquit Maine Restaurants
Ogunquit offers many options for delicious dining for all budgets. On the higher end of fine dining you'll find Five-O, 98 Provence, and Katie's Cafe.
For a more casual affair with top quality food check out The Front Porch (where you can have a blast at the Piano Bar) or Angelinas Restorante.
Perkins Cove has a few restaurants with stunning views, like Jackie's Too and the Oarweed, but personally I would grab a delicious, reasonably priced
lobster roll (the best in town) at Footbridge Lobster (a walk-up, order and take away type of place) and eat it on a bench on
the Marginal Way!
For a change from seafood, grab pizza at Cafe Prego or Pizza Napoli, both serving good brick oven pizza. Ogunquit also has Thai, Mexican and Japanese.
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Things to Do in Ogunquit Maine
"Beautiful Place by the Sea" - that's what the name Ogunquit means, and there is no doubt about that. With one of the best beaches in all of New England,
if not the country, Ogunquit is a haven for beach lovers.
But there is much more to Ogunquit than sunning yourself and frolicking in the waves.
Not to be missed while enjoying your stay is the relaxing walk upon the town's Marginal Way. This paved pathway high above the Atlantic offers great
views and lots of places for relaxing on a bench while taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the salt air.
Children will love venturing off the path
to climb the rocks and explore tidal pools - I know mine do.
The path runs between Perkins Cove and the Shore Road, not too far from the village. Start at
either end and have a cold drink and delicious snack wherever you end up. Either trek back on the path or hop on the trolley to take you wherever you'd like.
Venture out on the water for a scenic or whale watching cruise, or learn all about lobster fishing aboard a real working lobster boat. Try your luck with
either sport or deep sea fishing. Love sailing? Take a peaceful sailing cruise out of Perkins Cove.
If you love the arts and entertainment, be sure to check out the Ogunquit Playhouse for their Broadway-style shows that have been wowing audiences
for more than 75 years. For a less expensive alternative, catch a show at the Booth Theater on Beach Street.
Ogunquit also is home to great museums
including the Ogunquit Museum of American Art - one of the best small art museums in the country.
If your looking for an classy, picturesque oceanside village in Southern Maine, a world class beach, plentiful opportunities for shopping, dining and fun, yet
relaxing, activities - spend all or part of your vacation in Ogunquit Maine.
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