The town’s motto says it all; “Beautiful Place by the Sea.” And by the popularity of Ogunquit as a seaside resort that motto certainly fits the bill.

Ogunquit, which meant “coastal lagoon” to native Abenaki Indians, was first a village within Wells, which was settled in 1641. The first sawmill here was established in 1686, and shipbuilding developed along the tidal Ogunquit River. Besides constructing schooners and brigs, local shipwrights built the famous “Ogunquit Dory,” a fishing vessel utilized in the late 1800’s.

Ogunquit is also known for its historical trail known as Marginal Way, which stretches approximately one and one-half miles along the craggy coastline. The walk is scenic, hugging the coast from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. Today, Ogunquit remains a vibrant seasonal resort town, having separated from Wells in 1980.

Artists discovered Ogunquit’s inspirational scenery more than a century ago. Ogunquit is a wonderful spot to view dozens of galleries including the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, called “the most beautiful small museum in the world”. There are performing arts theaters including the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, a grand old summer-stock theater that often features top-name entertainment. Visit our Places of Interest Page

For those looking to relax visitors can enjoy activities & recreation such as deep-sea fishing, whale watching, sailing, sea kayaking, and hiking, or play a round of golf at some of New England’s top-rated courses, and of course there are numerous annual beach events providing fun for everyone.

Ogunquit has everything for every type of traveler. Lodging choices range from cozy B&B’s to fine hotels, resorts and spas. Shoppers love the assortment of boutiques, gifts, and antique shops, and discriminating diners have an abundant selection of fine restaurants to satisfy nearly every taste.


Ogunquit, Maine offers a tremendous variety of lodging options to meet your family’s needs. From hotels & motels to cottages, condos and campgrounds. A Victorian inn, luxurious Bed and Breakfast, an elegant historic inn, a grand ocean-side resort or a budget friendly motel room. Your family fun vacation accommodations begins right here at OgunquitBeachInfo.com.

Click here for a list of local accommodations


With so many delicious choices available when it comes to dining in the Ogunquit Beach area, we want to make certain that we offer you a tremendous array of Restaurant selections. From take out to full service Restaurants, casual to refined, seafood restaurants to Italian cuisine, satisfying every appetite or taste bud is what the Restaurants of Ogunquit Beach, ME have in store for you!

Check out restaurants in the area

Parking and Transportation

There are several options for transportation in the area.

Ogunquit Trolley operates on a seasonal basis. With 8 Molly Trolleys, Ogunquit Trolleys offers a quaint travel experience.

If you’d like something a little more modern, Uber is available in the town of Oqunquit.

Ogunquit Beach Caddie offers its “little yellow taxi” service in Ogunquit Village. Check website for contact info.

We highly recommend checking out the Town of Ogunquit’s website for updates on approved municipal parking areas.


Attractions + Shopping

Ogunquit offers a wide variety of businesses to make sure you have all you need during your stay. Check out a few attractions here.