The town of Ogunquit was once a village within the town of Wells which was settled in 1641.  Ogunquit remained a part of Wells until 1980.  Like other ocean side towns in Maine, Ogunquit a popular fishing village.  To help protect the fishermen’s boats from storms a trench was built to connect a local cove with a river.  As a result, Perkins Cove was formed.  Today, Perkins Cove is a popular tourist location with restaurants and shops, as well as a beautiful coastal walk known as Marginal Way.  Marginal Way is a mile and a half walk, along the rocky coastline, from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.

With its breath taking scenery, Ogunquit is a popular place for artists to come and recreate this picturesque town.  Visitors also come here to enjoy the beautiful, white sand beach, first class restaurants, the theater, and abundance of shopping.

Ogunquit is a popular seasonal, resort destination with something for everyone.  Whether you’re looking for a family resort or a quiet B&B or inn, you can find it in this small ocean side town.

Getting There:

Only an hour from Boston and Portland, Ogunquit is easy to find right off of Route 1.