Outdoor Wanderings. Indoor Offerings. Ogunquit at Your Fingertips.

Coastal Ogunquit may be classed as a village, but this beautiful place by the sea has enough sights, diversions, and activities to please visitors of any inclination.  Whether you’re planning an afternoon on the golf greens, in the local museums and art galleries, or cannot wait to explore Maine’s scenic hiking paths and white-sand beaches, there is plenty to fill your days in Ogunquit.

The Great Outdoors

Footbridge Beach
Just a quarter-mile from The Ogunquit Milestone, Footbridge Beach is, indeed, accessed via quaint footbridge. It’s also Boston Magazine’s No. 1 beach in New England and Yankee Magazine’s “best southern Maine beach to avoid the crowds”.

From Footbridge Beach, walk south along Ogunquit’s famous white-sand beach to the main access point downtown.  Further south, the town of York hosts Long Sands and Short Sands Beaches as well as the Nubble Lighthouse right on Shore Road.  To our north, Wells Beach promises seven miles of barrier beaches on the harbor and nearby Kennebunk has even more!

Charters launching from Ogunquit’s historic Perkins Cove will ferry and equip you for a day of trolling Maine’s best deep-sea fishing holes.  For the casual fisher, guests have been known to catch striped bass of great size as tides change in the brackish water of Ogunquit River.

Maine’s natural wonders unfold over miles of hiking and biking trails, including those at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, The Marginal Way, Mt. Agamenticus, and The Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

Both road and mountain bikers will find their niche in Ogunquit.  For road cyclists, scenic routes hug the coastline (e.g. Shore Road) or weave inland toward the Berwicks.  Off-road enthusiasts may enjoy the challenge of The Eastern Trail and sections of advanced terrain on the slopes of Mt. Agamenticus.

Ogunquit is a veritable golfing paradise with a range of local courses to test your skills.  Among them: Cape Arundel Golf Club, Cape Neddick Country Club, Dutch Elm Golf Club, Old Marsh Country Club, Sanford Country Club, The Ledges Golf Club, The Links at Outlook, and Webhannet Golf Club.  Families might also enjoy mini golf at the Wonder Mountain Fun Park or Wells Beach Mini-Golf.

Other Recreation

Museums & Historic Sites
New England is the cradle of American history and Ogunquit’s settlement in 1641 invites you to encounter antiquity at every turn.  The Seashore Trolley Museum, Berwick Counting House Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth are just some examples of local journeys into the past

From handcrafted artisan goods and striking home accents to sea glass jewelry and hand-thrown pottery, Ogunquit shows off its artistic side with unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else.

Art Galleries
Long an artists’ colony, Ogunquit and its surrounds are home to several art galleries worth exploration.

Amusement Parks
Southern Maine knows how to have fun!  Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, York’s Wild Animal Kingdom, Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course, and Funtown/Splashtown USA–home of New England’s tallest wooden roller coaster – are all just a jaunt away