The area of Ogunquit, just south of Wells, Maine, was first settled in 1641. Since then, its name has meant “beautiful place by the sea.” Today, that beautiful village by the sea is home to many galleries, celebrated restaurants, antique stores and boutiques. Think of us as your online concierge for all that Ogunquit has to offer. Each week, we’ll give our picks for the places to visit, restaurants to try and activities that can’t be missed while staying at our beautiful place by the sea.
A beautiful walk along Marginal Way from our Inn, Perkin’s Cove is a little section of Ogunquit with many shops, lobster shacks and beautiful views. Make sure to take a stroll along the Cove’s footbridge and admire the boast and sea air while enjoying a lobster roll or steamers.
Rated one of the top 25 beaches in the U.S., Ogunquit Beach stretches 3.5 miles along Maine’s southern coast. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing or searching for seashells- all only a 10 minute walk or 5 minute trolley ride from the Inn.
Founded in 1953, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art collects and exhibits American art from the 19th century to the present, especially art which illustrates the Ogunquit Art Colonies’ role in the formation of American Modernism.
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Sitting halfway between Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove, The Colonial Inn serves as a great vantage point to access the beautiful Marginal Way. This mile-long paved cliff walk boasts scenic rocky coastline and famous views.