We had the chance to visit Ogunquit, Maine 2 weeks ago and I need to say that we really enjoyed our mini vacations, in this ocean side small city. It’s a very welcoming little village, with basically a main street, family friendly and easy to walk from end to end. From Marginal Way, to famous seafood restaurants, Perkins cove, unique ice cream shops and to beaches, we really enjoyed everything. It is truly a family destination.
Here is what we have visited, in a quick 3 days, what I’ve liked and what I recommand.
DUNES of OGUNQUIT BEACHES
The Ogunquit Beach is a long peninsula of sandy beach surrounded by grassy dunes. Our favorite activities on those dunes and beaches were to build sandcastles, fly kites, chase seagulls, play in the waves with boogie boards and just watch the tides roll in, which really impressed the kids. We really spent lots of time outdoors the whole trip, enjoyed nature and family time.
Marginal Way is a paved 1.5 mile oceanside cliffwalk lined with benches that runs along the Atlantic Ocean. The path has some restaurants and gift shops along it, as well as places to walk down to the water. We found quiet, isolated little beaches between the cliffs and it was just amazing and beautiful, and were able to enjoy a yummy picnic with the kids.
Liam explored the marginal way running and jumping which stressed me out a lot since the cliffs can be really high… but the views were totally amazing and the boys really enjoyed throwing rocks in the ocean.
The one we tried and really liked, and obviwoly recommend:
Black sushi house ( sushi ) : 259 Main St, Ogunquit, ME
Amore breakfast ( omelette ) : 309 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Cornerstore ( Pizza ) 228 Main St., Ogunquit, ME
Backyard Coffee house : 178 Main St Ogunquit, ME
ROCOCO ICECREAM : 259 Main St, Ogunquit, ME
Sweet Pea’s Ice cream : 37 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
Love Shack Juicery ( smoothies, acas bowls ) : 68 SHORE ROAD, OGUNQUIT, ME
Ogunquit Lobster pound : 504 Main St Ogunquit, ME
Bandito’s Mexican Grill ( Tacos ) : 68 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
and a cute little kids toy shop….
Animal Instincts: 232 Main st. Ogunquit, ME
Achorage by the Sea
This resort is located in the heart of Ogunquit on Shore road where you can walk from to any attraction, beaches or restaurants in no time.
It has pools, hot tubs, saunas… and the view was just perfect on the ocean.
We brought the kids their little scooters and it was fun to see them roll in the village, but to be honest, depending of the time of the year you might visit Ogunquit, sometimes the side walks are so busy with people walking and visiting that it was not such a great idea.
I definitly recommand walking and if you bring a stroller, don’t bring an umbrella stroller like I did, bring the bigger version if you have, it will be much more easier to walk in the streets and especially on the beach.
It was overall an amazing quick trip, beautiful, relaxful and totally baby and kids friendly village.
Travel safe if you do.