Stretching for over three miles along the Atlantic Ocean, the beaches of Ogunquit are known for its white sand and crashing waves. The Main beach is easily accessible from the center of town via Beach Street and extends northwards for around a mile before seamlessly blending into Footbridge Beach. In general, the further north you head, the quieter it gets.
Ogunquit beach maintains something of a wild feel as it is backed by the Ogunquit River Estuary. This haven for wildlife also makes a great backdrop for sunsets. Despite its undeveloped appeal the beach here has plenty of amenities making it ideal for families. There are seasonal lifeguards, restrooms and you can even bring the dog between September and March.
In addition to the beach, the quaint seaside town of Ogunquit offers a variety of attractions, including a host of restaurants, shops, and galleries. Visitors can explore the town’s charming art and craft scene, or enjoy an ocean-side hike along the Marginal Way - a cliff-side walk featuring no less than 39 benches along its 1.25 mile length.
Ogunquit’s beaches are not only regarded as some of the best in Maine, but the whole of the East Coast.
The Sand dunes are home to endangered piping plovers so dogs are not permitted on Ogunquit Beach from April 1 to early September 7. Any other time dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are not permitted in the Ogunquit River Estuary.
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