Ogunquit Maine Travel Guide

 

Ogunquit, Maine

” beautiful place by the sea” 

My husband and I took a trip with our very best friends for our 37th Wedding Anniversary the last week of May.

I created a Travel Guide of all of the best places to eat and shop!

 

Ogunquit, Maine is the place to see the worlds most beautiful coastline views.

The town has a total area of 15 square miles, 11 of which is water; leaving 4 square miles of land.

 

Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, is a 1.25 mile trail that will allow you to experience this spectacular coastline up close.

I promise you will not be disappointed, it is simply breathtaking!

Marginal Way path takes you from the downtown shopping area to the fishing village of Perkins Cove.

 

There you will find quaint little boutique shops and art galleries in every nook and cranny.

The tulips here in Perkins Cove are absolutely gorgeous!

We booked the most picturesque home right in Ogunquit. It is located right off the main street, Shore Road.

It is also a quick 10 minute walk to the ocean. Making it perfect to walk nearly everywhere.

One of my absolute favorite features of this beautiful home was the wrap around porch lined with rocking chairs.

My friends and I woke bright and early every morning, coffee in hand and enjoyed the cool temperatures and beautiful nature that surrounded us!

 

Here you can see a small portion of Downtown Ogunquit.

Shore Road is lined with most fabulous shops and places to eat.

We really enjoyed spending time here.

Day Trips – Things To Do

 

Kenneybunkport, Maine

A day trip I definitely recommend is taking the short 20 minute ride from Ogunguit to the town of Kenneybunkport, Maine.

Another beautiful town located on the water full of beautiful flowers, boats and more.

You can spend the day taking in the charm of this coastal community!

We enjoyed shopping and eating.

 

 

The highlight of Kennybunkport is the short 5 minute drive along the scenic Ocean Avenue.

This is where you will want to stop and visit St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.

Which was  consecrated in August 1892.

Also, don’t forget to stop at Walkers Point to visit the George H. W. Bush family estate.

Which still remains in the Bush Family today.

 

Freeport, Maine

From Ogunquit to Freeport, Maine where they are best known as shopper’s paradise.

It is also where the Flagship L.L. Bean store is located. Which happens to be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As a seasoned shopper it is definitely worth making the hour drive to spend the day shopping!

 

Lighthouses

Also one big and beautiful staple of Maine is their Lighthouses.

It is worth checking it off on your list of things to see and do while in Maine.

This is the Nubble Lighthouse, which was a quick 5 minute ride.

 

 

Cliff House

Just outside of Ogunquit, a quick 10 minute car ride you will find the Cliff House.  An exquisite luxury resort located oceanfront on the cliffs.

If you want to treat yourself I highly recommend booking a spa treatment.

My best friend and I  booked a facial and a massage, it was heavenly!

The sanctuary room is surrounded with views of the magnificent cliffs and the ocean which was so relaxing.

Book your spa experience you will thank me later.

 

Favorite Places To Eat

One of the best things about a trip to Maine is the incredible restaurants you will find. Especially when it comes to seafood, the lobster an absolute delicacy! Here are my favorite places to eat that I highly recommend.

The Greenery Cafe 

The food is so delicious that we literally ate breakfast at The Greenery Cafe in Ogunquit every day on our trip!

 Do yourself a favor and stop in this local, from – scratch eatery.

They are only open for breakfast and lunch.

 

The Main Catch

The Main Catch is a newly opened  restaurant in the heart of Ogunquit is a must on your list of places to eat.

This seafood based restaurant  has indoor & outdoor patio seating available.  They have a wide range menu with a lively bar!

I ordered the lobster Cobb salad and it was so filling and tasty!

Reservations are suggested.

Roberto’s 

Robertos Oldest and Best Italian in downtown Ogunquit serving the community for over 40 years.

We had the most incredible dinner as you can see this exquisite shrimp scampi!

If you want a break from seafood I highly recommend Robertos for a traditional Italian meal you can’t go wrong.

 

Ogunquit Lobster Pound 

We love seafood! Let me tell you, there is nothing better to eat it while in Maine.

Another one of our favorite spots to eat is Ogunquit Lobster Pound  

Established in 1931 proudly serving the best Maine lobster for years.

Here you will find that fun traditional experience of cracking your own and wearing bib!

They open at 5pm for dinner. I suggest getting there early as they do not take reservations.

I still cannot believe how huge the lobster is here!

 

Red Eats

I saved the best for last!

Red Eats  is where we ate at the day we went to Freeport and shopped; we figured it best to make the 30 minute trip to Red’s Eats.

Which has been voted the worlds best lobster shack.

Located in Wiscasset it has been in business for 81 years.

Known for its huge and delectable lobster roll.

Although you will be waiting in a long line (we waited for over an hour)

I promise you  it is worth every minute!

I hope you find this travel guide helpful. Are you planning on taking a trip in 2021?

If so, drop me a comment and let me know where. We will be planning another trip before the summer ends!

 

Xo,

Kelley

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  1. What a fabulous travel blog Kelley. I wish this overseas travel ban would end so I can travel outside of Australia. Maine looks beautiful and you have painted such a wonderful picture.