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Ogunquit is the perfect location for your next relaxing getaway! This quaint seaside town in New England boasts scenic views and miles of gorgeous, white sandy beaches. Start with FlipKey to search for the best Ogunquit vacation rental to stay in.

About Ogunquit

Located on the southern coast of Maine, Ogunquit is an amazing destination for families, groups of friends and solo travelers!

Named "beautiful by the sea" by the Abenaki tribe, the town of Ogunquit was once the home of fishermen. Where fishing was once a main source of income, the town is now a popular tourist spot.

You'll be able to spot traditional New England homes, explore the many coves and soak up the beautiful views Ogunquit has to offer via Marginal Way.

If low-key is what you're after, then Ogunquit is the place for you! Enjoy relaxation at its finest at the Ogunquit beach or just enjoy a stroll in downtown Ogunquit.

Whether you're more of an active person and enjoy hiking, or would rather experience some history and culture in the many galleries, Ogunquit definitely has something for you!

What to do

In Ogunquit there is always something to do, eat or see!

Why not check out the hiking trail about 10 minutes inland at Mount Agamenticus? You'll be able to witness stunning views of the coast!

You'll also find a great kayaking spot on the Ogunquit River which flows 9 miles long. Deep-sea fishing is a popular activity in Ogunquit, and you'll also be able to go whale watching!

Grab a lobster roll or two and head on over to Perkins Cove. This little harbor has plenty of shops to browse and is easily accessible if you're walking along Marginal Way!

If you're an arts lover, then stop by Ogunquit Museum of American Art which overlooks Narrow Cove.

When all's said and done, be sure to grab some cocktails at the outdoor fire pit at BeachFire! Ogunquit has plenty of nightlife and you'll find a host of live music and dancing.

Top Ogunquit travel tips

Ogunquit is a walking-friendly town, so you can reach most things by foot!

However, you will be able to find nostalgia in the old-fashioned red trolleys that can take you around town! Trolley stops are well displayed throughout the town.

You haven't visited Maine if you haven't eaten Maine lobster! Check out the oldest original lobster pound, "Ogunquit Lobster Pound". Pick out your own lobster and cook it right on the spot!

Catch the beach roses, aka rosa rugosa, bloom from June to September! You'll particularly enjoy the scent of these flowers as you walk along the Marginal Way.

It's no wonder Ogunquit means "beautiful by the sea", especially with its three-mile stretch of white, sandy beach. Ogunquit is a place that everyone can escape to! Why not check out FlipKey to start planning your Ogunquit trip and find the perfect vacation rental to stay in!