"Beautiful place by the sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Ogunquit by Dabs

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Ogunquit translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans, the Abenak Tribe, that inhabited this area. It was the perfect spot to spend our last night on our 5 day New Hampshire/Maine trip. We stayed at the Gazebo, a lovely B&B, walked along the beautiful white sand Ogunquit Beach, did a little shopping and had two awesome meals in nearby Wells . I could easily see using this town as a several night base to see the nearby coastal cities in Maine or Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Everyone we encountered here that lived here was extremely friendly, from our hosts Scott and Bruce at the Gazebo Inn, to the staff at the Maine Diner and Fisherman's Catch.

We somehow missed two of the highlights of Ogunquit, the Marginal Way, a 1 1/4 mile paved footpath that runs from Oarweed Cove to Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove although we did poke around in some of the shops downtown. Always save something for the next time!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beach, wonderful hospitality, lobster
  • Cons:Seasonal closures
  • Last visit to Ogunquit: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2008 at 6:32 AM

    Ogunquit must be packed in the summer season-it sounds wonderful...and those lobster dishes!!!!!!!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    That lobster and the lobster roll make my mouth water, and the B&B looks wonderful. A reason for us to go back to Maine someday.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2007 at 3:45 AM

    That really is a beautiful looking beach! Yes, Old Orchard Beach has been famous for decades as the place where Quebecois flock to get their taste of the Atlantic! Delicious restaurant tips!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2007 at 10:27 PM

    Sounds like a great place! And Kristi, I sure hope you will be able to make it to the Euromeet and I am sure you will love Nancy!!! (BTW: Karlsruhe has some nice Art Nouveau architecture as well!)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    The Gazebo B & B sounds devine and you got an awesome breakfast there too. We drove by Ogunquit & it looked lovely. She-Crab Soup???

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2007 at 6:55 AM

    Nice page and tips! So the trolley was $1.50 per ride? Man, my memory ain't what it used to be!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    Mouthwatering restaurant reviews! Another lovely B&B with a bonus of the beach. Excellent warning tip.

  • rmdw's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 9:12 AM

    Great, great reviews!!!


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