Departing from Kennebunkport, the next stop on the road trip to Maine was Ogunquit. This small town is known for its beaches and seascape views.
Ogunquit (pronounced "Oh-gun-kwit") means "beautiful place by the sea" in the indigenous Abenaki (Native American) language. A few photos from this sea-side town are below.
If you make your way to Ogunquit, ME, then Marginal Way is a must-see destination. Marginal Way is one of New England's only paved (and public) shoreline footpaths. It spans a little more than a mile long, connecting Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove to the south. Incredible sea views abound on this stroll. There are multiple entrances to the Marginal Way path, including one that leads to a "secret" beach. The land for Marginal Way was donated to the town of Oqunquit in 1925 and a non-profit organization was set up in 2010 to protect Marginal Way for future generations to enjoy.
Perkins Cove and Perkins Cove Drawbridge
From center of town, I drove a few miles south toward a picturesque area of town nestled on Perkins Cove. Here, there are quaint shops and a wonderful drawbridge with amazing views in both directions.
If You Go
If you decide to visit Ogunquit, ME, I recommend parking your car away from the beach (there is $20 parking there and it's cheaper in the center of town; one example: the large lot at Blacksmiths Mall antique store charges only $5 for all-day parking) and walking your way around this town. Walking from center of town to the beach to Marginal Way shouldn't take more than two hours round trip (about three miles), even if you make a few stops along the way.