Ogunquit Maine for Seniors

The best attractions and things to do in Ogunquit Maine for Seniors are the Ogunquit Beach, the Marginal Way walking path, the Ogunquit Museum of Art, the Ogunquit Playhouse, Finestkind Scenic Ocean Cruises, the variety of village shops from homemade ice cream to lavish jewelry, the many restaurants and the shops at Perkins Pier and more!

You will never run out of "things-to-do" in Ogunquit. 

Ogunquit Beaches

Ogunquit Main Beach

Directions to Main Beach:

Main Beach parking lot is located at the eastern end on Beach Street. Beach Street runs off Main Street (Route 1) in the center of the Village.

It is a single entry paid parking lot (cash or credit card). Main Beach lot holds 400+ automobiles and has designated spaces for motorcycles and scooters.

In addition to the beach, bathroom facilities and outdoor showers are available and it is an easy walk to restaurants, shops and snack bars.

This lot is very busy and commonly fills up by 11 AM or sooner on good beach days.

See Parking Lot Fees and Operating Schedules here.

Ogunquit Main BeachOgunquit Main Beach
Ogunquit River at Main BeachOgunquit River at Main Beach

Ogunquit Footbridge Beach

Directions to Footbridge Beach:

Footbridge Beach parking lot is located near the middle of Ogunquit Beach at the eastern end on Ocean Street.

Ocean Street is located approximately three quarters of a mile north of the Village. Follow Route 1 north to Ocean Street (look for Footbridge Motel at intersection) and follow Ocean Street to the end.

It is a single entry paid parking lot (Metered parking - credit card only). Footbridge Beach lot holds 200+ automobiles and has designated spaces for motorcycles and scooters.

Bathroom facilities are available; however, no food concessions are available. This lot is very busy and commonly fills up by noon or sooner on good beach days. Footbridge Beach lot usually fills up after Main Beach Lot is full.

See Parking Lot Fees and Operating Schedules here.

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Ogunquit Footbridge Beach EntranceOgunquit Footbridge Beach Entrance

Ogunquit North Beach

Directions to North Beach:

North Beach parking lot is located at the northern end of Ogunquit Beach and accessed from Ocean Ave. in Wells.

From Ogunquit Village follow Main Street (Route 1) north into Wells and turn right at the first traffic light on to Bourne Ave.

Follow Bourne Ave to the end and turn right onto Ocean Ave and follow it to the Ogunquit town line.

It is a single entry paid parking lot (Metered parking - credit card only). . North Beach lot holds approximately 165 automobiles plus some additional overflow parking on Marshview Lane and has designated spaces for motorcycles and scooters.

Bathroom facilities are available; however, no food concessions are available. This lot is very busy and commonly fills up after Main Beach and Footbridge lots are full on good beach days.

See Parking Lot Fees and Operating Schedules here.

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Boundary between Moody Private Beach and Ogunquit Public North BeachBoundary between Moody Private Beach and Ogunquit Public North Beach

Here is an example of a beautiful sunny 82° day on North Beach in Ogunquit, Maine in September.

When the "Summer Crowds" have gone!

Ogunquit Accommodations

To find accommodations in Ogunquit the Chamber of Commerce lists various places to stay.

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Other websites such as Airbnb or Vrbo are also ways to find private rentals such as rooms, cottages, apartments or condos.

Campgrounds & RV Parks in Ogunquit

1. Dixon's Campground
2. Ogunquit Farm RV Resort
3. Pinederosa Campground
4. Moody Beach RV Campground
5. Cape Neddick Oceanside Campground

Best Restaurants in Ogunquit

The Clay Hill Farm Restaurant is our favorite "Fine Dining" restaurant in Ogunquit. It is host to a "White Tablecloth" dining room and outside patio with "Upscale American Fare" menu.

Originally built in 1780 as a working farm, Clay Hill Farm is now a 200-seat restaurant and special occasion venue nestled amidst 11 private acres of rolling lawns, protected woodlands, and colorful gardens.

The first restaurant in the country to be certified as a wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary, Clay Hill Farm is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts! The healing gardens, tranquility waterfalls, meditative labyrinth, garden paths, and picture-perfect gazebo, accent the traditional natural beauty of this original working Maine Farm- complete with an iconic red barn.

Locally-sourced food, live music, theatrical dining, and a local artist outreach gallery reflect our passion for community and the arts.

Family-owned operated, and in a classic setting, Clay Hill Farm has become a popular dining destination in a country escape just 2 miles West of Ogunquit village.

Clay Hill Farm has won numerous local, regional and national awards for food, ambiance and service, including #1 in the Seacoast's Best of the Best for Weddings & Romantic Dining.

"Clay Hill Farm Restaurant" Bench
"Clay Hill Farm Restaurant" Entrance
"Clay Hill Farm Restaurant" Gazebo

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The Oarweed Restaurant at Perkins Pier opened in the Summer of 1963. 

Boiled Maine Lobster is their first and foremost menu item. The restaurant boasts that they have four giant tanks filled with cold ocean water straight from the Atlantic. 

They are always filled with fresh live lobsters and are truly a classic lobster pound. Oarweed lobster is simply perfect; served everyday with sweet drawn butter.

The Oarweed menu is filled with a wide variety of fish & seafood choices along with diverse American fare such as burgers, lobster rolls, sandwiches and steak.

"Oarweed Restaurant" at Perkins Pier

We always choose and outside table. The view of the Atlantic at sunset is phenomenal.

"Oarweed Restaurant" Outside Dining Along Marginal Way
"Oarweed Restaurant" View
"Oarweed Restaurant" View at Sunset in September
Another View of the Ocean from the Another View of the Ocean from the "Oarweed Restaurant"

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That Place Restaurant is located at 331 Shore Road and in our opinion, is the "Place" to be for an evening meal.

"That Place Restaurant" Entrance
"That Place Restaurant" Entrance

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Best Things to do in Ogunquit for Seniors

Marginal Way is a 1 1/4 mile walking path that starts in Ogunquit near the Ogunquit beach caressing the Atlantic Ocean along the coast and ends up at Perkins Cove. It is the "margin" between land and sea and follows the coast with spectacular vista.

Directions: Take Shore Rd. from Main St. in Ogunquit Village for .3 mile and turn left onto Marginal Way.

Perkins Cove End of Marginal WayPerkins Cove End of Marginal Way

Perkins Pier in Ogunquit, ME is must do if you travel to Wells. The road, barely wide enough for a vehicle, is lined with restaurants and quaint shops of jewelry, arts, crafts, post cards, tee shirts, souvenirs and just about anything you can think of.

You will find an array of souvenirs to bring home for the grandchildren.

To get to Perkins Pier from Ogunquit Village:

  • take Shore Rd. off Main St. (Route 1) for .8 mile 
  • slight left onto Oarweed Rd. 
  • continue onto Perkins Cove Rd .2 mile. 
Perkins Pier Ogunquit, MEPerkins Pier Ogunquit, ME

Ogunquit Museum of American Art was founded by artist Henry Strater and opened in 1953. The area was home to some of the earliest art colonies in Maine.  A short walk from Perkins Cove, the museum and its three acres of sculpture gardens overlook Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a great attraction for seniors to enjoy while visiting Perkins Cove.

Every Tuesday in July and August, visitors can join a "Totally Tuesday Tour" of the OMAA Sculpture Gardens or the Ogunquit Art Colony, on alternating weeks.

Walking tours begin at 11 am at the OMAA reception area, and run approximately 45 minutes. Tours are free with museum general admission. Tours may be cancelled due to rain.

Ogunquit Museum of American ArtOgunquit Museum of American Art

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The Ogunquit Playhouse is another great possibility for something to do for us Seniors!

The playhouse is located at 10 Main St. (US Highway 1).  

Ogunquit PlayhouseOgunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse StageOgunquit Playhouse Stage

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Finestkind Scenic Cruises voyage out to the ocean leaving from Perkins Cove daily during the Summer months. Small cruise boats, lobster boats or sailboats are the voyage vessels.

A perfect "thing-to-do" in the Wells Area Maine for Seniors.

We took an early evening cocktail cruise before dinner equipped with a cocktail in hand! The cruise, as in it's name, serves cocktails or your drink of choice, either alcohol or non-alcohol drinks.

If you are so inclined, there is a romantic Cocktail Cruise after sunset under the stars!

Finestkind Cruises Available:

Scenic Breakfast Cruise

  • 1 1/4 hours
  • travels north along the tranquil morning waters of the Ogunquit shoreline to the Island Ledge
  • a habitat of harbor seals.
  • A tour guide will explain the many sights along the way
  • On the return trip the guide will give a brief discussion of lobsters and lobstering

Nubble Lighthouse Cruise

  • 1 1/2 hours
  • The longest cruise; a fourteen-mile round trip offers unsurpassed views of York’s elegant homes and rocky coast.
  • Enjoy your favorite beverage aboard the Finestkind III as you cruise leisurely to the lighthouse
  • Don’t forget your camera – as they circle the seldom seen back of the Nubble Lighthouse, you will have breathtaking photo opportunities.
  • Don’t miss this chance to see these beautiful views by boat!

Lobstering Trip

  • 1 hour
  • This trip combines the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline with a first hand lobstering experience, aboard the Finestkind I.
  • You will see traps hauled and lobsters caught by an authentic Maine lobsterman.
  • Your tour guide will provide a detailed explanation of the lobster fishery and the many scenic points of interest along the way, providing you with many insights into life along our coast.
  • Children will be thrilled to see the abundant sea life that comes up in the traps and everyone will come away with a deeper understanding of lobsters and their habitat.

Cocktail Cruises

  • 1 hour
  • Now is the time to relax and take a late afternoon cruise.
  • Enjoy the rocky coast south of Perkins Cove to Bald Head Cliff and north along the Marginal Way and the Ogunquit Beach
  • Or wait until the sun sets for a romantic cruise under the stars.
  • Either way you’re sure to savor your time aboard the Finestkind.

Sailing Cruises

  • Looking for something a little bit different? 
  • Look no further than Cricket Sailing Trips
  • A traditional wooden lobstering vessel common along the Maine coast about 100 years ago. 
  • U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain Grant Hubbard, an Ogunquit native, offers a lifetime of experience navigating the local coastline. 
  • Grant will sail you along the Ogunquit shoreline to Bald head Cliff in York and down to the Ogunquit beaches, using only sail and oar power.
  • Perfect for families, couples, friends – anyone who enjoys a unique experience in a beautiful setting. 
  • Come out for a sail and see why so many make it part of their annual tradition. 
  • The Cricket carries 2 – 6 passengers.
Perkins Pier Cruise Boat IPerkins Pier Cruise Boat I
Perkins Pier Cruise Boat IIPerkins Pier Cruise Boat II

Our next visit to the Wells Area will definitely include a Sailboat Cruise from Perkins Pier!

Perkins Pier Cruise SailboatPerkins Pier Cruise Sailboat

This is a short video of the return from our Cocktail Cruise into Perkins Cove to the Pier.

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