A picturesque town in southern Maine, Ogunquit derives its name from an Algonquin Indian word meaning 'beautiful place by the sea'. With white-sand beaches, windswept trees, rocky cliffs, sweeping views of the Atlantic, and a traditional fishing harbor in Perkins Cove, the town truly lives up to its name. Ogunquit welcomes visitors year-round with Footbridge Beach, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Beach Plum Farm. Nearby places to visit include the historic town of Kennebunkport to the north and shopping in Kittery to the south.
Some of the most popular accommodations in Ogunquit are found in the picturesque Perkins Cove, and others are right on the beach. The nearest airport, Portland International Jetport (PWM), is about an hour away by car. The town is most easily reached by car via Interstate 95, but is also accessible by train.
Oqunquit has a typical New England climate--cold and often snowy in winter, warm and humid in summer, and temperate in spring and fall. Visitors should be prepared for breezy conditions near the water. In addition to its beach attractions, Ogunquit features a lively arts and theater scene with several galleries, an arts festival in August and performances throughout the year at the Ogunquit Playhouse.