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Marginal Way in Ogunquit

Region: The Maine Beaches
Activity: Walking

Looking to enjoy an ocean-side walk with plenty of opportunities to sit and take in the gorgeous view? There may be no better place in Maine than along Ogunquit’s Marginal Way. Only 1.25 miles long, the cliff walk wends its way starting at one end near The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort on Shore Road and brings you along a paved path, past stately hotels and inns, and rocky beaches to Perkins Cove.

There are 39 benches located at ideal viewing spots all along the path—perfect for sitting and contemplating the vibrant Atlantic Ocean, or perhaps sketching the sight to share with a friend. Admire the little lighthouse overlooking Ogunquit Beach, enjoy watching sailboats pass by or step off the path to explore a beach or rocky cove.

Once you reach Perkins Cove, you can watch the lobster boats come in and maybe pick up today’s catch for dinner or grab some take out from one of the many restaurants nestled along this tiny harbor.

One of the best things about Marginal Way is that the walk is so short, you are happy to turn around and do it all over again. Maybe time it so you can catch the sun as it sets to the west or head out early enough in the morning to enjoy the sun rise over the ocean.

Driving Distance:

From Portland: 40 Miles
From Bangor: 165 Miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 70 Miles

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  • We are a registered Maine Guide Company focused on sustainability and offering Custom Canoeing, Backpacking Adventures, and Educational Skills Courses, for individuals, organizations, and groups of all ages.

    Phone: 207-945-1944


    Address: Novelty Dr , Carmel

    Adventure Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking Hiking and Climbing
  • Custom, family-friendly guided hikes, fly-fishing, and paddling adventures in Downeast Maine.

    Phone: 207-358-0412


    Address: 87 Main Street (PO Box 503) , Milbridge

    Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking Registered Maine Guides Winter Activities
  • Visit us for all outdoor activities! Cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and so much more.

    Phone: 207-370-1696


    Address: River Road , Turner

    Trails and Routes Day Hiking Hiking with Kids
  • Enjoy great hiking close to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks, Maine or at our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp near Baxter State Park!

    Phone: 207-663-4466


    Address: 1771 US Route 201 , The Forks

    Backpacking Guided Hikes and Walks Hiking with Kids
  • Swan Island welcomes hikers, campers, birders, anglers, wildlife watchers and explorers.

    Phone: (207) 547-5322


    Address: Intersection of Routes 197 and 24 , Richmond

    Day Hiking State Parks Sanctuaries, Land Trusts and Refuges
  • Maine Wilderness Adventures offers women, youth groups and families the opportunity to experience a...

    Phone: (207) 568-3450

    Address: 35 Fowler Rd , Thorndike

    Guided Hikes and Walks Hiking with Kids Day Hiking

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