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Marginal Way Walkway, Ogunquit

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Take in the salty air and sweeping views of the Atlantic coast along , a paved oceanside cliff walk. The 1.6 km (1 mi) path, stretching from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach, hugs the quaint artist community of Ogunquit, full of seaside eateries and shops. Zip up your windbreaker and head out on foot along the scenic trail to admire the dramatic rocky coastline dotted with lighthouses and whitewashed cottages. Stop for a warm cup of New England clam chowder at the famous Cliff House in town before you leave. Due to the area’s high parking fees, plan to park in town and catch a local trolley to the coast. Plan to see Marginal Way Walkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ogunquit trip planning tool .
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  • I was determined to take the walk so went down to a small village and walked back to our hotel, Sadly it was the wrong time to be in Maine if you wanted to walk Marginal Way, cold,rain blowing and ver...  more »
  • There is a beautiful beach and an easy paved path that follows the rocky coast line for about a mile. Adventurous kids and parents can choose to skip the path and just climb and jump over the rocks pr...  more »
  • Cold breeze but well worth the wind. Interesting rock formations. Parking with fee available. But as it was off season, there was no one at the booth to collect money.  more »

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Where to stay in Ogunquit

Main Street holds the heart of the action in Ogunquit, and most of the town's inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels sit on this street or close to it. A handful of establishments line Beach Street, which provides access to the town's highly regarded stretch of sand. You'll find additional bed and breakfasts as well as numerous vacation rentals in the form of houses, condominiums, and cottages in the area between Main Street and Israel Head Road on the coast. This area takes you away from the bustle of the center of town but still provides convenient access to Ogunquit Beach to the north and Perkins Cove--a small marina featuring a few restaurants and lobster shacks--to the south.
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