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Perkins Cove, Ogunquit

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One of coastal Maine's many charming waterfront areas, Perkins Cove evolved thanks to the efforts of local fishermen who wanted to protect their boats. The cove is a conglomeration of what were once a separate river and inlet; after fishermen constructed a canal, erosion created the body of water in place today. You can explore the seaside and its host of dunes and beaches, as well as the town of Ogunquit, a former artists' colony home to shops, studios, and eateries. Be sure to try some fresh lobster, a regional specialty, from the restaurants around the cove. Using our international travel planner, Ogunquit attractions like Perkins Cove can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To be perfectly honest I have to say i am not sure what the attraction is at Perkins Cove. Sure it is pretty there. And for sure the marginal way is gorgeous. Outside of that i really dont see why it ...  more »
  • I've looked forward to going to Perkins Cove for an ice cream and shopping for over 40 years. I used to work as a teenage summer job here, I've been on FinestKind and Bunny Clark and walked over the d...  more »
  • The walk from Ogunquit over the marginal way is a Cove Perkins very beautiful created and offers good views of the coast. Rewards will even further through the possibility of a bite to eat and to drink. We have us a lobster roll and as a dessert a blue Berry muffin and coffee allowed. Tip: we would to Perkins Cove drive the next time the car to park there (2 hours = $5 or 3 hours = $7 to pay) and run to Ogunquit and back. And then something to eat.
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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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