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Perkins Cove, Ogunquit
(4.5/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The traffic and crowds are horrible. The parking situation is ridiculous. The restaurants are mediocre. Avoid high season at all costs. At other times of year, the Cove has its charms, but all the sho...  more »
  • Great little shops. Candy store for kids. Good for a hour or two visit. Can walk the Marginal Way from here. 
  • We were in town on our way up the coast and visited Perkins Cove so we could be by the water. It is quaint and very beautiful with some unique and quaint shops. It is worth stopping by and highly reco...  more »