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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. Discover how to plan a Ogunquit trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • One of the most beautiful and famous photo from the beginning of the 20th s. little walk in the streets which are very charming.
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  • As with many coastal towns, Perkins Cove is one of those interesting and scenic hidden gems with an eclectic atmosphere, a nearby nature walk (Marginal Way, in and of itself a must-see attraction), an...  more »
  • Very pretty cove, not unlike Cornwall rugged coastline great walks plenty of shops and bars. That place a bar/ restaurant served wonderful food and a large selection of drinks we enjoyed every minute  more »

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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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