Happenings
Weekly Rentals at Sea Rose,  SPECIAL: 4 night stay for July 4th Weekend

Weekly Rentals at Sea Rose, SPECIAL: 4 night stay for July 4th Weekend

Available for July 4th weekend for $175 per night. Book on MoonOverMaine.com Sea Rose Condo is owned by Rick & Mark of Moon Over Maine B&B. It is located sbout a half mile north of the village. It offers one bedroom, one and a half baths, a pool, in unit laundry and a full kitchen. It is available by the week from Saturday to Saturday. The rate is $950 per week plus 8% tax. Sorry due to condo restrictions, no pets are allowed. See more photos and info at ogtrentals.com Available for July 4th weekend for $175 per night. Book on MoonOverMaine.com
Ogunquit Beach Inn - Ogunquit Beach Inn -
Ogunquit Village
plan your summer vacation
Ogunquit Beach Inn. Rooms available for: Tues, Wed & Thurs Located in the village centre less than a block to restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and a 6-minute walk to the beach. Ogunquit Beach Inn features King & Queen rooms, dvd/cd, fridge, breakfast, wifi, some rooms with terraces, and a GREAT location! Make a reservation here. Ogunquit Beach Inn.
The Very Breast OF Joanna One The Very Breast OF Joanna One "Woman" Performance
MaineStreet Cabaet
Wednesday July 1st 9pm
Direct from Puerta Vallarta, The Very Breast of Joanna. One "woman" show at MaineStreet! "CALL ME JOANNA" Her personal Journey
Magic Mike XXL  Leavitt Fine Art Theatre Magic Mike XXL Leavitt Fine Art Theatre
Leavitt Fine Arts Movie Theatre
now playing 8pm
It's been three years since Mike Lane's (Channing Tatum) retirement from stripping, but the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends that he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa. Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention.
David Sedaris, live at Leavitt Fine Art Theatre David Sedaris, live at Leavitt Fine Art Theatre
Leavitt Theatre
Tues July 28th 8pm
Celebrated author and humorist David Sedaris speaks at the Leavitt. Sedaris is one of the most significant cultural critics of our time. Show starts at 8pm
Moon Over Maine B&B  Moon Over Maine B&B
207.646.6666
Call for last minute availability
Come stay for a night or two this week. Enjoy the beach weather that we have been missing for so long Located in the village centre less than a block to restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and a 5-minute walk to the beach. Featuring all private baths, King & Queen rooms, parking, cable, dvd/cd, fridge, a/c, breakfast, wifi, some rooms with outdoor access. Call us at 207.646.MOON or book online MoonOverMaine.com
Kim Kuzma is Back! Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Kim Kuzma is Back! Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Front Porch Piano Bar
Tues, Thurs and Sunday 8pm
Kim Kuzma's extensive vocal range and sassy earned her a reputation as a dynamic performer. Her casual often candid conversations with her audience have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing following of fans. Heard worldwide, Kim's award winning debut CD Contradictions received rave reviews from critics and fans alike and held the No.1 spot on the HMV Vancouver Indie Sales Charts for over seven and a half months. The late Walt Grealis, founder of the Canadian Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent to the Grammy's), called Contradictions, "pretty powerful stuff". Kim performs at the Front Porch Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long!
Dame Edna 'Purple Reign' Tour Dame Edna 'Purple Reign' Tour
MaineStreet Night Club & Cabaret
July 9th to the 19th
Dame Edna comes to Ogunquit July 9th to the 19th at MaineStreet Cabaret "Sequins blaze and punchlines fly as Michael Walters pays unique homage to Dame Edna's Broadway Extravaganzas in his loving parody! The Diva from Down Under is back like you've never seen her before! Not to be Missed!"
Miss Richfield Miss Richfield "Cone of Silence"
MaineStreet Cabaet
July 5th, 2 shows 7 & 9 pm
“Cone of Silence” is my all-new production that will captivate audiences this season. It’s another triumph that includes new videos, new music, new costumes and new activities for a theatrical experience that explores difficult topics.
Cabaret at Amore! Cabaret at Amore! "Marco Sings" This July!
Shore Road
Mon, Wed & Friday. 7.30pm
Amore presents the return engagement of Marco, debuting his latest CD: Marco Sings...By Request, including an eclectic mix of musical styles, featuring Oldies, American Songbook standards, jazz, broadway, pop, country, and Latin Big Band. Come request a dedication to that special someone, choosing from nearly 100 selections of Marco's repertoire. Cocktails, desserts, & light fare menu available. Come savor this charming, intimate cabaret experience this July, every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at Cafe Amore, 309 Shore Road, near Perkins Cove entrance. Doors open 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m., $10 cover.
Coming from NYC? New Motorcoach to Ogunquit!!! Coming from NYC? New Motorcoach to Ogunquit!!!
NYC to OGT
now in operation
Direct motorcoach service via C&J Bus Lines from NYC to Ogunquit Maine, now operating! . http://www.ridecj.com/locations/maine/ogunquit
Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones
MaineStreet
Friday 9.30 Saturday 8pm
Direct from Puerta Vallarta, the Dueling Divas! Fri, Sat & Sundays. "You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, its better than Cats!" Comedic review with live singing and impersonations! Must See at 9.30pm $10 includes admission to nightclub
Fourth of July Week - Festivities Fourth of July Week - Festivities
MaineStreet
July 4th Week!
July 2, 3rd, 4th and 5th MaineStreet Ogunquit will be hopping, with Tea-Dances, Dancing, comedy. Don't foreget the Fireworks on July 4th from the Rooftop!
Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Guide Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Guide
Ogunquit
Now!
It's wedding season in Ogunquit! Get married in Ogunquit! Frances is a licensed officiant to perform marriage ceremonies in Maine. Do you want a simple "I Do" ceremony or a Marginal Way Service? Let Frances help you. Frances Reed, Masters in Judaic Studies and is vice President of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Get more info here Maine Marriage Guide by Frances. Call 207.337.4191 or email frances@ogunquit.org
Victor/Victoria now at Ogunquit Playhouse Victor/Victoria now at Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse
June 24th to July 18th
Starring Lisa Brescia as Victoria, George Dvorsky as Toddy and Darren Ritchie as King! Down-on-her-luck nightclub singer reinvents her act as "Victor" and becomes the toast of the town in glitzy 1930's Paris!
Good Times @ MaineStreet meet the locals! Good Times @ MaineStreet meet the locals!
MaineStreet NightClub
Thursdays
DJ AGA with, Great Music, Music Videos and Karaoke! All things fun!! DRINK SPECIALS! 9PM - NO COVER!
 Artist Film Series- Free to all Artist Film Series- Free to all
Barn Gallery, Bourne lane
July 1st, Wednesday 7.30pm
American Photography: A Centruy of Images Film about artists and their art at the Barn Gallery. All showings are free! Wednesday, July 1st 7:30 PM FREE! and FREE parking!
Ogunquit Tea Dance Sundays! Ogunquit Tea Dance Sundays!
MaineStreet
Sunday's 4 to 8pm
Ogunquit's weekly Tea Dance's with DJ AGA. 2 decks, cocktail specials, and the famous Ogunquit Rum Buckets. The Ogunquit tradition continues. Apres Soleil Tea 4 to 8 pm at MaineStreet
Ogunquit Summer School of Art Ogunquit Summer School of Art
Ogunquit
now!
With a variety of classes, workshops and instruction, the School is accepting applicants for 2015. visit website for detail info. We are an outdoor painting school providing weekly classes and workshops in Ogunquit, Maine. We also offer a variety of destination workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Our instructors represent nationally recognized artists and some of the top professionals working in the field. Diverse instruction from skill-based, art academics to modern and expressive offerings provide a deep range of options to students. Classes are appropriate for beginners to pros.
Local Resident. Rev Candy Manuel, Marriage Officiant Local Resident. Rev Candy Manuel, Marriage Officiant
Ogunquit
Now
Candy Manuel is an actor/director and was born and raised in London, England. She lives year round in Ogunquit and is an Ordained Minister with credentials permitting her to officiate at weddings. "I was ordained in November 2012 after the people of the State of Maine voted marriage equality into law. I am excited and pleased to now be able to see so many long held dreams become a reality."
Getting Married and Need a Photographer?? Call Dragonfly Shots! Getting Married and Need a Photographer?? Call Dragonfly Shots!
Ogunquit and Seacoast
Now
Rachael is a Seacoast based photographer specializing in weddings, events, family portraits, portfolio portraits and more! Your Life. Your Moments. Captured. In a beautiful place, by the Sea.
Tying the Knot in Marriage. Judy Shaw-Kagilery. Marriage Officiant Tying the Knot in Marriage. Judy Shaw-Kagilery. Marriage Officiant
Maine
Now!
As the former Town Clerk of Ogunquit, I can provide you with over 30 years of knowledge and expertise needed to assist you in making your wedding day one of the most magical, meaningful and memorable days of your lives. I had the honor of officiating at the first same-sex marriage on December 31, 2012, when I united Chris Prudente and Michael Tighe of Ogunquit in marriage. I would be pleased to also make your desire to marry your partner and soul-mate a reality.
Front Porch Piano Bar Awaits You Front Porch Piano Bar Awaits You
9 Shore Road
Nightly
For those of you looking for a delicious dinner in a comfortably social atmosphere, the Front Porch is your place to go. The Front Porch is now open Wednesday thru Sunday evenings. And the piano bar is open on Thursday thru Sunday nights!
Visiting Ogunquit and need a dog walker or sitter? Visiting Ogunquit and need a dog walker or sitter?
Ogunquit
now
Visiting Ogunquit, and you need a real vacation! Karen can help! Karen Smith is Ogunquit's "Dog lady". She is reliable, trustworthy and well referenced. Dog's lOVE her. Karen also is a LICSW. Karen will lovingly walk and play with your dog, while you are at play. For over 14 years, Karen IS Ogunquit's "Dog Lady". Phone Karen at 207 502 0383
Ogunquit's Preferred Web Hosting Service Ogunquit's Preferred Web Hosting Service
Ogunquit Hosting
Mobile Phone Apps Now Available
Save $100 on your mobile website package. Each package includes: Setup, design, 1 year hosting, 1 .mobi domain name. Use promotional code: GAYOGT
Ogunquit Dog Park Ogunquit Dog Park
Berwick Road
We love dogs in Ogunquit! A new dog park for the Ogunquit community has opened! The Dog Park site is at the new transfer station off Berwick Rd. Get more info here. Looking for a place to bring your Pooch in April, May or June? Toby's Sweet Pea Pied-a-terre available weekends in the spring. 617 233 0403
Alan Ilagan Springs Forth to Ogunquit - 2015 Alan Ilagan Springs Forth to Ogunquit - 2015
Ogunquit Beach Inn
Footnotes and thoughts on Alan Ilagan's visit to Ogunquit this spring.....
Local Resident. Rev Candy Manuel, Marriage Officiant
Ogunquit Summer School of Art
The Very Breast OF Joanna One "Woman" Performance
Victor/Victoria at Ogunquit Playhouse
Magic Mike XXL  Leavitt Fine Art Theatre
Good Times @ MaineStreet meet the locals!
Ogunquit Tea Dance Sundays!
Ogunquit Beach Inn -
Cabaret at Amore! "Marco Sings" This July!
Ogunquit's Preferred Web Hosting Service

Articles
Questions about Ogunquit, the scene, what to look for, and how to enjoy it. Frequently Asked, FAQ  Photo 1

What is Ogunquit?

Often misspelled and mispronounced, Ogunquit (Algonquit, Ogonquit) is the friendly little beach and artist colony that hovers on the southern coast of Maine. Ogunquit features one of the top rated beaches in the USA, and a picturesque walk called the Marginal Way. Ogunquit is only 4 square miles. There are two main sections: the village, and Perkins Cove. Most gay nightlife, B & B''s and Inns are located in the village.

Where to stay?

Most gay people stay in the village where you don't have to drive or take the trolley. The Main beach, Marginal Way, gay nightlife, dining are all in the village.
Here are some gay owned accommodations in Ogunquit village, these Inns and B&B's are both walking distance to all Ogunquit has to offer:

Ogunquit
Beach Inn , 67 School Street, telephone 207 646 1112, features King and Queen size beds with private baths.

Moon Over Maine , 22 Berwick Road, king and queen size beds, all private baths, 207 646 6666, and now is pet friendly. call to ask for availability. 

If you want to bring your pet, we recommned The Sweet Pea Pied-a-terre Cottage Rental. Located in village centre at 80 Cottage street. This self catering condo cottage has a full kitchen, queen size bedroom, full bath, living room and washer/dryer. Walk to beach, Marginal Way. All linens included! Pet friendly with owners permission. Phone Toby at 617 233 0403. Rented, Saturday-to-Saturday

When to Go?

High season is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations are highly recommended. Fall foliage is also a great time to go. There are many different events happening during the year. Autumn shoulder season is Sept 19 to Nov 13. Tip: From the end of May to June 15th,  rates are generally cheaper and there are fewer crowds.

Banking

Ogunquit has several ATM's and three Banks (Bangor Savings, Key, & Kennebunk Savings, next to Ogunquit Beach Inn). Most restaurants take debit and credit cards. All banks will convert Canadian currency. Kennebunk Savings usually has the best rates for foreign exchanges.
There is also an ATM at the Police Station at 20 Cottage Street. ATM is open 24/7 

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster...

Many restaurants may have lobster on the menu ( MC Perkins has a wonderful Mac & Cheese with Lobster).  If you want lobster in the rough, these are our quick picks:

1. Ogunquit Lobster Pound - 504 Main Street
This is a true lobster pound! We recommend that you eat in the "bar" side of the restaurant. It's less noisy and has more atmosphere. Located about .7 mile (1.1 km)  north of village centre. See our review of the "Lobster Pound" Click here

2. Lobster Shack 110 Perkins Cove Road
Deep in the "Cove" sits the original Lobster Shack. This is the real deal. Fresh Lobster. Simple Dining room, Gluten Free Chowder, steamer, etc
See our review: Lobster Shack Review

 
3. Barnacle Billys - Perkins Cove
George Bush Sr. is often spotted here with Mikahil Gorbachev or Bill Clinton. The Rum Punch is a must!

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Beach

Go to the main beach, take a left and go 200 meters. This is the gay section. There are also smaller beaches along the Marginal Way. Footbridge Beach is located in North Ogunquit off of Ocean Ave. 

What about chairs and sport items for the beach?

Many gay guesthouses supply beach chairs.  There is also a wonderful service that provides umbrellas and  beach toys.  Pack light and call Ogunquit Beach and Sport .  They also have volleyballs and other items.

What's the night scene like?

Ogunquit is a lively town in the summer season!  Make sure to plan your stay by making reservations at your favorite restaurants. Also, make sure to purchase your tickets for the Ogunquit Playhouse
 
In Ogunquit, you see a wonderful musical at the Playhouse, see a show or sing-a-long at the piano at the Front Porch, see a show at MaineStreet, Catch a current film at the Leavitt Theatre or just have a wonderful dinner in the village topped off with an ice cream!

The Ogunquit attitude is quite friendly compared to other gay resort towns. It's quite easy to strike up a conversation at MaineStreet, the Front Porch or Five-O lounge. The local gay crowd tends to be helpful and friendly. Like all of Maine and Provincetown,  last call is 1 am, so start early!
 

Sailing anyone?

 Sail in Ogunquit aboard the Silverlining   The Silverlining is a 42 foot Sparkman & Stephens sloop. She was built in 1939 entirely of wood and bronze by the well respected Maine builder Henry R. Hinckley. Four to five times a day, The Silverlining leaves the sheltered harbor of Perkins Cove and sails along the ragged Maine coast. Phone 207 646 9800 to reserve or for more information. We highly recommend this sailboat-simply the best!

 

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How do I get to the Marginal Way?

Marginal Way starts on Shore Road near School & Cottage Streets; about 2 blocks from The Front Porch Bar.  The entrance is just after the Sparhawk Motel. Carson Kressley says, "its anything, but marginal".

What is the Marginal Way?

The Marginal Way was once an old Indian trail that is now a path the hugs the "margin" of the ocean. This Ogunquit attraction is a must. The path meanders over a mile and brings you to beautiful Perkins Cove.The Marginal Way offers some of the best views of the coastline in Maine, and unique flora and fauna.

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs......

Moon Over Maine now accepts dogs, 207 646 6666. We also recommend the Sweet  Pea Cottage for Weekly Rental that accepts Pets. This pet friendly cottage is located on Cottage Street in the village Centre. Call Toby for availability: 617 233 0403

Ogunquit also has a "Dog Park", located off of Berwick Road. For more info Click here.

Need your dog walked?? Staying in a rental house, B&B, motel,  Hotel, Inn at 2 village square and you want to spend the day at the beach?? We recommend "The Dog Lady". The Dog Lady is Karen Smith. She is Ogunquit's official Dog Lady. Call her to make arrangements at 207.502.0383 .

Dogs are not allowed on the beach in the spring or summer, so let the "Dog Lady" do the walking for you!

Safety?

Ogunquit is a very safe town with very little  crime. Take normal precautions, but you should not feel unsafe walking through town at any time of the day or night. In addition, we are blessed with a gay-friendly police force. The Police Association also sells T-shirts, a great souvenir. The Ogunquit Police Station is located at 20 Cottage Street. All emergencies: Fire, Police and Rescue phone 911. Non-emergencies 207.646.9362

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What should I pack?

Dont over pack!  You will need: long pants for the Playhouse, a light jacket or sweater (even in August), bathing suit, sunblock, and a ball cap for sun. Dont worry if you forgot something.  Ogunquit has wonderful stores and shops to buy clothing and toiletry articles.  Make sure to bring a camera, for shots of the Marginal Way for your social media!

Where can I run?

At low tide Ogunquit Beach is magical! The sand is hard packed. From the beginning of the beach to the end and back ( including the loop around the parking lot) is over 5 miles.  From the village center to Marginal Way to Perkins Cove and back is over 5 km.
There are many runners in Ogunquit, as well as three races a year: the Lobster Dash in September; the Frannie Peabody  5K AIDS run/walk in May on Ogunquit Beach; and the Christian Lumenello Lifeguard Dash on June 20th at 10am on Ogunquit Beach.

I forgot condoms and lube?

Many innkeepers have supplies.  Also, the Frannie Peabody Center provides condoms and lube at MaineStreet and will give away "goodie bags" on the beach.

Support, I need a meeting.....

Please ask your local innkeeper for AA and support group meetings. AA meetings are Sundays at 8pm at the Dunaway Center on Cottage Street. There are also meetings at the Baptist church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am.
 

Chorus Line, Pippin, Grease and more

Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones Photo 1

 

A must see if you are in Ogunquit, At MaineStreet in Ogunquit village. price includes admission into nightclub

Wedding Photography

Ogunquit is a great venue weddings and marriages. From anintimate service on the Marginal Way, to a beach wedding in bathing suits, Rachael is YOUR wedding photographer. Rachael has over 10 years  extensive experience in weddings of all size.

Competitive  prices and various packages. Visit our website or call 

 Your Life. Your Moments. Captured.

“Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain”
-Dave Matthews 


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How to Get Here

Planes, trains and automobiles.

Ogunquit is closer than Ptown from NYC and beyond. We are 66 miles from Boston’s Logan Airport and 4.5 hours from NYC.

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Planes

Portland Jetport (PWM) is the new star in this category.  Two low-cost airlines, JetBlue and AirTran have moved in, and prices have come way down.  US Airways Express is also a good bet.  Their fares are often the same, and they fly to places that the budget airlines don't.  The Jetport has non-stop flights from New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and other cities.  The prices are good, and it's the closest airport, about 40 minutes from Ogunquit. 
New for 2011, you can rent a car, or take a clean new taxi from Portalnd's Jetport to Ogunquit for $75 on gay owned Elite Taxi 207.871.7274 call 24/7 to make a reservation. Tell them you saw it on GayOgunquit for special price!

Manchester/Boston Airport (MHT), in Manchester, NH. is about an hour from Ogunquit, and offers good prices primarily because it is served by Southwest Airlines.  It's an especially good bet for you if you leave near another "Southwest" airport.

Boston’s Logan Airport is only 66 miles away and is the major hub for all of New England.  

The catch is that there still isn't very good ground transportation to Ogunquit.  C&J Trailways runs a shuttle bus between the airport and Portsmouth, NH.  From there, you'll need a taxi for the 20-minute ride to Ogunquit.  Otherwise, you'll need to rent a car. 
 

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Trains & Motorcoaches

Amtrak's Downeaster offers service from Boston’s North Station to Wells, Maine (neighboring town to Ogunquit).  To get to town from the station, try Front Line Taxi at 207.490.1214, Brewster's taxi at 207.646.2141 Wells Seacoast Taxi at 207.646.4222 (or 877.646.9222) or Coastal Cab at 888.294.2227.  Cab rates are likely to vary.  Don't hesitate to call around to get the best rate.  Amtrak travelers can also use the Shoreline Explorer trolley line to travel from the train station to Ogunquit.

New for 2011, CJ Trailways offers a motorcoach from NYC direct to Portsmouth NH. Journey is 5 hours. Portsmouth is 20 Minutes from Ogunquit. From there you would need to pre-arange for a ride or taxi to Ogunquit. http://www.ridecj.com/nyc.html For more info on their direct motorcoach to Portsmouth call them 24/7 and get a "live" friendly person at 800.258.7111

 

Automobiles

From NYC and points south of NYC

Route 95 North to 91 North to 84 East to 90 East (Mass Pike) to 290 East to 495 North to 95 North. Cross Piscataqua Bridge to Exit 7 – The Yorks/Ogunquit.  Get off exit and take a left onto Route One north. Stay on Route One north for 7.3 miles and you will be in the center of Ogunquit!

From Montreal:

Route 55 East (becomes 91 South) to 93 South to 101 East to 95 North. Cross Piscataqua Bridge to Exit 7 – The Yorks/Ogunquit. Right off ramp; left onto US Route One and go 7.3 miles (12 Km’s) to the center of Ogunquit.

From Albany:

Route 90 South/East to Route 90East (Mass Pike) to 290East to 495North to 95North. Cross Piscataqua Bridge to Exit 7 – T he Yorks/Ogunquit. Right off ramp; take left onto US Route One and drive 7.3 miles to village center.

Motorcoach:

From Boston’s Logan Airport or Boston’s South Station  take CJ Trailways. This motorcoach  has a great schedule to Portsmouth NH ( about 20 minutes away) For more info call and speak to a live person at the bus terminal Toll-free: 800-258-7111.

Victor/Victoria at Ogunquit Playhouse



The Broadway Musical Victor/Victoria

 It’s the 20th anniversary of Broadway’s funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. It’s Paris 1934 in all its glitzy glory, and Victoria, played by Broadway’s Lisa Brescia, is a down-on-her-luck nightclub singer. Her luck changes when she meets the flamboyant and big-hearted Toddy, played by Broadway veteran George Dvorsky, who hatches a plan to help her masquerade as female impersonator “Victor.” Hilarity and confusion soon follow when “Victor” becomes an overnight sensation and attracts the attention of a macho Chicago gangster, King Marchan, played by Darren Ritchie  – much to the dismay of his ditsy girlfriend Norma Cassidy, played by Robyn Hurder.

 

 

Magic Mike XXL Leavitt Fine Art Theatre



The Leavitt

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What's the best way to enjoy a breezy summer night in a small Maine beach town? For ninety years, Ogunquit tourists and locals alike have frequented The Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre. This historic building was built in 1923 by Frank and Annie Leavitt and has since changed hands twice. Peter Clayton bought the Leavitt in 1976 and has continued to run it as a family business to this day. The Leavitt was built for silent film and has shown first run movies every season without fail through a depression, a recession, and the second World War. 
 
The Leavitt Theatre is Ogunquit's only cinema. Within the last fifteen years both the Ogunquit Square Theatre and the Wells Five Star Cinema have closed their doors. The Claytons have continued to run the Leavitt for those who still enjoy a paper ticket ripped off of the roll, hot buttered fresh popcorn, and an attention to quality of picture and sound.
 

 

Healthy Living in Ogunquit

Eight ways to keep up with fitness while on vacation in Ogunquit.

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There is always fun and sun at the beach, but you may want to keep your exercise routine while on vacation in Ogunquit. You may also want to try some new activities. Here is a quick list of fun exercise and things to do!

1. Bike  

Bicycles are everywhere in Ogunquit!  The Ogunquit Police use bicycles to patrol the streets. Bread & Roses Bakery uses a bicycle to deliver lunch, and pies. Seasonal workers use bikes to get to and from work, and people cycle for enjoyment. There are some days that Ogunquit looks like a little Amsterdam-by-the-Sea with all the bikes! It is truly the greening of Ogunquit! 

Sun & Fun Rentals will deliver a beach cruiser bike to your B&B call 207.730.1926 www.funandsunrentals.com/
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rices start at $20 a-day. They also rent  kayaks. 

2. Run

Ogunquit is known as a Mecca for runners, because of the long beach with hard packed sand. From the beginning of the beach to the end (going north) and back is 5 miles.  There are three races a year in Ogunquit. The Lobster Dash is a favorite race with the race circuit that takes place on  September 17th and features a lobster roll to finishers! The Frannie Peabody Center hold the AIDS 5k in May.

The Christian Lumenello Lifeguard Dash  5k race on Ogunquit Beach. This 5km race is in memory of Ogunquit  Lifeguard Christian Lumenello. Christian saved many lives on Ogunquit beach. 

The Frannie Peabody AIDS 5k Run/walk  starts on Ogunquit Beach on May 12th Registration 9.30am  peabodycenter.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp
 

3. Hike

Hike the Marginal Way. (Off Shore Road after Sparhawk Motel) The Marginal Way is truly a beauty on any day. This attraction meanders for 1 1/4 miles to Perkins Cove. The path is narrow and there are some slight hills. Beautiful bird watching and waves crashing.
Rememer, best time to enjoy Marginal Way is in the morning during the summer months!

4. Yoga

New for 2011!  Compass Rose Yoga located in Ogunquit Square above Rose Cove Cafe at 221 Main Street. 
Call Laura for times at 207-641-2494 Various classes throughout the day with men and women instructors!

Sacred Movement Yoga located on Post Road, Moody (just north of  Ogunquit on Route One) offers various types of Yoga. Call 207.409.4216 for more information and times. Sacred Movement also offers weekend Yoga on the beach.

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5. Get a massage

The Massage Studio, located behind Caffe Prego at 44 Shore Road, offers wonderful therapeutic massages starting at $40 for a session. MasterCard and Visa accepted.  Call owner Rob Bergeron at 207.646.4333. www.massagestudioogunquit.com/

6. Go to the Gym

York Fitness Center, located on Route 1 about 5.5 miles south of Ogunquit Square, is truly a unique gym. This gym features a full set of free weights, circuit weights and cardiovascular machines, but it also has a lobster pound inside the gym!  Weekly gym rates are only $25.

7. Go Fishing

The Bunny Clark leaves Perkins Cove captained by Tim Tower. There are half day, full day, and marathon fishing trips (5am to 5 pm). These deep sea fishing trips are for serious anglers! For more information phone 207.646.2214

8. Basketball

Next to the Dunaway Center on School Street sits the cute red Ogunquit School House. The playground features a full basketball court. The Ogunquit Recreation department stocks the court with basketballs. Feel free to shoot some hoops and play a pick-up game.

Good Times @ MaineStreet meet the locals!



Thursdays are GOOD TIMES @ MEST 9PM

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Ogunquit Tea Dance Sundays!



4 to 8 pm apres soleil Tea Dance

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Ogunquit Beach Inn -

Call for availability!

Great Location!

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Ogunquit Beach Inn is located at 67 School Street, in the centre of Ogunquit, less than a block from shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and just a 5-minute walk to the beach and Marginal Way.
All rooms have Queen or King sized beds, fridge, Wifi, and lite breakfast.
Call us at 207 646 1112
 
Make a reservation here:

World Class Beach

Ogunquit Beach is one of the most beautiful in the country, featuring miles of white sand.

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South Beach? Provincetown? Costa Rica? No, it's Ogunquit Beach. It's one of the best beaches in the country, with miles of white Caribbean-like sand, a dramatic tide of over 200 meters, a tidal estuary with dunes and unique wildlife.

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Juxtaposed to Ogunquit beach is the Marginal Way, a meandering trail against the rocky cliffs. This picture postcard New England village boasts one the top 10 beaches in the country by Conde Nast magazine. Sun worshippers, beachcombers, volleyball players, runners, surfers, and swimmers alike enjoy the pristine sands of Ogunquit beach. There is so much to do, whether it’s a quick weekend in June or your week-long summer vacation in July. September and October are fabulous months for the beach, featuring warm, sunny days with brilliant sunshine and fewer crowds!

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Before the English, the Indians would migrate from inland to spend the summer months on Ogunquit Beach. The beach was cooler than inland and there was an abundance of food. Later, post impressionist artists flocked to paint en plein air. The brilliant sunshine enticed painters like Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe and Maurice Prendergast. Ogunquit has always attracted artists!

The gay section of the beach is 200 meters north, or just take a left when you arrive and go past the volleyball nets.  Ogunquit Beach is a place where you can be yourself, and people will respect you for who you are.  It is truly a world class beach.

Frugal Luxuries

5 dinners on the bar menu for under $15

Ogunquit is known as a mecca for world class dining, with highly rated restaurants like Arrows and Provence, but did you know that many of Ogunquit's fine restuarants have a bar or tavern menu, and many of the local folk know that barside dining is the way to go. You can catch up on local gossip, have a fabulous libation shaken before your eyes, and most items are well under $15!

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Our Number One destination goes to:

1. MC Perkins Cove

Owned by the highest rated Zagat restaurant north of Boston, Arrows. Located in beautiful Perkins Cove with bold ocean views, and close to Bette Davis' house, this restaurant is a must! The upstairs lounge even has entertainment. The view is the same as in the dining room, and the special bar menu offers several excellent choices. The very hearty cheeseburger with fries is only $11. Wedge salad, Caesar salad or Chopped salads are only $9.50. And there's a great fish taco with beans and rice for $12.50.

2. Five-O Shore Road

Located in the village, this snazzy restaurant has a cool lounge. The lounge features a nice bar, hightops and two banquettes. Patrons must ask for the lounge menu. One favorite is the fried haddock sandwich that is tempura battered, which is only $9.00! For that price you are at a beautiful restaurant, with a cloth napkin!

3. Prime

One of Ogunquit's newest restaurants, Prime, located on Shore Road On the way to the Cove is known for its mouth watering steaks. Prime also has a lively bar which features co-owner Rick Dolliver as head bartender. The Bar menu is diverse as Ogunquit, with seafood, chicken as well as beef items. One favorite is the Broiled 10 ounce Beef Burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese. This man sized meal is well worth the walk down Shore Road for $10

4. Front Porch Restaurant

The Grande Dame of Ogunquit, the Front Porch sits in Ogunquit Square with her cheery welcoming awnings and show tunes echoing from the building. This popular spot features a great restaurant, wonderful entertainment and a surprisingly busy bar menu that is also served late. The menu features flat breads, lite fare and interesting salads. We tried the steak tips on iceberg lettuce with cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and thousand island dressing. Chef Jason Miller prepares daily seasonal specials fusing local Maine products with spices and ingredients from around the world.

5. Old Village Inn

Located in the Village, On Main Street, is a favorite with the local Ogunquit citizenry. The OVI features a wonderful restaurant and a busy Pub. The pub menu ( not featured on Saturdays ) features burgers, salads and soups. The chicken sandwich is the most popular served with fries and a nice slice of pickle. The Pub also has a nice selection of beers in tap, games and lots of Ogunquit ephemera. The Pub is especially busy during the cooler shoulder season months.

Frequently Asked, FAQ

Questions about Ogunquit, the scene, what to look for, and how to enjoy it.

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What is Ogunquit?

Often misspelled and mispronounced, Ogunquit (Algonquit, Ogonquit) is the friendly little beach and artist colony that hovers on the southern coast of Maine. Ogunquit features one of the top rated beaches in the USA, and a picturesque walk called the Marginal Way. Ogunquit is only 4 square miles. There are two main sections: the village, and Perkins Cove. Most gay nightlife, B & B''s and Inns are located in the village.

Where to stay?

Most gay people stay in the village where you don't have to drive or take the trolley. The Main beach, Marginal Way, gay nightlife, dining are all in the village.
Here are some gay owned accommodations in Ogunquit village, these Inns and B&B's are both walking distance to all Ogunquit has to offer:

Ogunquit
Beach Inn , 67 School Street, telephone 207 646 1112, features King and Queen size beds with private baths.

Moon Over Maine , 22 Berwick Road, king and queen size beds, all private baths, 207 646 6666, and now is pet friendly. call to ask for availability. 

If you want to bring your pet, we recommned The Sweet Pea Pied-a-terre Cottage Rental. Located in village centre at 80 Cottage street. This self catering condo cottage has a full kitchen, queen size bedroom, full bath, living room and washer/dryer. Walk to beach, Marginal Way. All linens included! Pet friendly with owners permission. Phone Toby at 617 233 0403. Rented, Saturday-to-Saturday

When to Go?

High season is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations are highly recommended. Fall foliage is also a great time to go. There are many different events happening during the year. Autumn shoulder season is Sept 19 to Nov 13. Tip: From the end of May to June 15th,  rates are generally cheaper and there are fewer crowds.

Banking

Ogunquit has several ATM's and three Banks (Bangor Savings, Key, & Kennebunk Savings, next to Ogunquit Beach Inn). Most restaurants take debit and credit cards. All banks will convert Canadian currency. Kennebunk Savings usually has the best rates for foreign exchanges.
There is also an ATM at the Police Station at 20 Cottage Street. ATM is open 24/7 

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster...

Many restaurants may have lobster on the menu ( MC Perkins has a wonderful Mac & Cheese with Lobster).  If you want lobster in the rough, these are our quick picks:

1. Ogunquit Lobster Pound - 504 Main Street
This is a true lobster pound! We recommend that you eat in the "bar" side of the restaurant. It's less noisy and has more atmosphere. Located about .7 mile (1.1 km)  north of village centre. See our review of the "Lobster Pound" Click here

2. Lobster Shack 110 Perkins Cove Road
Deep in the "Cove" sits the original Lobster Shack. This is the real deal. Fresh Lobster. Simple Dining room, Gluten Free Chowder, steamer, etc
See our review: Lobster Shack Review

 
3. Barnacle Billys - Perkins Cove
George Bush Sr. is often spotted here with Mikahil Gorbachev or Bill Clinton. The Rum Punch is a must!

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Beach

Go to the main beach, take a left and go 200 meters. This is the gay section. There are also smaller beaches along the Marginal Way. Footbridge Beach is located in North Ogunquit off of Ocean Ave. 

What about chairs and sport items for the beach?

Many gay guesthouses supply beach chairs.  There is also a wonderful service that provides umbrellas and  beach toys.  Pack light and call Ogunquit Beach and Sport .  They also have volleyballs and other items.

What's the night scene like?

Ogunquit is a lively town in the summer season!  Make sure to plan your stay by making reservations at your favorite restaurants. Also, make sure to purchase your tickets for the Ogunquit Playhouse
 
In Ogunquit, you see a wonderful musical at the Playhouse, see a show or sing-a-long at the piano at the Front Porch, see a show at MaineStreet, Catch a current film at the Leavitt Theatre or just have a wonderful dinner in the village topped off with an ice cream!

The Ogunquit attitude is quite friendly compared to other gay resort towns. It's quite easy to strike up a conversation at MaineStreet, the Front Porch or Five-O lounge. The local gay crowd tends to be helpful and friendly. Like all of Maine and Provincetown,  last call is 1 am, so start early!
 

Sailing anyone?

 Sail in Ogunquit aboard the Silverlining   The Silverlining is a 42 foot Sparkman & Stephens sloop. She was built in 1939 entirely of wood and bronze by the well respected Maine builder Henry R. Hinckley. Four to five times a day, The Silverlining leaves the sheltered harbor of Perkins Cove and sails along the ragged Maine coast. Phone 207 646 9800 to reserve or for more information. We highly recommend this sailboat-simply the best!

 

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How do I get to the Marginal Way?

Marginal Way starts on Shore Road near School & Cottage Streets; about 2 blocks from The Front Porch Bar.  The entrance is just after the Sparhawk Motel. Carson Kressley says, "its anything, but marginal".

What is the Marginal Way?

The Marginal Way was once an old Indian trail that is now a path the hugs the "margin" of the ocean. This Ogunquit attraction is a must. The path meanders over a mile and brings you to beautiful Perkins Cove.The Marginal Way offers some of the best views of the coastline in Maine, and unique flora and fauna.

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs......

Moon Over Maine now accepts dogs, 207 646 6666. We also recommend the Sweet  Pea Cottage for Weekly Rental that accepts Pets. This pet friendly cottage is located on Cottage Street in the village Centre. Call Toby for availability: 617 233 0403

Ogunquit also has a "Dog Park", located off of Berwick Road. For more info Click here.

Need your dog walked?? Staying in a rental house, B&B, motel,  Hotel, Inn at 2 village square and you want to spend the day at the beach?? We recommend "The Dog Lady". The Dog Lady is Karen Smith. She is Ogunquit's official Dog Lady. Call her to make arrangements at 207.502.0383 .

Dogs are not allowed on the beach in the spring or summer, so let the "Dog Lady" do the walking for you!

Safety?

Ogunquit is a very safe town with very little  crime. Take normal precautions, but you should not feel unsafe walking through town at any time of the day or night. In addition, we are blessed with a gay-friendly police force. The Police Association also sells T-shirts, a great souvenir. The Ogunquit Police Station is located at 20 Cottage Street. All emergencies: Fire, Police and Rescue phone 911. Non-emergencies 207.646.9362

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What should I pack?

Dont over pack!  You will need: long pants for the Playhouse, a light jacket or sweater (even in August), bathing suit, sunblock, and a ball cap for sun. Dont worry if you forgot something.  Ogunquit has wonderful stores and shops to buy clothing and toiletry articles.  Make sure to bring a camera, for shots of the Marginal Way for your social media!

Where can I run?

At low tide Ogunquit Beach is magical! The sand is hard packed. From the beginning of the beach to the end and back ( including the loop around the parking lot) is over 5 miles.  From the village center to Marginal Way to Perkins Cove and back is over 5 km.
There are many runners in Ogunquit, as well as three races a year: the Lobster Dash in September; the Frannie Peabody  5K AIDS run/walk in May on Ogunquit Beach; and the Christian Lumenello Lifeguard Dash on June 20th at 10am on Ogunquit Beach.

I forgot condoms and lube?

Many innkeepers have supplies.  Also, the Frannie Peabody Center provides condoms and lube at MaineStreet and will give away "goodie bags" on the beach.

Support, I need a meeting.....

Please ask your local innkeeper for AA and support group meetings. AA meetings are Sundays at 8pm at the Dunaway Center on Cottage Street. There are also meetings at the Baptist church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am.
 


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207.646.1112

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207.646.MOON

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