Happenings
 Ogunquit BEAR Fest 9/29 to 10/2 Ogunquit BEAR Fest 9/29 to 10/2
Ogunquit Village
9/29 to 10/2
Ogunquit Bear Fest 2016 9/29 to 10/2 TeaDances, Socials, Beach, Comedy. See website for details http://www.mainestreetogunquit.com/bears
Ogunquit Beach Inn. call:  Room avail for this Saturday & Sunday Ogunquit Beach Inn. call: Room avail for this Saturday & Sunday
Ogunquit Village
Call 207 646 1112
Ogunquit Beach Inn. Room Available for this Saturday & Sunday 10/01 & 10/02 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.
Moon Over Maine B&B Book Online now! Moon Over Maine B&B Book Online now!
207.646.6666

One of the best locations in town. Gay owned and operated. 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 here.
Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties
MaineStreet Ogunquit
Weekend of 10/28 & 10/29
Two Dance floors, with Two DJ's Friday night has devious dancing Theme is your favorite "Freak Show" Party Starts at 9pm
Suede in concert  with Fred Boyle & Rich hIll Suede in concert with Fred Boyle & Rich hIll
Jonathan's Restaurant
Sunday 10/09 8pm
Sassy. Smooth. Intoxicating. Like Diana Krall meets Natalie Cole meets Bette Midler. Pop/Jazz/Blues Phenom Suede Returns to Ogunquit for one night only! Tickets on sale now at www.jonathansrestaurant.com or by calling 207.646.4777.
Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones Fri & Sat Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones Fri & Sat
MaineStreet
Fri & Sat @ 9.30
Direct from Puerta Vallarta, the Dueling Divas! Friday, Saturday & Wed. at 9.30 "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
 Allman, Neville and Pitchell Band Concert at Jonathan's Allman, Neville and Pitchell Band Concert at Jonathan's
Jonathan's
October 28th Friday 8pm
Every once in a while, you get a combination of singers, songwriters, musicians who, not only have recognized achievements, but combine their unique talents to present an unforgettable show! The ALLMAN BROTHERS earned a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012. MICHAEL ALLMAN, eldest son of Gregg Allman, American rock/blues, Rock Hall of Famer, who not only sings like his father, but looks like him as well! MICHAEL is an original songwriter but you will also here some of the the ALLMAN BROTHERS greatest hits! The ALLMAN, NEVILLE, PITCHELL BAND bring together three phenomenal multi-talented artists, who provide a wonderful evening of music!
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
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Ogunquit Playhouse & Jason's View Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Ogunquit Playhouse & Jason's View
Ogunquit
Now Thru October 1st
Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the stage with rambunctious energy. Sept 7-October 1st For tickets call 207.646.5511 or go to OgunquitPlayhouse.org Read Jason's Review
The Association - In concert! The Association - In concert!
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
Saturday 10/08
2016 American's Pop Music Hall of Fame Inductee, THE ASSOCIATION one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the sixties. With Hits such as WINDY, CHERISH, ALONG COMES MARY, and the #2 most air-played song in the world NEVER MY LOVE to name a few.
Juno Award winner Kim Kuzma: Thurs  and Sunday Juno Award winner Kim Kuzma: Thurs and Sunday
Front Porch Piano Bar
Thurs & 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 Thursday and Sunday evenings. Tip: For Sunday's show get there early. Fills up Fast!
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."
Front Porch Piano Bar Front Porch Piano Bar
9 Shore Road
Now open Wed thru Sunday, The Front Porch Restaurant is the perfect place for those of you looking for a delicious dinner in a comfortable, social atmosphere. Great people, great fun, great food. And the piano bar is open on Friday and Saturday nights!
Weekend Dance Party Weekend Dance Party
Maine Street Entertainment Complex
Fri & Sat @ 9.30
MaineStreet heats up with Weekend Dance Parties this Autumn. Ogunquit big Gay nightspot ( #Kardashian Free Zone, no tiaras, Sashes etc) Two dance floors.
Coming from NYC? Take the Motor Coach in 2016 Coming from NYC? Take the Motor Coach in 2016
NYC to OGT
2016
Direct motorcoach service via C&J Bus Lines from NYC to Ogunquit Maine, http://www.ridecj.com/locations/maine/ogunquit
Getting Married and Need a Photographer?? Call Dragonfly Shots! Getting Married and Need a Photographer?? Call Dragonfly Shots!
Ogunquit &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.
Bessie's Diner & Bar! Bessie's Diner & Bar!
Ogunquit Square
Open Everyday
Visiting Ogunquit in the off season? Visit Bessie's it's where the locals go for good New England comfort food! Open all year for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good food at great prices. Grab supper at the bar and catch up on whats going on in the village. Bessies offers some the best comfort food that is offered in Ogunquit!! Bessie's also has a lively bar with local "flavor" and great bartenders! Great drink prices! Located in the heart of Ogunquit-in the square!
Paula Poundstone Comedienne  ONE SHOW 11/26 Paula Poundstone Comedienne ONE SHOW 11/26
Jonathan's
November 26th 8pm
EVERY SHOW IS UNIQUE! Known for her honesty, and an off-kilter view of the world, PAULA POUNDSTONE'S ability to create humor on the spot is legendary. Whether she's talking about politics or being a single working mom with 3 kids, her quirky observations and spot on timing have earned her the reputation of being one of the best comics working today. Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants.”
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
Trivia Nights @ MaineStreet  Pub style! Trivia Nights @ MaineStreet Pub style!
Maine Street Entertainment Complex
Wednesday Nights
Lots of fun, prizes and a great pub menu. Test your trivia and knowledge.!
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Save $100 on your mobile website package. Each package includes: Setup, design, 1 year hosting, 1 .mobi domain name. Use promotional code: GAYOGT
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.....
Best Brew Tours! See Southern Maine's  Breweries Best Brew Tours! See Southern Maine's Breweries
Pick-up on Shore Rd
2016 Season
Hop On. Eat Well. Drink Local is our Moto! Best Brew Tours is the first of their kind with pick-up location in Southern Maine we are family owned and locally operated. On our flagship bus BEER-1 you can expect a professional driver/guide to get you to all of the craft beer, cider, spirits and yes even local Sake Brewery! Additionally, we offer tours that highlight our local approach and the Farm to table movement along the way. Each of our offerings of food will be locally sourced and produced. Our tour guides are beer geeks, they love what they do and will give you one hell of a good time.
Local Resident. Rev Candy Manuel, Marriage Officiant
 Allman, Neville and Pitchell Band Concert at Jonathan's
Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties
 Ogunquit BEAR Fest 9/29 to 10/2
Ogunquit Beach Inn. call:  Room avail for this Saturday & Sunday
World Class Beach
The Association - In concert!
Suede in concert  with Fred Boyle & Rich hIll
Weekend Dance Party
Dueling Drag Divas; Joanna & ChiChi Rones Fri & Sat

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.
 

Wedding Photography

Getting Married and Need a Photographer?? Call Dragonfly Shots! Photo 1

Ogunquit is a great venue weddings and marriages. From an intimate service on the Marginal Way, to a beach wedding in bathing suits, Rachael is YOUR wedding photographer. Rachael has over 13 years  extensive experience in weddings of  all size. 

Competitive  prices and various packages. Visit our website or call 978-857-2088

 

 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.

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.

Ogunquit Beach Inn. call: Room avail for this Saturday & Sunday

Call for availability!

Great Location!

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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

Frequently Asked, FAQ

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.
 

Suede in concert with Fred Boyle & Rich hIll



Ogunquit Favorite Suede!

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 Direct from sold out shows at NYC’s famous Birdland, Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club as well as other national tours, which include helping to raise 45K in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of opening for the late, great Joan Rivers, commanding standing ovations and bringing the house down - longtime Jonathan’s favorite Suede returns to Ogunquit with Freddie Boyle, pianist & Rich Hill, bass. DO NOT MISS IT!!!


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A Trip to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

A wonderful little museum.

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One of my favorite things to do is to visit museums. Here in Ogunquit we have the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Its located on Shore Road after Perkins Cove.

This morning it was raining, so I decided to pay the museum a little visit.

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Started by artist Henry Strater, this museum is called the most beautiful small museum in the world. The permanent collection of 1600 works, includes artists like American 20th century artists as Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstien, Marsden Hartley and Charles Woodbury.

 The museum is situated on three acres overlooking a narrow cove with incredible views. On the grounds there are many scultures, stonewalls and gardens. Its the magnificant views that inspired many artists to paint in Ogunquit. The craggy rocks reach out to the ocean, on the north side of the museum sits picturesque Perkins Cove. The crashing waves against the rocks and the wild north Atlantic sky is the perfect subject matter for 20th century artists. I am always amazed at the incredible colors of the sky, even on a less than perfect beach day.

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The current exhibit features a retrospect of Maurice Freedman, Boston painter in the cubist/expressionism genre. Travelled to Europe in the early part of the 20th century, returned to NY, and painted in Maine. He fused together European ideas with unique American subject matter. This piece is my favorite painting from the retrospect. Noitce the fauve colors with the cubist elements.

Its called "Bathers Interlude" 1948. The subject matter is a bit whimiscal. A day on the beach should be fun! The docents at the museum are helpful and will help visitors disect the art and give tours.

 Picture taken out on the cliffs at the Ogunquit Museum of Art 10/07/2009. Could not get any of the docents to take my picture out on the cliffs......Museum is open daily til Oct 31. Visit website for times and hours.

Coming from NYC? Take the Motor Coach in 2016

Finally!

Direct from NYC to OGT

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CJ Bus Lines offers a motorcoach from NYC direct to Ogunquit. Journey is 5+hours.

Ogunquit. www.ridecj.com/locations/maine/ogunquit call them 24/7 and get a "live" friendly person at 800.258.7111

Book your trip now!


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