Happenings
The Addams Family at Ogunquit Playhouse The Addams Family at Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse
Until Oct 26th
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be one of the first regional premieres of the Broadway musical sensation, The Addams Family.
Rooms available for 10/22 & 10/23 and 10/31 & 11/1 Rooms available for 10/22 & 10/23 and 10/31 & 11/1
207.646.1112
Call or email
Enjoy foliage season! It's a great opportunity for a getaway!

Email or Phone 207 646 1112 Ogunquit Beach Inn.

Halloween Weekend 2014 Super Heroes & Villains Halloween Weekend 2014 Super Heroes & Villains
Ogunquit Village
Oct 31st & November1st
Halloween Weekend is a special time in Ogunquit! Two big parties at MaineStreet: Friday 10/31 "Hotter than Hell" On Saturday it's "Super Heroes!" Parties galore through Ogunquit. The party starts at the Front Porch Piano Bar, and then moves to Maine Street Night club! Dress your best-Cash prizes....Dress the part and be part of the fun!
Maine Outdoor FilmFest inside the Levitt Theatre Maine Outdoor FilmFest inside the Levitt Theatre
Leavitt Fine Arts Movie Theatre
Sat, 10/23 7.30pm
Leavitt Theatre Ogunquit, Maine, Thursday October 23, 2014 Box office at 6:30. Films begin at 7:30 pm. Films will be played in Full HD. Cash only at the box office on the day of. $9 for adults/$7 seniors.
Halloween Drag Maine Halloween Drag Maine "Cat" Stravaganza
Jonathan's
Oct 31st, Hallowen 6pm
No Tricks! Many treats! HALLOWEEN Costume Party/Amateur Drag Contest, Friday 10/31 at Jonathan's This is our 2nd Annual CATstravaganza, a benefit event for a small cat shelter in Hiram, ME. Please join us for a fun evening of music, dancing, a dessert buffet, and a silent auction. Prizes for best costumes, and we will again be crowning our "Queen of CATastrophe" for the crowd favorite drag queen. We will have a special dance performance by The Renegaydes. Tickets are only $25 for a night of fun. Cocktails start at 6 pm, dessert buffet at 7.
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
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."
Late Summer / Early Fall Planner Late Summer / Early Fall Planner
Ogunquit Village
Sept & Oct
Warm days on the beach, and cool nights, kids are at school. Concerts, holiday weekends, beach and at great lodging rates! Capriccio, Playhouse, 5 mile Races on the beach, Columbus Day/Canadian-Thanksgiving, Ogunquit BEAR Fest, Halloween, Foliage Remember it's summer 'til Sept 22nd- Enjoy all Ogunquit has to offer!
Suzanne Westenhoefer with Bear Comic Jason Stuart at Jonathan's! Suzanne Westenhoefer with Bear Comic Jason Stuart at Jonathan's!
Jonathan's
October 24th 8pm
The first openly gay comedian in New York, Suzanne did gay material to straight audiences in mainstream comedy clubs. She was the first lesbian comedian to garner an HBO Comedy Special, which earned her a Cable Ace Award nomination. Her live comedy special A Night at the Village runs on LOGO and Bravo. Phone: 1.207.646.4777
Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties
MaineStreet Ogunquit
October 31st & Nov 1st
Two Dance floors, with Two DJ's Friday night has devious dancing, Saturday is night costume party with cash prizes, and Sunday is Scare-eee-o-keee! Party Starts at 8pm.......on Oct 31st
Jason's Review...The Addams at the Ogunquit Playhouse Jason's Review...The Addams at the Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse
Now Playing
Jason's Review of the Addams Family at the Ogunquit Playhouse!
Moon Over Maine B&B Book Online now! Moon Over Maine B&B Book Online now!
207.646.6666
Call for last minute availability
September is here! Warm days, cool nights. 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
High Heel Dash- OgunquitFEST weekend High Heel Dash- OgunquitFEST weekend
Perkins Cove
October, 26th 3pm 2014
Don we now our gay apparel.....get your heels, and get ready and go! An Ogunquit favorite!
Front Porch Piano Bar Now Open Thursday to Sunday Nights Front Porch Piano Bar Now Open Thursday to Sunday Nights
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. Open Tuesday thru Sunday for dinner. Sing a showtune, the Front Porch Piano Bar is now open Thursday thru Sunday night! Run upstairs and sing "Hello Dolly" Featuring your favorite Piano Players! And featuring Canadian JUNO award winner Kim Kuzma, 8pm, Sun & Thur.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Shore Road
Now Open
Ogunquit Museum of American Art is open for the season! It's been called "the most beautiful little museum in the world." Upon entering the Museum, visitors look directly through the glass wall of its main gallery to the dramatic coast, the ocean and the far horizon. The Museum building is surrounded by three acres of landscaped grounds, with a reflecting pool and sculpture gardens. The museum is on Shore Road 1.4 miles south of Ogunquit Square and is on the left.
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
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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
Coming from NYC? New Motorcoach Coming from NYC? New Motorcoach
Direct motorcoach service from NYC to Portmsouth
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's Ogunquit Chronicles 2014 Alan Ilagan's Ogunquit Chronicles 2014
Ogunquit Beach Inn
Footnotes and thoughts on Alan Ilagan's visit to Ogunquit this spring.....
The Addams Family at Ogunquit Playhouse
Local Resident. Rev Candy Manuel, Marriage Officiant
Halloween Drag Maine "Cat" Stravaganza
Late Summer / Early Fall Planner
Halloween Weekend at MaineStreet- 2 nights, 2 big parties
Ogunquit Beach Inn
High Heel Dash- OgunquitFEST weekend
Ogunquit's Preferred Web Hosting Service
Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Guide

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.

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 two Banks (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 comic Khris Francis 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......

The Dolphin Den Guest House takes pets.  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, 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 Facebook page!

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 3rd on Ogunquit Beach; and the Christian Lumenello Lifeguard Dash on June 22nd at noon 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.
Ogunquit also has a weekly group committed to serving as a bridge connecting and supporting men who have sex with men (MSM), gay men, bisexual men, and questioning men through educational and community activities. This diverse mix of activities will provide these men with alternatives to the gay bars and on-line hook up sites by drawing attention to the rise in STD infections, the steady number of HIV infections among the gay male population, and the importance of establishing and maintaining a visible community. It is the hope of all participants and supporters that a safe and non-judgmental environment be created to allow for the comfortable exploration of sexual identities.  

Halloween Drag Maine

 No Tricks! Many treats! HALLOWEEN Costume Party/Amateur Drag Contest, Friday 10/31 at Jonathan's .

This is our 2nd Annual CATstravaganza, a benefit event for a small cat shelter in Hiram, ME. Please join us for a fun evening of music, dancing, a dessert buffet, and a silent auction. Prizes for best costumes, and we will again be crowning our "Queen of CATastrophe" for the crowd favorite drag queen. We will have a special dance performance by The Renegaydes. Tickets are only $25 for a night of fun. Cocktails start at 6 pm, dessert buffet at 7. 

See the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/294099824131975/
Learn about our shelter at www.facebook.com/ralphiesretreat
 

 


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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.

Rooms available for 10/22 & 10/23 and 10/31 & 11/1



Call or email for availability

Ogunquit Beach Inn. Last minute availability. Phone 207.646.1112. Located in the village centre less than a block to restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and a 5-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. or give us a call at 207.646.1112 Ogunquit Beach Inn.

Maine Outdoor FilmFest inside the Levitt Theatre

The Leavitt Theatre, in the center of town, has over 600 seats and a huge screen.

Thursday 7.30

 maineoutdoorfilm.com/ogunquit-102314/

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival: celebrating the active outdoor community and inspiring expression since 2012.
 
Celebrating "The Way Life Should Be" 
 
Several independent out door short films

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.

Suzanne Westenhoefer with Bear Comic Jason Stuart at Jonathan's!

Comedian at Jonathan's Restaurant.

Suzanne westenhoeffer with Jason Stuarg

Suzanne Westenhoeffer & Jason Stuart /

at:
Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, ME 03907
See Description Important: Our tickets have 3 different categories:

1. Show Only: $32.5 plus our service fee of $4.00

2. Show Plus: Includes dessert & coffee or 1 beverage ticket* for before the show starts. This category adds an additional $14 to the ticket price, plus the $4.00 service fee. Total ticket price is: $50.5

3. Premier: Adds a $25 dinner credit to be used in our dining room downstairs before the show plus the $14 Show Credit for Dessert or Beverages in the Upstairs Listening Room before the show. The Premier tickets have the best seats. Total Ticket Price for the Premier Seats are: $75.5

*The Show Credit is good for your choice of 2 glasses of wine OR 2 beers OR 1 cocktail OR dessert and coffee.

Day of Show Base Ticket Price increases to $36.5

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.


 

High Heel Dash- OgunquitFEST weekend

Don we now our gay apparel.....get your heels, and get ready and go! An Ogunquit favorite!
3pm at Perkins Cove!

Annual High Heel Dash!

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See last years High Heel Dash!

A great way to raise money for the Frannie Peabody Center. An organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS

ogunquitbeachinn.blogspot.com/2011/10/high-heel-dash-super-heroes-for-frannie.html

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.

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 two Banks (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 comic Khris Francis 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......

The Dolphin Den Guest House takes pets.  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, 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 Facebook page!

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 3rd on Ogunquit Beach; and the Christian Lumenello Lifeguard Dash on June 22nd at noon 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.
Ogunquit also has a weekly group committed to serving as a bridge connecting and supporting men who have sex with men (MSM), gay men, bisexual men, and questioning men through educational and community activities. This diverse mix of activities will provide these men with alternatives to the gay bars and on-line hook up sites by drawing attention to the rise in STD infections, the steady number of HIV infections among the gay male population, and the importance of establishing and maintaining a visible community. It is the hope of all participants and supporters that a safe and non-judgmental environment be created to allow for the comfortable exploration of sexual identities.  

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.


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