New Years Weekend Celebration

New Years Weekend Celebration

Moon Over Maine
December 29, 30, 31
Whether it's Mainestreet, The Front Porch, Five-0, Maxwell's, Jonathan's or MCPerkins, Cocktail parties, shows, dancing and much more. Details are being worked on for what is going to be a huge weekend celebration of the end of 2017 and the new 2018! Make your plans to be in Ogunquit!
Availability for June 16th to July 1st 2017 Availability for June 16th to July 1st 2017
Cottage Street, in the east village
Call 617 233 0403
Pied-a-terre rental cottage apartment available for weekends in November and December. Pet-friendly. Walk to beach, gay nightlife and Marginal Way. Call Toby 617.233.0403 Sleeps two, livingroom, kitchen, full bath.
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 June? Toby's Sweet Pea Pied-a-terre available weekends in the spring. 617 233 0403
Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Officiant Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Officiant
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
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Road
Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Now showing: The lost generation. After World War I. Henty Strater ( founder of OMAA, was a friend and fishing buddy of Ernest Hemingway) 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.
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Bessie's Diner!

Bessie's Diner!

Ogunquit Square
Bessie's It's where the locals go for good New England comfort food! Open all winter. 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". Located in the heart of Ogunquit-in the square!
Frequently Asked, FAQ
Questions about Ogunquit, the scene, what to look for, and how to enjoy it. Frequently Asked, FAQ

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:

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.


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



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!

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......

 We  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,or Inn in the  village, 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!


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


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 profile!

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

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.

Availability for June 16th to July 1st 2017
Call Toby: 617 233 0403 Charming one bed room with kithchen available.... Availability for June 16th to July 1st 2017

Call Toby 617 233 0403. Queen bed, kitchen, living room, full bathroom, pet friendly.

Email Toby at "Tobias" <torfe@hds.harvard.edu>,

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Special entrees for $11.99!
The "Trap" Restaurant of Perkins Cove

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Ogunquit Museum of American Art
It's been called "the most beautiful little museum in the world." Presenting Ernest Hemingway & Henry Strater, Bring a book and take a look! Ogunquit Museum of American Art

OGUNQUIT, MAINE, May 2, 2017 –The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is pleased to present a full-season exhibition, Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater, in the gallery of OMAA founder Henry Strater. In conjunction with this view into the friendship of two “Lost Generation” Americans living in Europe after World War I, OMAA invites visitors to participate in a living installation in which guests may donate a new or used book by or about American writers and artists of the Lost Generation era.

 For this show, the Strater Gallery has been reimagined as an early 20th century reading room in which visitors may leave a favorite volume in the bookshelves and watch as the “collection” develops over the May 1 – October 31 season. Read, browse, join in the discourse, take a docent-led tour, and visit the related WWI-era exhibition, Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914 – 1918, in the adjacent Barn Gallery Associates Wing. Book donors will receive a commemorative bookmark depicting Henry Strater’s portrait of Ernest Hemingway from a rare, first edition volume of the author’s 1924 masterpiece, “in our time,” which is on loan to the Museum from Bromer Bookseller’s, Boston.

Hours of Operation:
The Museum is open May to Oct 31st
10:30 - 5:00 Monday-Saturday
2:00 - 5:00 Sunday

Call 207-646-4909 for scheduling information.

Visit Blog about the Museum!

Directions to the Museum:
From I-95 take exit 4 to Route 1. Take Route 1 north for about 7 miles into Ogunquit.
Turn right off Route 1 onto Bourne Lane (the first street after the Ogunquit Playhouse),
When Bourne Lane meets Shore Road, turn right onto Shore Road.
Go about .5 miles to the Perkins Cove sign, and bear right.
The Museum is .4 miles on the left, at 543 Shore Road. Parking is available.
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Of interest
Ogunquit Beach Inn
67 School Street
Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit Beach Inn Bed & Breakfast, offers a great location in the village centre, and a 5 minute walk to the beach and less than a block to gay nightlife, restaurants and shops. Ogunquit Beach Inn offers comfortable and stylish lodging at very reasonable rates. Rooms with private bathrooms, some rooms with private entrances, king Suite, queen size beds, A/C, flatscreen cable TV/DVD/CD,DVD library, morning paper, wireless internet, room fridge, daily housekeeping and parking. A Euro Continental Breakfast is included with your stay. Recommended by Lonely Planet, Fodor's Guide and Hidden Maine Guide.
A Sweet Pea Pied-a-terre, Cottage Rental
80 Cottage Street
Ogunquit, ME
617 233 0403
Charming Pied-a-terre. Call Toby @ 617.233.0403. Located in centre, walk to beach, Marginal Way and night life. Pet-friendly, with many extras! Full kitchen, full bath, queen bed-All linens included! Weeks avail in September & October Call for pricing. Call 617 233 0403
Backyard Cafe
178 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
The back yard is Ogunquit’s newest coffeehouse and casual eatery. Our spacious interior and sunny patio are the perfect places to relax and unwind.
Beach Caddie!
On the Road
Ogunquit, ME
Take the Beach Caddie to the Main Beach, Perkins Cove, your guesthouse, Restaurant and Playhouse. Beach Caddie is the eco-friendly cart that can get you to your destination in the village! Call Stacey 207.351.7676 Also available for private parties, and special events
Black Sushi House
259 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
Cool, refreshing, hip, tasty, fresh. This is how people describe BLACK Sushi house. Listed as one of the top 53 Restaurants in Maine, by DownEast Magazine. This is THE place to get FRESH sushi, tuna etc in Ogunquit. Located next to the Levitt Theatre. BYOB. Popular with returning visitors. Where the Locals go!
Clay Hill Farm
220 Clay Hill Road
Cape Neddick, ME
Fine dining in an elegant country setting, serving modern cuisine just 2 short miles from downtown Ogunquit. Extensive wine list. Beautiful setting on a 30-acre tree farm and bird sanctuary. Proper casual attire.
Columbary House Antiques
1286 US Route One
Cape Neddick, ME
Columbary House Antiques is conveniently located on Route 1 in Cape Neddick which is midway between the town of York and the village of Ogunquit. Columbary House is unique in that it covers an extensive selection from all categories and time periods. The shops uniqueness and variety has made it very popular with other antique dealers from around the country who shop here in Maine.
David Sullivan Photography
Ogunquit, ME
David Sullivan's Photography captures the essence that is Ogunquit. David is a year round resident that has been photographing the Maine coast for almost a decade. David has produced Calendars, art posters, framed art and other gift items.

Frances Reed, MA, Wedding Officiant, Wedding Panner, Notary

Ogunquit, ME
Weather you want a simple "I Do" ceremony, beach service, Marginal Way wedding, Frances Reed can help. Licensed in the State of Maine to perform marriages, Frances has a Master of Arts in Judaic Studies, Vice President of the Ogunquit Chamber, and Notary of the Public
Front Porch Piano Cabaret & Bar
Ogunquit Square
Ogunquit, ME
For over 35 years, an institution right at the center of town. Look for a beautiful new renovation, lots of the old favorites, great food, and some new surprises.
Hackmatack Playhouse
538 School Street (Route 9)
Berwikck, ME
Hackmatack Playhouse was founded in 1972 by S. Carleton Guptill. He envisioned a summer stock theatre that would showcase the talents of professional and developing thespians from the regional area. Many theatre goers have called Hackmatack one of New England's most charming and quaint summer theatres. Some have even said that summer in Maine is not summer without a trip to Hackmatack. Much of the allure of this playhouse is its scenic location and historical presence. Hackmatack Playhouse is located on the Guptill family farmstead. The property was purchased by the first Guptill (then Gubtail) to make the long trip to "New England" from native British Isles in the mid 1600's. Thomas Guptill built the first home, a log house which sat in the far left of the present day field overlooking the irrigation pond. According to family legend, this home was burnt down by Indians during one of the many raids on the Salmon Falls river region. The present day farmhouse was constructed between the years of 1716-2005 to appease the needs of an ever-changing diverse and dynamic Guptill family. When it was first constructed, the house was a large cape sitting endwise to the road. It was occupied at one point by two Guptill brothers. The younger brother decided that he would like to have a modern two story cape. His older brother in typical conservative fashion said "the house is plenty good enough the way it is". The younger brother replied, "My half is coming off". He then proceeded to saw his half off and tear it down. He built his family a two story cape on the end of the original house, parallel to the road, giving the house its shape. Minor reconstructions have taken place since then to create a more modern and functional house for the present day Guptills.
Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre
Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit's centre of town theatre, with a huge screen, 636 seats, and Dolby stereo surround sound. The selection of first run movies changes every day or so.
Ogunquit Beach Inn
67 School Street
Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit Beach Inn Bed & Breakfast, is in a great location in the village centre, with a five-minute walk to the beach and less than a block to gay nightlife, restaurants and shops. Ogunquit Beach Inn offers comfortable and stylish lodging at very reasonable rates. Recommended by "Lonley Planet" and "Hidden Maine". The Inn itself combines the best of a Craftsman Style house of the past, but has the crisp, clean contemporary feel of today. Each guest room is individually decorated with its own unique look. Rooms have their own private bath, queen or king size beds, cable TV/DVD, WiFi, small refrigerator, air conditioner, daily housekeeping, and parking spot. Every morning there is a continental breakfast with Mike’s scrumptious muffins, fresh baked goods, bagels, breads, cereals, granola, yogurt, bottomless coffee and juice is served each morning on the breakfast porch along with the New York Times. The Inn offers an eclectic video library ranging from current to classic films to choose from, as well as a fine selection of books and magazines. We also offer complimentary chairs and towels for the beach.Ogunquit is located 66 miles north of Boston and less than 5 hours from New York City (closer to NYC than Provincetown!). Ogunquit's beach has been rated as one of the top 10 in the country. Wonderful dining, pulsating nightlife, galleries and scads of boutiques keep guests coming back to this Ogunquit Maine Bed and Breakfast Inn. Ogunquit Beach Inn is open from April until Halloween.
Ogunquit Beach n Sport
On Line!
Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit Beach 'n' Sport offers convenience and simplicity so you can enjoy your well deserved vacation. We rent beach chairs, umbrellas, beach carts, and so much more....we deliver!
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME
Hours of Operation: The Museum is open each summer from May to October 31st: 10:30 - 5:00 Monday-Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 Sunday Closed Labor Day and for four days in mid-August for rehanging. Call 207-646-4909 for scheduling information. Admission Fees: $10 Adults, Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Directions to the Museum: From I-95 take Exit 7 (exit sign reads "The Yorks and Ogunquit") to Route 1. Take Route 1 north for about 7 miles into Ogunquit. Turn right off Route 1 onto Bourne Lane (the first street after the Ogunquit Playhouse), When Bourne Lane meets Shore Road, turn right onto Shore Road. Go about .5 miles to the Perkins Cove sign, and bear right. The Museum is .4 miles on the left, at 543 Shore Road. Parking is available.
Ogunquit Spirit of Giving Committee
Ogunquit, ME
The Ogunquit Spirit of Giving Committee collects holiday gifts for under-privileged foster children in Maine, in order to help the children have a festive holiday.
Southern Maine Surf Lessons at Wheels & Waves
Post Road
Wells, ME
Southern Maine Surf Lessons will show you a safe and responsible way to enjoy a lifetime of passion for the ocean. They are fully committed to promoting the sport, lifestyle, and philosophies of surfing in a way that will enable students, as well as the established "locals" where those students chose to go, to enjoy a healthy interaction with Mother Nature. They start with background information regarding how, why, and where waves happen, then emphasize water safety and etiquette. The remainder of the lesson they spend the time and energy to ensure that each individual gets as much as they can out of it!
The Trap of Perkins Cove
117 Perkins Cove Road
Ogunquit, ME
It's the restaurant everyone is talking about! The Trap! in Perkins Cove. This cool bistro with great prices! Oysters on the halfshell, Chowder, Lobster Roll, Hawaiian Poke Bowl, micro brew beer on tap and an amazing view!
Whit's End- Life is Good
33 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME
Your genuine "Life is Good" neighborhood shop with gift cards, the exclusive Jake Lobster T-Shirt, shirts, mugs, bags, hats and shoes.

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