Just a few miles from Sea Mist is the popular seaside town of Ogunquit, best known as a coastal artist colony. From the quaint downtown village atmosphere to the beautiful coastline, Ogunquit is known as “beautiful place by the sea.” Art galleries and boutiques line the village streets and Perkin’s Cove, both are great for browsing. Ogunquit has wonderful restaurants and some of the best festivals from Patriots Day in April to OgunquitFest and Cappriccio in the fall.
Ogunquit is host to unique attractions including the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Ogunquit Playhouse – one of the last remaining summer stock theaters that draws Hollywood and Broadway talent for summer play productions.
Perkin’s Cove is one of the prettiest places in Maine, this charming seaside village brims with cute shops, ice cream parlors, galleries and great restaurants. You can also take a boat ride from Perkins Cove to go see lobsters being hauled and lighthouses, and legendary Boon Island, or head out on a fishing charter. Perkin’s Cove is also a great walking spot, you can follow Marginal Way for a mile all the way to Ogunquit Beach and back on the most scenic coastal walkway.
You can’t mention Ogunquit with making note of the fantastic food. Some of the best chefs have selected Ogunquit as their creative space and the town is now a foodie capital in Maine. From gourmet coffee shops and handmade candy stores to five course culinary experiences, Ogunquit is a diner’s haven. From traditional Maine seafood, to sushi and steakhouses, the culinary scene is thriving. And the evening piano bars and quaint movie theatre make this town lively at night, by Maine standards.