Ogunquit, Maine Community Info

Ogunquit, Maine
Photograph by John T Maguire, kennebunkport-me.com

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who summered there in pre-Colonial times. Nestled on the southern Maine coast between York and Wells, Ogunquit has long appealed to artists for the beauty of its coastline. Artists discovered Ogunquit's inspirational scenery over a century ago, transforming the quaint fishing hamlet into one of the most picturesque and enjoyed seaside villages in all of Maine, and even New England. A wide array of art galleries, antique shops, fine restaurants, world-class beaches, and the magnificent coastline attract visitors from around the globe.

Ogunquit, Maine Things To Do

Ogunquit Beach: Main Beach, also called Ogunquit Beach, is a long stretch of white sandy beach. Rated in the "top 10 beaches in the U.S.", Ogunquit Beach runs along the coastline for three miles and can be accessed by three main entrances. Main Beach, off Beach Street in Ogunquit's "downtown", Footbridge Beach located off Ocean Street and North Beach accessed via Bourne Avenue in Wells. Each entrance has parking and rest rooms and the Ogunquit Trolley services the Main Beach and Footbridge Beach.

Fishing, Scenic Cruises, and Kayaking: The Maine coastline is the longest coastline in the U.S. if stretched out. Viewing the craggy coastline by boat is the perfect way to see the oceanfront homes high atop Maine's numerous cliffs in Ogunquit. Hop aboard theFinestkind and take a scenic tour. Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing will whisk you away for a day of angling. Explore the inspiring coastline and tidal rivers of Southern Maine, and view birds, hidden beaches and historic lighthouses with Excursion's Sea Kayaking Adventures, located in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Walk the Marginal Way: Millions of visitors have walked the Marginal Way, a scenic cliff-walk that meanders along the ocean for over a mile. Take a stroll past the perfectly manicured Ogunquit oceanfront properties with sweeping vistas from Ogunquit Beach north to Wells and Kennebunk.

Dining: Sit on the decks overlooking Perkins Cove at Barnacle Billy's and sip their famous rum punch. Dine at one of New England's best French restaurants, 98 Provence. If appetizers are your craving, enjoy the deck at the new Tapas and Tinis where the cool, trendy decor, and impressive assortment of tapas and 'tinis will surely satisfy.

Arts, Entertainment, and Culture: Galleries, museums and theatres abound, Ogunquit offers a variety of cultural activities. See a Broadway show at John Lane's Ogunquit Playhouse, one of Southern Maine's most important cultural landmarks, bringing Broadway to the Beach each season. Opened in 1933, the work and vision of Walter and Maude Hartwig brought an outstanding, star-studded performing arts company to Ogunquit. Continuing this tradition, the Ogunquit Playhouse continuously provides audiences with the finest professional theatre in our region, placing itself on the national cultural map.

Ogunquit Video Tour

Watch the video below, for a tour of beautiful Ogunquit, Maine.

Ogunquit Links

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Municipal Services

Office/Department Phone Number
Clerk 207-646-9546
Code Enforcement Office 207-646-9326
Fire Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 207-646-5112
Harbormaster 207-646-2136
Ogunquit Memorial Library 207-646-9024
Police Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Police Dept. (non-emergency) 207-646-9361
Public Works 207-646-2062
Parks and Recreation Dept. 207-646-3032
Sewer District 207-646-2028
Tax Assessor 207-646-5140
Transfer Station 207-646-0478
Water District (KKW) 207-985-3385


  Town Hall Transfer Station
Monday 8:00-4:00 7:00-3:00
Tuesday 8:00-4:00 7:00-3:00
Wednesday 8:00-4:00 7:00-3:00
Thursday 8:00-4:00 Closed
Friday 8:00-4:00 7:00-3:00
Saturday Closed 7:00-3:00
Sunday Closed 7:00-3:00

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Public School Information

Office Phone Number
School Superintendent's Office 207-646-8331
Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Wells Elementary School K-4 207-646-5953
Wells Junior High School (Middle School) 5-8 207-439-2572
Wells High School 9-12 207-646-7011

Private/Parochial Schools

Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME pre-K-12 207-384-2164
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH 9-12 603-772-4311
St. Thomas Aquinas H. S., Dover, NH 9-12 603-742-3206
Portsmouth Christian Academy, Dover, NH Pre-K to 12 603-742-3617
St. Patrick School, Portsmouth, NH Pre-K to 8 603-436-0793
Saint Mary Academy, Dover, NH K to 8 603-742-3299
The School Around Us, Kennebunk, ME K-8 207-967-3143
The New School, Kennebunk, ME 9-12 207-985-3745

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Town Statistics and Information

Population: 1,000 in winter / 20,000 in summer
Land area: 4 square miles
County: York
County Seat: Alfred
Tax rate: $7.58 / thousand for 2017-2018
% of Value: 100%

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Other Contact Information

Office, Dept., etc. Phone Number
Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce 207-464-2939
Ogunquit Guide N/A
Ogunquit Performing Arts N/A
Ogunquit Playhouse 207-646-5511
Ogunquit Heritage Museum 207-646-0296
Ogunquit Museum of American Art 207-646-4909
Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit 207-646-4775

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Area Hospitals

Hospital Phone Numbers
York Hospital (York, ME) 207-363-4321, 877-363-4321
Wells Regional Medical Community (Wells, ME) 207-646-5211, 877-363-4321
South Berwick Medical Services (South Berwick, ME) 207-384-8130
Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth, NH) 603-436-5110, 800-685-8282
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover, NH) 603-742-5252
Exeter Hospital (Exeter, NH) 603-778-7311, 800-439-3837
Southern Maine Medical Center (Biddeford, ME) 207-283-7000
Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME) 207-871-0111
Goodall Hospital (Sanford, ME) 207-324-4310

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