The 3 Best Southern Maine Golf Courses

A man golfing at one of the best southern maine golf courses.

One of the best things about staying at the Beachmere Inn on the Ocean is that it’s close to several engaging Southern Maine golf courses. Too many golf courses! If you would love to try out a new course or would like to get in some rounds of golf before your vacation is over, we are going to make it easy for you to choose. 

Top 3 Golf Courses Near Beachmere Inn

You don’t need to worry about what fairway you’ll be on since we’ve found the best golf courses in Southern Maine for you! Again, there are many golf courses in the area, so you are bound to find something that best suits your play style. Below are three of the best places.

Cape Neddick Country Club

Location: 650 Shore Road, Cape Neddick

Cape Neddick Country Club has been around for more than 100 years. It’s a nine-hole golf course located on the southern coast of Maine. The golf course architect is the legendary Donald Ross. Check the website to set up your tee time.

Ledges Golf Club

Location: 1 Ledges Drive, York

The Ledges Golf Club is a genuinely gorgeous Maine golf course. It’s one that you won’t want to miss. The course takes players through scenic East Coast woods and up and down hilly terrain. Book your tee time online or call the club at 207-351-3000.

Old Marsh Country Club 

Location: 445 Clubhouse Road, Wells

This course was built in 2008, and, more recently, in 2017, the course opened up its first practice facility. It’s an excellent place for golf veterans and newbies to play golf together and take in the picturesque Maine landscape.

There’s More Golf to See When You Stay at Beachmere Inn

The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean provides the perfect way to take a break after a long day of walking the fairways on some of the best golf courses in Southern Maine. Tour our five different buildings to see which oceanfront or residential location is right for you! To book your Ogunquit, Maine, stay with The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean please check our availability online or call at 1-800-336-3983.

See Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, and More in Fall

A photo of a bench overlooking a lake near Marginal Way Perkins Cove.

Having an opportunity to walk and see Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, and the Atlantic Ocean is something that you shouldn’t miss. Whatever season it is. Find yourself in Ogunquit, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, or any nearby Maine destination during the autumn months. You will be in for a unique experience on the coast that won’t be overcrowded. The Beachmere Inn is the best place to get walking down this fantastic path.

Walking the Marginal Way to Perkins Cove

This fall will be one to remember, from long walks to an impressive display of fall foliage. You won’t soon forget about the Marginal Way, Perkins Cove area.

Fall Colors

One of the first things you will see is a grand display of fall colors when you arrive. You’re going to want to up close and see it for all its glory. Be sure to keep an eye on Maine fall foliage maps so you can see what patches of forest are changing colors near the Marginal Way. While the Marginal Way is more than one mile, there is a lot to see on your travels.

Take Time to Rest

It’s essential to take this moment slowly. If you have difficulties walking, the Marginal Way is paved, and it does include 39 benches to relax and lose yourself in the moment. You’ll want to catch your breath when you see the idyllic beachside houses and hear the waves crashing against the rocks. Take it all in before it gets too cold.

Traverse Perkins Cove

When you reach Perkins Cove, there are many different things you can do. If you’re craving a meal, sit down and eat some fresh seafood at Footbridge Lobster, The Trap, and many more. When you finish eating, don’t forget to take pictures of the ocean and watch the fishing boats come in.

We’ll Be Waiting for You At The Best Marginal Way Hotel

Take your time. Don’t worry about it. When you make your return journey, you can look forward to our unbeatable facilities, charming lodgings, and dedicated staff. The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean has everything you need to make this autumn getaway at Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, a memorable one. To book your Ogunquit, Maine, stay with The Beachmere Inn on the ocean. Please check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-336-3983.

Spend a Day on Ogunquit Beach in Coastal Maine

Two adults watch as a child builds a sand castle on a Ogunquit beach.

Ogunquit Beach in Abenaki language means beautiful place by the sea. And the name does justice to the place entirely. Think white sandy shores, blue skies, rocky cliffs, and historic colonial architecture. Now that you are intrigued, let us explore unique beach activities.

5 Unique Ogunquit Beach Activities (Maine-Style)

1. Walk on the Beach

Needless to say, one of the biggest draws in the region is Ogunquit Beach, which definitely deserves more than just one visit. The sand on this beach is extra soft to walk on, and there is no pebble insight. This landmass between Ogunquit’s tidal river and the Atlantic Ocean is made up of just sand. So, take advantage of this soft sand and just walk around till the sun shines.

2. Beach Activities Galore!

With lifeguards patrolling the beach at all times and the police posting updates about the tides and waves on their Facebook page, Ogunquit Beach is as safe as it gets. The sand is soft enough to gradually fall into the ocean, so even young kids can swim in the sea (with parental guidance). Make sandcastles, play games, or just get your tan on at the beach.

3. Participate in Annual Events at Ogunquit Beach

The best part is that two events occur every year at Ogunquit Beach, in which everyone can participate. One is a sandcastle competition and the other is a kite flying one. The sandcastle contest takes place in early September, where people of all ages come with a shovel in hand to create sand marvels on the beach. The Ogunquit Kite Festival is part of the weeklong Capriccio Festival which takes place in September where you can see hundreds of kites flying across the shoreline.

4. Eat Your Heart Out at the (Nearby) Restaurants 

No trip to the beach is complete without having a hearty meal to compensate for all that running around on the sand. Luckily, Ogunquit Beach has all types of restaurants you could wish for. From continental to steakhouses, they have it all. Try Bonissoni, which is a Brazilian steakhouse located in Ogunquit. If you are in the mood for continental food, try Jonathan’s, which serves local cuisine in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.

5. Explore Footbridge Beach

Located on the north end of Ogunquit Beach, Footbridge Beach offers a quieter alternative to the hustle and bustle. You can avoid the crowds and parking fees by just walking across the plank footbridge that spans the Ogunquit River. 

If you are looking to book a place for your family near Ogunquit Beach, try The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean. We offer luxury suites and unique rooms with fireplaces, kitchenettes, and private balconies. Please check availability online to book!

Let Us Host Your Special Day at Our Ogunquit, Maine, Wedding Venue

Photo of a wedding in Ogunquit Maine.

 

As Maine’s best wedding venue, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean is the ideal place to host your special day. With over eight decades in guest services, event coordination, and hospitality, you are in good hands with Beachmere Inn. Our property is a classic setting for indoor or outdoor events and is maintained with the highest standards and grounds care. Not only is our location perfect for weddings but for all the events that surround it as well, including elopements, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Start planning the most important day of your life at our Ogunquit, Maine, wedding venue today!

A Classic Setting For Your Wedding Festivities

Photo of a wedding dinner and table setting in Ogunquit Maine..Your event will be enhanced by our natural and dramatic oceanfront offerings and handsomely appointed staterooms. Nestled in the rocky coastline of the Marginal Way, our Ocean View Lawn can accommodate a large number of guests for an outdoor ceremony. Our Rotunda provides a unique outdoor venue for your cocktail hour, complete with a fire pit and bistro lighting. Your guests will be delighted with a tented reception on our Victorian Side Lawn or a more intimate reception inside our Marginal Way Salon, both offer spectacular ocean views.

Superb Ogunquit, Maine, Lodging

In order to simplify everything, we can set up a guest room block and rate for you and your wedding guests. All of our charming guest rooms are decorated with a coastal flair, offer a kitchenette, and include a hearty continental breakfast each morning served in our Blue Bistro. The majority of rooms have ocean views and either a private patio or deck. We also have off-site cottages that work very well for groups and are just a short walk to our main property.

Leave the Details to Us

Leave the stress of wedding planning to the staff at Beachmere Inn. Wedding and event planning requires attention to many details, and our staff has the experience to coordinate these efforts for you. For an additional fee, we can take care of all aspects of your event from arranging the vendors to the day of execution. The fee for this service will be determined by the scope of your event.

With the stunning backdrop of coastal Maine, unbeatable facilities, charming lodgings, and a dedicated staff, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean has everything you need to make your special day one that you’ll never forget. For more information, contact our event manager at 207-646-2021 extension 627, email [email protected], or fill out the Wedding Inquiry form on our website.

5 Ogunquit, Maine, Shops to Check Out During Your Stay

Two friends enjoying Ogunquit Maine Shops

Downtown Ogunquit, Maine’s, collection of quirky, colorful, and creative specialty stores make it impossible to simply stop after a single shop. There are plenty of fun activities in Ogunquit, like whale watching, kayaking, and hiking, but ensure you make time to browse the shops that are as unique as our coastal town itself. The team at The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean has curated a list of can’t-miss shops in Ogunquit, Maine, just for you! Check them out. 

1. A friendly, fun atmosphere fills the room along with Maine goodies from photo prints to tasty Stonewall Kitchen samples at Spoiled Rotten.

2. Add a stunning splash of Maine color with a Pantone print by Dana Heacock at Abacus Gallery. You can also take a look at their jewelry, ceramics, wearables, and gifts.

3. The Whistling Oyster, a charming seaside boutique, offers designer throw pillows, casual and evening handbags, local artwork, fine jewelry, and other specialty gifts.

4. Sea Glass Jewelry Studio is a collaboration of local and international artists producing beautiful, often one-of-a-kind, pieces of jewelry.

5. On the Main is a unique gift shop and gallery featuring beautifully handcrafted art from artists in the New England states, all over the United States, and Canada.

Intimate and Stylish Ogunquit Maine Lodging

Conveniently located on the Marginal Way and a short walk to the village center or Perkins Cove, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean provides guests the perfect accommodations to unwind after a long day of shopping in Ogunquit, Maine. Tour our five different buildings to see which oceanfront or residential location is right for you! For more COVID-19-related news regarding travel and our Ogunquit lodgings, please visit our Inn Updates page.

To book your Ogunquit, Maine, stay with The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean, please check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-336-3983.

Things to Do in Ogunquit, Maine, While Social Distancing

Photo of a Group of Friends Jumping into the Atlantic Ocean from a Boat. Boating Remains One of the Best Things to Do in Ogunquit, ME.

We are finally seeing the light at the end of the long and difficult tunnel that is the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we can start to think about what a responsible vacation looks like. It means packing plenty of masks and hand sanitizer, but it also means finding activities that allow for social distancing. Luckily, there is an abundance of socially distanced activities in Ogunquit, Maine!

7 Best Socially-Distanced Activities in Ogunquit, Maine

The team at The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean has curated a list of socially distanced things to do in Ogunquit, Maine, just for you! Check them out below. 

  • Stroll along Marginal Way. One of the most scenic strolls you’ll take in southern Maine is the mile-long Marginal Way, which stretches from downtown Ogunquit’s Shore Road to the docks at Perkins Cove.
  • Explore the Beach. Ogunquit has two long beautiful sand beaches including its namesake Ogunquit Beach, and Footbridge Beach. You can walk along them and enjoy the view, sunbathe, or even swim if you don’t mind the chilly ocean temperatures.
  • Admire American Art. As far as indoor activities in Ogunquit, Maine, go, Ogunquit Museum of Art is at the top of the list. A small gallery with a fantastic oceanfront setting, the museum is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of American art. 
  • Enjoy Classic Maine Seafood. Barnacle Billy’s is perfect for social distancing with its picturesque outdoor seating. Order a lobster boiled and buttered in its shell, in a stew, or as a lobster roll, you won’t regret it! 
  • Hit the Seas. See the shoreline from an entirely new perspective when you book an excursion with Finestkind Scenic Cruises. Sailing cruises carry two-six people, so you can make sure to only be around people in your group. 
  • Hike Mount Agamenticus. Featuring numerous trails that range from moderate to difficult, there is something for everyone at Mount Agamenticus. Enjoy a sweeping panorama of land and sea at the mountain top.
  • Check Out ‘Maine Street.’ Shop Ogunquit’s unique boutiques along Main Street in the historic village center. Explore some fun shops like Sea Glass Jewelry Studio, Abacus, and Whistling Oyster.

Book Your Ogunquit, Maine, Lodging with Beachmere Today

Photo of a Beachmere Inn Suite. Click Here for 7 Things to Do in Ogunquit, Maine.Conveniently located on the Marginal Way, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean provides guests the perfect accommodations to escape to after a long day of exploring Ogunquit. Tour our five different buildings to see which oceanfront or residential location is right for you! Your health, safety, and comfort are our number one priority at our Ogunquit resort, and we promise to do everything within our power to deliver an unforgettable experience. For more COVID-19-related news regarding travel and our Ogunquit lodgings, please see our Inn Updates page.

To book your Ogunquit, Maine, stay with The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean, please check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-336-3983.

Safe Travel Tips at Our Ogunquit Resort

Photo of a Masked Couple at Our Ogunquit Resort.

 

Come spring 2021, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean is once again opening its doors to all longing to experience the tranquil splendor of the Maine Coast. Our Ogunquit resort has implemented top-of-the-line features to help ensure you and your loved ones’ safety when you travel. Plus, we have a few health and wellness suggestions for you to keep in mind as you soak in breathtaking ocean views and explore our slice of paradise. 

Health & Wellness Upgrades at Our Ogunquit Resort

Our Ogunquit, Maine, resort prides itself on thinking outside the box when taking steps to create a healthy space for people to congregate. In addition to bolstering our cleaning procedures, including implementing UV-lighting to enhance the disinfection of surfaces. We’ve integrated private outdoor entrances for guests, providing a more intimate experience. Plus, our Ogunquit hotel has rearranged the dining and lobby areas to help promote social distancing. Our outdoor dining capacity has also increased so that you can enjoy a delicious meal from the Blue Bistro with a front-row seat to the majestic Atlantic Coast. For more COVID-19-related news regarding travel and our Ogunquit lodgings, please see our Inn Updates page.

Other Health & Wellness Tips for Maine Travelers

Remember to pack plenty of masks, as they’re still required in all public places, and to have one with you at all times—even if you’re only planning to stay outdoors. You never know when you’ll need one! Having travel-sized hand sanitizer is also a great way to keep your hands clean on the go. Limit how much physical contact you have with public surfaces like handles, rails, countertops, etc. Our Ogunquit resort’s wellness upgrades, in conjunction with your vigilance, will help create a safe atmosphere and community for all in need of a well-deserved Maine Coast getaway. 

Reserve Your Stay at Our Inn in Ogunquit, Maine

Treat yourself to our spacious accommodations with balconies and outstanding oceanfront views. Spend quality time with loved ones as you explore the rocky shoreline and engage in all manner of area activities. Your health, safety, and comfort are our number one priority at our Ogunquit resort, and we promise to do everything within our power to deliver an unforgettable experience. To learn more about our fantastic amenities and availability, please give us a call at 800-336-3983.

Maine Whale Watching Tours near Ogunquit

Picture of a whale sighting on a Maine whale watching tour.As you plan your 2021 coastal getaway to The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean, consider embarking on several exciting escapades near our Ogunquit hotel. Take advantage of our perch along the Atlantic Ocean, and check out the best Maine whale watching tours. Starting in late spring, migrations of whales make their way back towards our Maine beach resort, providing a plethora of stunning views for curious tourists. 

Discover Your Ideal Maine Whale Watching Tour

During your stay at our Ogunquit, Maine, hotel, you’re sure to bring home several cherished memories of time spent on the beach, rejuvenating nature hikes, and other quintessential area attractions. If you love learning about marine life, embark on a nautical adventure near our hotel on the Maine Coast. Make sure your camera is prepped and ready to snap some sensational pictures of seals, birds of prey, and breaching whales.

First Chance Whale Watch

Located north of our Ogunquit Beach hotel, First Chance Whale Watch offers an authentic Maine whale watching tour experience. Spend a few hours on the water soaking in the magnificent sights and learning about all manner of extraordinary marine life. Their fantastic captains and crews have several spent years navigating these waters, so you’re sure to have a fabulous time. 

New England Eco Adventures

Get a front-row seat on a New England Eco Adventures tour. With panoramic views, no crowds, and a series of fantastic guided outings to choose from, you’re in for a treat. Their Maine whale watching tour has a 97-percent sighting rate. If there are no flippered mammals to view, you get another tour—on the house! 

Other Boat Tours in Ogunquit, Maine

As far as local whale watching in Ogunquit, Maine, is concerned, several boat tours are available. While none of them focus on whale sightings, tourists often report magnificent breachings or snap a few images of migrations. In any case, these Maine boat tours are perfect for those who love stunning nautical views and watching oceanic wildlife. 

Your Maine Getaway Itinerary Starts with The Beachmere Inn

Treat your loved ones to a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway to our Maine Coast resort. Our assortment of accommodations provides an intimate space to bond with family and friends, as well as serene oceanfront views. As you continue your vacation plans, consider our list of specials and packages to get a fantastic deal on your stay. For more itinerary suggestions, please give us a call at 800-336-3983.

5 Reasons to Plan a Maine Elopement for 2021

Picture of couple eloping in Maine.As anyone who has put together a wedding can attest, the whole process can be a smidge overwhelming—from the financial costs, meal planning, guest lists, wedding parties, registries, seating charts, music, and so on. For those tired at the thought of wedding planning, consider a Maine elopement at The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean. Our quaint, oceanside Ogunquit, Maine, hotel is the perfect place to host the intimate ceremony of your dreams, surrounded by select few loved ones and the gorgeous Atlantic coastline.

1. Maine Elopements: Safer Than Weddings During a Pandemic

Unfortunately, the year 2021 doesn’t look much better than 2020 in regards to gaining any relief from COVID-19. Instead of planning a massive event with necessary precautions that may still put loved ones at risk, consider a Maine elopement instead. It’s a much easier environment to control, and you won’t have to fret about possible Covid outbreaks. 

2. Much Less Financial Stress

It’s not uncommon for couples to take out loans to help cover the cost of wedding expenses. The average price of a Maine wedding is $30,000. Set aside that money for a relaxing honeymoon at our luxury resort in Maine, put a downpayment on your dream home, or invest it in whatever opportunities may come your way. Maine elopements enable you to save money and have an intimate ceremony free from family drama. 

3. Relieve the Potential of Family Drama

Depending on your familial situations, having a Maine elopement might be your solution to avoid potential conflicts. And, let’s be honest: this day is about you and your partner. Spend the most important day of your life with the people you love most at our Ogunquit Beach hotel. 

4. Bask in the Beautiful Landscapes at Our Maine Coast Hotel

If you’re looking for places to get married in Maine, The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean features gorgeous rocky coastlines and outstanding ocean views. Have your elopement pictures taken in one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in Maine. Plus, we’re prepared to help you customize your special day at our idyllic resort. 

5. Indulge in a More Intimate & Personal Ceremony

Avoid the stress of making sure everything goes as planned on your wedding day and focus on what’s important: marrying the love of your life. Maine elopements allow you to bask in the beauty of your surroundings and indulge in a private event with those who matter most. Say “I do” to the sound of ocean waves, take as long as you’d like with pictures, and enjoy a quiet dinner with your new-appointed spouse.  

Let Beachmere Inn Host Your Ideal Maine Elopement

While there are myriad reasons to elope, everything comes down to what you and your significant other want for your big day. The Beachmere Inn has hosted many beautiful weddings and elopements at our oceanside resort and would love to help your dreams come true. To learn more about our elopement offerings or book your perfect couple’s suite, please give us a call at 800-336-3983.

Top 10 Ogunquit, Maine, Restaurants with Takeout

Picture of person getting take out at an Ogunquit, Maine, restaurant.One of the best parts of traveling is trying regional food favorites and opening yourself to new dining experiences. However, as we adjust to a new normal amid the global pandemic, going out to eat may not always be the best option. During your getaway at The Beachmere Inn on the Ocean, consider ordering pick up from some of the best restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine. Enjoy your fresh lobster rolls in the comfort of our cozy Maine Coast hotel, or have a picnic on Ogunquit Beach.

Order from Some of the Best Ogunquit, Maine, Restaurants

The food and dishes that restaurants offer says a lot about a region. During your visit to our Maine resort on the Atlantic Coast, fresh lobster dishes and succulent seafood should definitely be on your list of things to eat. Treat yourself to some spectacular Maine cuisine and support the local restaurant business near our Ogunquit Beach hotel.

  • Backyard Coffee & Eatery will satisfy your caffeine and other hot beverage needs with a tasty breakfast sandwich or homemade baked goods. 
  • Barnacle Billy’s is the go-to place for a taste of fresh Maine lobster.
  • Beach Fire Bar Grille serves a variety of classic pub favorites and savory seafood dishes. 
  • Five-O Shore Road is the perfect place for groups who can’t decide on where to eat; they offer a little bit of everything, and it’s all excellent. 
  • Footbridge Lobster, a little red building in Perkins Cove, serves the best Maine lobster rolls in town.
  • Northern Union offers fresh delicacies and curated wine, beer, and cocktail kits. 
  • Ogunquit Lobster Pound is another excellent seafood eatery options with succulent Maine lobster and fantastic pasta dishes. 
  • Smoky B’s Gin Mill will sate your hankering for finger-licking BBQ. 
  • So Zap serves delicious, authentic Thai dishes. 
  • The Beach Basket offers healthy, creative, seasonal options that make takeout easier than ever. 

Your Coastal Getaway Starts at the Beachmere Inn

Bask in the beautiful Ogunquit Beach views and sate your seafood cravings during your stay at the Beachmere Inn. Our cozy accommodations offer oceanfront views and seclusion from Ogunquit’s Main Street. You don’t have to travel far to find fantastic Ogunquit, Maine, restaurants. Our on-site eatery, the Blue Bistro, serves fantastic breakfasts and delicious entrees. For more information on reserving our Maine Coast resort, please give us a call at 800-336-3983.