Ogunquit Maine – Where to Find the Best Coffee

If you are like many others, coffee is one of the first things you set your sights on each morning to get your day started. Beachmere Inn is located on the beautiful coast of Maine and is the perfect place to watch the sunrise while sipping your morning pick-me-up. However, it can be tough to decide where to go for that unique cup of joe when you are visiting a new area, so we want to introduce you to a few of our favorite places in Ogunquit Maine to satisfy your coffee cravings. 

Backyard Coffeehouse and Eatery

Start your day off with an artistic flair and the delicious flavors of the Backyard Coffeehouse and Eatery. Hand-crafted espresso drinks and delicious dishes are the perfect way to kickstart your morning. With vegan and gluten-free options make the Backyard an excellent choice for anyone to enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch while sitting in the cozy dining area or on the sunny outdoor patio. 

 

Bread and Roses Bakery

What goes together better than a freshly-baked pastry and a hot cup of coffee in the morning? If you have a sweet tooth or enjoy a fresh croissant for breakfast, stop in at Bread and Roses Bakery to get your day going. From coffee cake to fresh rolls, this bakery takes pride in their passion for baking and creating delicious treats. 

 

 

The Greenery Cafe 

For a hearty breakfast paired with a steaming cup of coffee, The Greenery Cafe is the perfect place to take the family for a delicious dining experience. Waffles, pancakes, breakfast burritos, and more build the ideal breakfast menu while the full lunch menu offers even more incredible choices.

 

 

Cove Cafe  

If you are looking for a unique place to grab your cup of joe, Cove Cafe is an adorable local diner full of delicious options. Though Cove Cafe is open seasonally, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast on your summer vacation and experience the local Ogunquit Maine charm. Located right on Perkins Cove, you can drive just a short way to delight in a view of the sparkling waters while sipping on your hot coffee and savoring the warm morning light. 


This summer, get away from it all at
Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit Maine.  While we do offer coffee to our guests  during our continential breakfast, and all day in the lobby, you should also visit these delightful cafes, and you won’t have to ask, “Where is there a good place to grab a coffee near me?” because these stops are a shoo-in. Every morning is a good morning when you are staying with Beachmere Inn. 

 

Ogunquit Maine – Top Three Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Fun

When you are on vacation, the weather doesn’t always cooperate with the plans we make for our trip. When you stay with us at The Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit Maine, we have a few fantastic activities that are ideal for a rainy day. Check out our list of the top-three rainy day activities that will keep the fun going during your getaway!

 

Flower arrangements mirror painting images

Art in Bloom is offered in late June each year showcasing flower arrangements to reflect painting interpretations.

A Day of Art
When the weather is less than perfect, a great way to spend the day is by visiting an art museum. There are two art museums in Ogunquit Maine that we would like to share with you.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art – Find an array of techniques and artistic movements by visiting the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. You will find wonderful exhibits with unique art and catch a glimpse into artists minds by viewing their work. You will find art from all over the world, as well as our beautiful coastal home on display for visitors to enjoy.

The Barn Gallery is within a 5-10 min walk of the Inn. Since the late 1800’s, Ogunquit has attracted an eclectic variety of artists, all of whom helped create a richly textured art colony and a place to live and paint.  Juried members of the Ogunquit Art Association (Maine’s original artists’ group) host their creations, offer gallery talks and panel discussions and so much more.   The 2019 Season runs from May 22 through October 14. Don’t miss the 68th OAA Art Auction on August 4, 2019 – the largest art auction in Ogunquit and always one of the high points of the seacoast region’s cultural season.

Tap Dancers at The Ogunquit Playhouse for 42nd street

Tap Dancers at The Ogunquit Playhouse for 42nd street (2019)

Catch a Show  
For those that are looking for something fun to do and experience phenomenal entertainment, catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Since 1933, the Ogunquit Playhouse has hosted incredible theatrical and musical productions for all to enjoy. Surrounded by rich history, this Ogunquit hub brings a bit of Broadway to our beautiful coastal community. Shows like the classic “Kinky Boots” and “West Side Story,” the playhouse has received numerous recognitions for their Broadway-caliber productions and make this stop one of our favorite Ogunquit Maine must-sees!

Delightful Tasty Treats 
If you have a sweet tooth, there is one delightful place that you won’t want to miss during your visit. Rain or shine, the Harbor Candy Shop is sure to sweeten your day with an array of delicious treats that will have your taste buds singing. From artisan chocolates to mouthwatering caramels and truffles, it is hard to resist the temptations of this candy shop’s creations.

Lastly, DON’T worry, Sunshine is On the Way
Many of our guests can’t wait to take a walk by the ocean while the sun is shining down. However, we all know Mother Nature can have other things in mind. When you stay with us at The Beachmere Inn, the occasional rainy day never dampens the day because you can still enjoy these activities and so much more! Visit our website for even more ideas to build the perfect itinerary for your next Ogunquit Maine getaway!

Ogunquit Restaurants: Dining at Beachmere Inn

Ogunquit Restaurants: Dining at Beachmere Inn

Enjoy a fresh prepared lunch or dinner in the Bistro

When you are staying in a beautiful area like Ogunquit Maine, there is one essential detail to every trip that Beachmere Inn guests can’t get enough of— the food! You will always have access to incredible dining with Blue Bistro and all of the nearby Ogunquit restaurants when you stay at Beachmere Inn. Indulge in the best culinary creations that boast the unique flavors of the coast during your getaway; your taste buds will thank you!

The Perfect Start to Every Day

When you wake up in our Ogunquit Maine lodging to the sun peeking through the windows and the sounds of waves lapping the nearby shores, you can start every day off with something tasty. A free continental breakfast is available for all of our guests to fuel up for a day of adventures. Take that first sip of coffee as you relax on the balcony and watch the sunrise over the water as the early sun casts shades of pinks and purples across the horizon. Every morning is a good morning at Beachmere Inn.

Maine Lobster Bakes on the lawn, a must when dining in Maine

Fantastic Lunches

For lunch, you can find a myriad of tasty options at our very own Blue Bistro. Though there are other Ogunquit restaurants within driving distance, you won’t need to leave the property for a delicious meal. Save time that you would spend traveling by indulging in the delicious creations of the chefs at Blue Bistro and leave more time for fun activities.

Seasonal Fun!

During each season, Beachmere Inn also offers unique dining experiences with a little added flair. Summer months bring lobster bakes to the lawn of our inn, while fall brings perfectly prepared prime rib dinners. You can also indulge in the Blue Bistro Burger Bar on Fridays during the summer for a grill-out like you’ve never tasted before.

When the Dinner Bell Rings

lunch or dinner can be enjoyed on our deck

Blue Bistro Porch for your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail around the firepit.

When dinner time rolls around, and your tummy begins to beckon for something tasty, treat your taste buds to the culinary creations at Blue Bistro. Throughout the seasons, we offer choices with a mix of seafood dishes as well as an array of delectable entrees such as rack of lamb, pasta, and mouth-watering steaks. You can pair your entree with the perfect wine or specialty cocktail from a well-rounded drink menu, and follow up each meal with a unique dessert that will leave your taste buds singing. When it comes to Ogunquit restaurants, Blue Bistro takes pride in every plate and serves with the utmost quality and freshness.


We have incorporated gluten-free menu options into our regular menus as well as descriptions of ingredients to make it easy for everyone to choose something they will enjoy. Dining during your stay doesn’t get much better than the experiences offered by
Blue Bistro at Beachmere Inn. Discover the something incredible for every meal during your getaway with us and treat your taste buds to something new when you stay with Beachmere Inn.

 

An Ogunquit Maine Romantic Escape

An Ogunquit Maine Romantic Escape

Hearts by two handsWhen life becomes a hectic whirlwind of busy schedules and long to-do lists, it can become challenging to find quality time to spend with your sweetheart. Reconnect and get away from it all with a romantic escape to Ogunquit Maine at Beachmere Inn. Rediscover the joys of exploring someplace new and getting some much needed time together without the worries of everyday life tugging at your sleeves.

Treat Yourselves

When you arrive at your Beachmere Inn accommodations, head to the spa and kick off your romantic escape with a bit of special treatment. We have a couples room so that you and your love can enjoy a hot stone massage together or a “Tired Feet Treatment” that will help you relax and rejuvenate. When it comes to spas in Maine, the spa here at Beachmere Inn is conveniently only steps from your Ogunquit Maine lodging. You can easily start the day by letting go of all of your stress and clear your mind to begin your vacation on the right foot.

Wander and Explore

If you have the hearts of adventurers or simply love the outdoors, Ogunquit Maine is the perfect destination. Whether you take a winter stroll with snow on the beach or love feeling the warm ocean breeze in the summer, Beachmere Inn is nearby some of the best walking paths for incredible views and a relaxing excursion. Marginal Way is popular among locals and visitors for it’s easy going trails and gorgeous postcard-worthy views. Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a great way to experience a variety of trails for various experience levels as well as Ogunquit beach areas. For a little be more of a challenge and to fully immerse yourself in nature, explore Mt Agamenticus. Local farmers and landowners have come together with efforts to make the Mt Agamenticus area clean and preserved in its most natural form. Take in the views and bring along a camera to snap photos along the way and capture the beauty of the area to remember forever. 

Sunset glow over the Beachmere Victorian Building

Get Cozy with Ogunquit Maine Lodging

Every romantic getaway needs cozy accommodations to snuggle into every night and enjoy a peaceful evening with your love. Relax with your favorite beverage as you listen to the waves from your balcony at Beachmere South, Beachmere West, or The Victorian. You can also enjoy the charming comforts of home at Hearthstone House and Bullfrog, or escape to a hidden garden paradise at our Mayfair property. Our Ogunquit Maine lodging is perfect for any occasion, and you can choose from our array of accommodations to find the ideal place for you and your sweetheart to get away from it all. So grab your honey and head to Beachmere Inn for a romantic Ogunquit Maine getaway that you will never forget.

A Getaway For Any Season: The Beachmere Inn

If you are looking for the perfect getaway for any season with an ocean view and plenty to do all year round, look no further than The Beachmere Inn. Sitting right on the water’s edge in Ogunquit Maine, you can wake up every morning to the sounds of waves rolling to shore and in the winter months see a postcard view of snow on the beach. Every season holds something new for visitors, and we want to invite you to experience our unique Ogunquit Maine lodging first-hand for an incredible stay all year round.

Marginal Way during the winter is magical.

An Oceanfront Winter Wonderland

If you love the ocean and can’t get enough of fun winter activities, Ogunquit Maine is the ideal destination to get the best of both. Discover snow on the beach for breathtaking photography opportunities, snowshoe down the coast, nearby skiing, and much more. A winter stay at The Beachmere Inn is an experience that you will never forget. 

Springing Into Warmer Weather

As the ground thaws and plants begin sprouting with new life, the warmer weather introduces an entirely different breadth of things to do in Ogunquit Maine. From Easter egg hunts for the little ones to museum hopping in downtown, there is plenty to do. The saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” often rings true in the spring with a few rainy days here and there. However, a visit to downtown Ogunquit Maine is ideal for rainy days, as there are countless local businesses and indoor attractions to explore so a little bit of rain can’t ruin your exploring.

 

Summer in Perkins Cove, explore the shops, take a sail or go deep sea fishing from the many local guides.

Sunny Summer Days

Summertime at our Ogunquit Maine lodging is full of tan lines and good times. Whether you are looking forward to lounging by the waters or embarking on an exciting adventure, there is no shortage of experiences. Lighthouses, coves, beaches, and wildlife refuges offer some of the most stunning nature excursions, while the city comes alive with festivals, events, and other local activities.
Perkins Cove in August

 

Postcard-Worthy Autumns On The Water

As hot summer days turn to cool autumn evenings, the once green and lush landscapes morph to exquisite scenes of vibrant shades of mahogany and gold. The fall colors of Ogunquit Maine create some of the most beautiful ocean scenery imaginable. Perfect for relaxing on the balcony with a hot cocoa or taking a stroll down the Marginal Way and taking in the beauty, a fall stay with The Beachmere Inn is nothing short of spectacular.

Discover the best parts of every season when you stay with us at The Beachmere Inn. Whether you are a lover of warm weather or prefer the crisp air of winter, you can experience it all here. Enjoy everything that our beautiful oceanfront home offers and enjoy a memorable stay at The Beachmere Inn.

 

Don’t miss a visit to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in 2015

It’s one of my favorite small museums that packs a double punch. Not only can you enjoy a wide arrange of permanent artwork and specialty shows of visiting artists, you have the amazing grounds to wander. Flower gardens, sculptures and the images of sailboats passing by into Perkins Cove. 

Beauty inside and out from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Beauty inside and out from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

 

Enjoy varied art from Maine artists as well as works from around the country.

Enjoy varied art from Maine artists as well as works from around the country.

Enjoy this short video which captures the feel of the museum as well as highlight the rich art history of Ogunquit Maine.  http://www.necn.com/entertainment/the-scene/Ogunquit-Museum-of-American-Art-330355091.html

Ogunquit Fireworks, capture the moment!

Waiting for the Fireworks

Waiting for the Ogunquit Fireworks on Marginal Way.

I love taking photographs and have always struggled to find the right way to capture the Ogunquit show either on my camera or on our Nikon D60.  I’m certinally not a professional nor really know much about photography, but it’s a secret passion that I adore.

SO when I stumbled upon this link for how to get Great Fireworks Photos with your Phone, by Suzanne Kantra, I just had to share. 

Ogunquit Fireworks are outstanding every year

Ogunquit Fireworks are an outstanding opportunity to photograph.

I hope these easy tips help you capture the moment while enjoying this year’s fireworks in Ogunquit!  I know some of them will be put to use right away when I get out my smartphone on Saturday night.

Fireworks are set off from Ogunquit Beach Parking Lot at 9PM. Music will be provided by DJ Jerry Bazata before and after the show.

Please note: due to the fireworks display, there will be no parking at the Main Beach lot.  However if you’re staying with us here at The Beachmere Inn, don’t worry, our lawn will provide the perfect seat for viewing the show over Ogunquit beach.

Pick your own Strawberries when in Maine

Who can resist the red ripe, sweet look of a strawberry in the hand?  Each spring, our family tradition is to go out and pick ripe strawberries in the field with my kids.  My boys, 13 & 10, still love going out, finding the biggest, baddest red strawberry for our annual family competition.  While they are looking and picking, I remind them not to eat too many as we have lots of baking and cooking to do when we get them home.  Of course a box or more may not even make home with those two in the back seat.

The Southern Maine area has a several great spots to pick at, only 30min max to the farthest field from Ogunquit.  If you’ve not had a chance to pick strawberries before, take a moment to enjoy the freshest farm find while you’re here.  Our room’s kitchenettes are perfect for cleaning up your loot with space in your refrigerator to store and enjoy them while your here in Ogunquit.

Fresh Ripe Strawberry

 

Our first stop is always Spiller Farms in Wells.   Family owned and operated by Anna and Bill Spiller, they get farming and how to educate those who want to know where thier food is from.  

Spiller Farm  85 Spiller Farm Lane 207-985-2575    Facebook

If I really want to stock up I’ll also try these fields in the are.  Always give a call ahead, as picking times and supply on the vine vary with weather and those who’ve picked before you.
 
Lavigne Strawberry Farm 158 Whichers Mill Road, Sanford 207-324-5497   Facebook
Riverside Farm Stand and Greenhouse 323 Elm Street (Rte 4)  207-676-2868   **Although they are not offering picking this year, they do have their own strawberries for sale at the farm stand

If you are here in town on June 27th, enjoy South Berwick Strawberry Festival celebrating it’s 40th year.  Crafts, Food and Fun are all to be had along with Strawberries in every shape, size and edible form.  The festibal is from 9Am to 4PM – but get there early to enjoy it all.

Catching Health with Diane Atwood just published a comprehensive list of where to pick strawberries in Maine. Visit her article if you are heading farther north and want to explore your inner strawberry cravings.

Love to Instagram when you’re in Ogunquit, Maine? So do we!

https://instagram.com/beachmereinn/
Join us on Instagram for photos around the Inn and occasionally shots of my family as I try and keep my camera handy and at the ready.  

I often wonder what I might do in another line of work (not that I’ll start one) and photography usually comes to mind.  I enjoy sharing the views fromt the Inn, around the area or maybe a sneak peak into my other life, mother.  Join us for photos and please share your when your in town.

Several popular tags on Instagram for this area are

#Ogunquit
#OgunquitMaine
#OgunquitBeach
#PerkinsCove
#OgunquitPlayhouse

And of course, tag your photos while your staying here with #BeachmereInn

See you on Instagram and thanks for the follow!  ~ Sarah and the Beachmere Inn Team

 

 

 

Broadway in Ogunquit, Maine

May 20 - June 20th, 2015

May 20 – June 20th, 2015

One of the traditions that I have enjoyed with my family, from when I was a young child with my grandparents, to now bringing my own children is the Ogunquit Playhouse.  A summer stock theater, the quality of shows, stage sets and actors has been on a steady rise, threatening to outdo the last season each year.  We’ve been lucky to see amazing performances over the years, with actors and actresses from NYC and across the country.  This season will be much the same, with a line up of laughs, drama and song.  It’s worth making time to book your night at the Ogunquit Playhouse, the 2015 season is just around the corner. 

If your children are budding actresses or actors, look into the summer theatre camp.  The Children’s Theatre Program offers theatrical training to students of all ages in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Many of my friends have sent their kids to this camp with rave reviews.