Top 4 Family-Friendly Activities in Ogunquit, Maine

Photo of a Family on the Beach in Ogunquit.

 

Finding activities for the whole family to enjoy on vacation can be difficult; which is why many families love Ogunquit, Maine! Ogunquit has endless activities that each family member will enjoy. Beachmere Inn is centrally located to all activities, so your family can limit their time spent indoors and maximize time spent outside. Wrap up your summer with these family-friendly activities located near Beachmere Inn

Mount Agamenticus 

Take a break from the beach and lace up your hiking shoes! Guests of all ages will enjoy the easy, shaded hike to the top of Mount Agamenticus. When you reach the top of the mountain, you’ll catch breathtaking views of Ogunquit and the surrounding area. If a member of your family is unable to hike Mount Agamenticus, you can drive your car to the top of the summit. There is a parking lot available up top. Pack a lunch and have a picnic, the kids will love it! 

Harbor Candy Shop

Indulging in sweet treats during vacation is a rite of passage, and your Ogunquit, Maine, vacation is no exception! There is something for every taste and dietary restriction (vegan candy included). Harbor Candy Shop’s homemade fudge is second to none. Thankfully, Harbor Candy Shop is a quick five-minute drive from Beachmere Inn and can satisfy your sweet tooth every day until 10 p.m. 

Ogunquit Beach

The days of packing multiple bags for the beach are over! Ogunquit Beach has numerous vendors selling beach toys and beach gear. There are also food stands that sell lobster rolls, fried clams, and burgers. Ogunquit Beach is a great place to visit on a hot summer day. You can either swim in the ocean or the Ogunquit River nearby. The Ogunquit River has a bevy of crabs under the bridge which kids enjoy catching with nets and buckets. Although you may notice more people on the beach than in the water because the water is freezing! 

Perkins Cove 

In 1925, a group of residents donated an area of land to create Marginal Way. The only paved, coastal walkway in New England. It connects downtown Ogunquit to Perkins Cove.

Perkins Cove is a great place for families to walk around since it’s not as busy as downtown Ogunquit. Perkins Cove is home to the only pedestrian-operated drawbridge in the country. If a boat needs to travel under the bridge, your child can push the button to lift the bridge. They’ll love it! While exploring the area, you’re bound to see the many boats passing by. Be sure to watch the lobster boats pull in and out; or get more intimate with lobstering on the lobster catching excursion with Finestkind Scenic Cruises. Perkins Cove is chock-full of gift or souvenir shops to remember your day by the water. 

After a long day of family fun, sample the catch of the day at Beachmere Inn’s onsite restaurant, Blue Bistro. You’re guaranteed ocean views regardless of the weather or season. Join us this summer for endless fun and lobster bakes! To book your dream Ogunquit vacation, visit our website or talk to our friendly staff at 800-336-3983.

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