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Perkins Cove

Ogunquit, ME
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Ogunquit
Type: Geologic Formations, Neighborhoods
Description: Originally a small fishing community, the Cove is a quaint area that consists of shops, restaurants and scenic outlooks.
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Como, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great little area with unique shops and restaurants. Beautiful views. Connected to the MArginal Way that can take you right into the main town of Ogunquit.

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Harrisburg, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely cove with shops and restaurants not too far from Ogunquit. Small harbor on one side and the ocean on the other. I took a lot of pictures there for the boats and the buidlings- some of which have been operating for well over 100 years.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you're looking for a casual place with a great view and excellent drinks come to Barnacle Billy's! BB's has valet parking and the attendants are quite good looking. 😄

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East Coast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Let's face it, you don't go to Perkins Cove for the shopping. It's really for the overall experience. That said, the shops are lovely and have nice merchandise but are very specific - ie jewelry, tourist tee-shirts, etc.

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Elizabeth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The shops, the restaurants, the boats, the view and the people-everything was enchanting. What was once a secret to us is now a most highly recommended destination. A wonderful couple-day getaway.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Perkins Cove is a wonderful little village to visit where tourists can shop, get a cup of coffee, grab a bite to eat at a window or dine out in a few local restaurants. Traffic is mostly kept out of the village because it is a small area with lots of foot traffic. The views are spectacular along the ocean,... More

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Bangor, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Perkins Cove is fun to walk to on the Marginal Way walk. Start the walk across from Sea Castles Resort in downtown Ogunquit and enjoy a beautiful walk along the ocean. End up in Perkins Cove and explore the shops and restaurants. It is really beautiful and quaint.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can watch the fishing boats come in after a day at sea. There are quaint shops and fantastic restaurants in the cove to tempt all taste buds. My favorite is fish...lobster to be exact and there is plenty available in the cove.

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Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We love walking thru the shops in Perkins Cove and if you get hungry stop into the Lobster Shack. We like to get a crab role to go and sit on a bench on the marginal way and enjoy the role and the view.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

When we visited in August 2010 we were with our American friends & were spending a few day's in Ogunquit. Perkins Cove seemed more British than American, in that it could easily have been transported across the ocean from Cornwall. We had a wonderful sea-food meal & felt most relaxed.

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