Marginal Way
Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A scenic 1.5 mile oceanside cliffwalk.
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Pat Z
Vero Beach, FL6 contributions
Oct 2022
Dificult to find a way on to the Marginal way if you are not staying close to the entrance. The walk is worth the effort though.
Written October 4, 2022
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Wanda B
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful views, benches here and there to take it all in, and the treat of Perkins Cove off the trail are everything!
Written October 3, 2022
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Lorna Hunt
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
We went to Perkins Cove. It’s a beautiful area and very Maine. We hit all the shops and the Marginal Way. Stopped for lunch at Barnacle Billy’s. Sat outside and it was so enjoyable.
Written September 30, 2022
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Benjamin
Paris, France206 contributions
Aug 2022
The Marginal Way walkway is a beautiful path by the sea with an excellent view not only on the ocean, but also on flora, animals, boats, houses and mansions with their beautiful gardens. The path is easy to access from mostly everywhere in Ogunquit, and gorgeous sceneries can be enjoyed behind mostly every corner. Many benches are available on the walk, so that it is possible to relax/rest and quietly enjoy the views on the sea or the cliffs.

Note that free parking spots are available for short stays of a couple of hours directly on the streets around the walkway.
Written September 30, 2022
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Trish W
McMurray, PA938 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The entrance from our B&B on Bourne St was just around the corner. It was a fabulous walk with gorgeous views of the, sailboats and flowers. Lots, and I mean lots, of benches along the way to sit and enjoy the views. The trail leads right into town so we were able to walk from our B&B via the Marginal Trail to town where we booked a 90 minute boat ride on The Finest Kind.
Written September 28, 2022
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sjinindiana
Indianapolis, IN7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Easy access to the beginning of the trail from our hotel (Colonial Inn). Ended at a cove with nice options for a snack or meal before heading back. Numerous rest opportunities along the way to sit a enjoy the scenery.
Written September 25, 2022
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Mfandml
Winter Haven, FL294 contributions
Sep 2022
Great outdoor scenic experience. Beach, lodgings, homes, harbor, shops and more. A highlight of the area
Written September 23, 2022
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SFC Retired Army
West Portsmouth, United States2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Maine was my bucket list, did not disappoint. The best part about the ocean views are that they are magnificent and free to see. The 14 hour drive from southern Ohio was a much needed beauty to the eyes and soul.
Written September 23, 2022
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Rhonda1962
O'Fallon, MO76 contributions
Sep 2022
You cannot go to Ogunquit without walking this path. It is truly breathtaking, well worth the one mile walk!
Written September 22, 2022
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Patty H
Amherst, NH9 contributions
Sep 2022
My first time on the Marginal Way was during our week long stay at York each summer. My Grandmother was Canadian French, Ruth Rosalie Gaudett Heath. She had a sense of style and loved to take pictures. It starts just south of Ogunquit Beach and ends in Perkins Cover... Though I often park at Perkins Cover $4/ hour is a bargin and 2 hours certainly provides time for the walk plus an ice cream at Barnacle Billys.
The Marginal way is between a plethera of elegant hotels with beautiful gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a paved path, but no bikes/roller blades are allowe as it is such a popular destination. You can bring your dog on a leash, and if you want a quieter time, try the sunrise, which is spectacular over the ocean.
The local gardeners keep up the gardens and there is a small replica of a Light House half way thru the walk... great photo op! Much of the path is shadded with trees and there are plenty of memorial benchs that invite you to sit and rest and enjoy the view as the early jogger go by. Sunsets at the Marginal Way are equally spectacular with the soft light dancing on the water.
Make your own memories on this romantic, relaxing cliff walk, and if you want there are steps down to smaller beaches as well. Bring your own towel!
Patty Healy-Osborne
Written September 22, 2022
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