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“A Scrumptious Beach and Cliff Walk!”

Ranked #9 of 29 things to do in Ogunquit
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Owner description: Established in 1923 and maintained as a public park.
Rhode Island
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“A Scrumptious Beach and Cliff Walk!”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

As a former St. Petersburg,Florida resident and beach lover, a devotee of the wild horses that roam the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore in Virginia, an oft-time visitor to the volcanic beach on the remote side of the island of Santorini, Greece, I would say that the beach at Ogunquit, Maine was a delightful discovery. It was mentioned by Trip Advisor as one of the best beaches in the United States and it is only about 2 and 1//2 hours from our home in Rhode Island. It is on the southern coast of Maine, an area that we often drive though but have never visited. .This is a beautiful beach wide and sandy as contrasted with much of the rocky shores of Maine. Entry into the water is both sandy and shallow for a long way, making this an excellent beach for wading, picking shells and children playing. The Marginal Way walk along the cliffs just south of the beach is accessible for wheelchairs and baby carriages. It is also dotted with benches for relaxed viewing of the rocks and sea below. I appreciated the steps down to tide pools. This is a very "people friendly" area and clearly carefully planned with attention to serving all ages who come to visit. It was especially fun to watch the kites flying on this particular Spring weekend. Ogunquit also has charming places to stay and excellent eateries.

Visited April 2011
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“Nice beach - have shaded benches to get out of the sun”
Reviewed September 30, 2007

This was a nice sandy beach, and they even have some benches under a shady pavilion for when you need to get out of the sun. Water was very clear - really nice.

The whole area looks like it's been there for years (very well kept up - just seemed to take us back in time), we thought it was very charming.

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