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Marginal Way

This famed, paved cliff walk meanders for a little over one mile along the ocean, from Perkins Cove to Shore Road right near downtown. Benches are available in many spots to take a rest, take a photo, or just breathe in the salt air and enjoy the crashing surf. It’s a popular spot for weddings, so you may even see a couple tying the knot during your stroll!

The land was donated to the town of Ogunquit in 1925 and a nonprofit organization was established in 2010 to protect the Marginal Way for generations to come. Little known fact: the US Postal Service’s stamp commemorating Maine’s Bicentennial in 2020 is a painting by Edward Hopper of a view from the Marginal Way, entitled "Sea at Ogunquit."

Want to bring your canine friend along? Dogs are permitted to stroll the Marginal Way with you from October 1, 2022-March 31, 2023, but they can not join you this summer or autumn until then. Out of consideration for other guests, all dogs must be on a leash.

Thank you and enjoy our breathtaking Marginal Way!