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Ogunquit is an award-winning destination!

"Ogunquit Beach is a spacious, family-friendly spot that rarely gets too crowded. Its peaceful atmosphere makes it a great choice for a relaxing beach day. Go surfing, sunbathe, or take a dip in the inviting water. It's accessible, plus there's ample parking and easy access to nearby shops and restaurants."

- Tripadvisor

"If you don’t want to venture out of North America, this New England town in Maine offers a peaceful charm. Home to miles of scenic sandy beaches, sprawling rocky cliffs, and tree-lined streets, Ogunquit is a vacation spot on the southern coast of Maine."

- Real Simple Magazine

"Travelers may be drawn to this former artists' colony in Maine as a beach getaway, but the holiday season offers a different set of perks — namely lower prices and an overall calm, with just enough festivity to keep things humming. December's Christmas by the Sea festival typically includes a bonfire on the beach and visits with Santa."

- Travel + Leisure

"In Ogunquit, a favorite vacation destination, guests can walk along the Marginal Way, a beautiful path that winds along the ocean, visit art galleries, eat fresh seafood, and catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse."

- Tripadvisor

"Ogunquit's wide, white-sand beaches are far from the typical rocky Maine shoreline. For a taste of classic coastal Maine, walk the clifftop Marginal Way, which boasts incredible sights and sounds of the pounding Atlantic."

- Travel + Leisure

About Ogunquit

Ogunquit Beach has a rich history of earning accolades on Tripadvisor, Travel + Leisure, Real Simple Magazine and dozens of smaller traveler publications and websites. Our community regularly receives recognition for our pristine coastline, exceptional amenities, and positive visitor experiences. Recognized for its scenic beauty and welcoming atmosphere, Ogunquit has consistently ranked high in user reviews, making it a top destination, according to Tripadvisor and Travel + Leisure's esteemed awards.


This year, Ogunquit Beach has been recognized for the 4th year in a row by Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards as one of the top 25 best beach destinations in the United States, and the only beach on that list in New England! (Read more about that here.) Ogunquit, Maine was also recognized by Real Simple magazine as the #1 vacation destination for 2024! (Read their article here.)


Just in 2023, Ogunquit was also recognized as not only one of the U.S. top 25 beaches, but also top 15 trending destinations from Traveler’s Choice Awards, and best U.S. beach towns by Travel + Leisure. But the fun doesn't stop when the days get shorter! Winters in Ogunquit bring a new spirit with activities in town and a festive atmosphere in the air. To wrap up its 2023 award season, Ogunquit was named #2 in the Top 25 U.S. Christmas towns by Travel + Leisure.


Looking for things to do? These attractions in Ogunquit all won recent Traveler’s Choice Awards!

Looking for more fun in Ogunquit? Check out our other events here.