Do I need a car in Ogunquit? Absolutely not! Ogunquit is a walker's dream! There are several options to get to Ogunquit without a car, and whether you bring one or not, you won't need it when you get here. Ogunquit is only four square miles, so everything is within walking distance. Here are some examples:
- From Ogunquit Village (center of town) to Perkins Cove is exactly one mile (20 minute walk).
- From Perkins Cove to the Main Beach is 1.2 miles.
- From Main Beach to Footbridge Beach (walking on the beach) is 8/10 mile.
- From Footbridge Beach to North Beach (walking on the beach) is 1/3 mile.
- From Ogunquit Village to the Ogunquit Playhouse is 7/10 mile.
- From Ogunquit Village to the northern town line is 1.5 miles.
- From the northern town line on Route One to the Footbridge Beach is 9/10 mile.
Particularly in season, there are options other than driving or walking. Check with the lodging establishment where you are staying. Many of them offer shuttle services to the beaches and elsewhere. Bike racks are available throughout town. The Ogunquit Trolley, Ogunquit Beach Caddie and Ogunquit Shuttle Cart run seasonally; Franman Transportation runs year round. In July and August, the Shoreline Explorer connects to the Ogunquit Trolley line and can take you even as far as Kennebunk. Get more information on in-town transportation.
Where can I park when I visit Ogunquit? This map of municipal lots is from the Town of Ogunquit website. For all things parking in Ogunquit CLICK HERE for the Town of Ogunquit's Parking Lot Information Table.
What does it cost to park in Ogunquit? Here is a fee schedule from the Town of Ogunquit website. Starting last year, you can pay using the Passport Parking Pass, for more information on how to use the mobile pay option and to download the app CLICK HERE.
Is there parking at the beach? Yes. There are public lots at the Main Beach (end of Beach Street), Footbridge Beach (end of Ocean Street) and North Beach (follow Bourne Road east, turn south at the end, and the road dead-ends at the parking lot). All three beach lots charge a daily flat fee, as well as by-the-hour rates. There are also several private lots near the beaches. However, we suggest that to avoid parking fees and reduce traffic, you leave your vehicle at your hotel and walk to the beach or take advantage of our Ogunquit Trolleys, Ogunquit Beach Caddie, Ogunquit Shuttle Cart or Franman Transportation. For more information on these options, click here.
Where can I park to walk the Marginal Way? There are two municipal lots near the Marginal Way. One lot is at Perkins Cove, at the south end of the Marginal Way. Obed's Lot is at the north end of the Marginal Way, and can be entered from Cottage Street (off of Shore Road). The town lots charge parking by the hour. There are also several private lots near Perkins Cove. However, we suggest that to avoid parking fees and reduce traffic, you leave your vehicle at your hotel and walk to the beach or take advantage of our Ogunquit Trolleys, Ogunquit Beach Caddie, Ogunquit Shuttle Cart, or Franman Transportation. Find more information on these businesses here.
How do I get a beach pass? Beach passes for parking are only available to year-round residents and property owners who have habitable buildings on their land. Year-round renters must prove that they live in town all year. Contact Visitor Services to apply for the pass.
**Please note that the public parking lots are managed by the Town of Ogunquit. For more information, visit the Town of Ogunquit's website.