The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine is one of New England’s only paved, public shoreline footpaths. This vacationland jewel, which spans a little more than a mile along a spectacular coast, connects Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. Vacationers in search of peace can feel the salty air and catch sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from one of many benches along the way. This heavily traveled strip of coastline draws recreation lovers from the world over. Residents and long-time visitors tell stories of walking their treasured Marginal Way when they were children. The land was donated to the Town of Ogunquit in 1925 and a non-profit organization was established in 2010 to protect the Marginal Way for generations to come.

Find area Accommodations, Restaurants or Activities on the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce website.

More about the Marginal Way


Be sure to print out a map for your walk along Marginal Way. If kids are walking too, check out the Town of Ogunquit’s Kids’ Guide to the Marginal Way.

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  1. Susannah says:


    Are dogs allowed to visit the Marginal way as well?

    Thank you!

    • George Hamilton says:

      The current Town Ordinance states:
      Dogs are not permitted within the Ogunquit Beach area or the Marginal Way from April 1st to September 30th.
      Dogs are permitted within the Ogunquit Beach Area and Marginal Way from October 1st to March 31st.
      Dogs are not permitted in the Ogunquit River Estuary at any time.

      More questions like this have been answered on the Ogunquit Web Site.

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