Lighthouse WebCam

Take in the views from the Marginal Way lighthouse!  To change your view, click the links below the camera image. Your turn ends in two (2) minutes, but you can reload the video. The more people who view our web camera, the slower the frames per second. The time-out feature is built into the software to allow more viewers to enjoy the magnificent Marginal Way.
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77 Responses to Lighthouse WebCam

  1. Stuart Troutman says:

    blizzard conditions at Ogunquit right now

  2. Sally Crow says:

    I LOVE walking the Marginal Way each time we have the opportunity to go to Ogunquit, I wish I could do it everyday, but it’s a long walk from Ohio. What a beautiful view and a treasure for the people of Ogunquit, thanks for sharing.

  3. Eileen says:

    Enjoyed talking on the cell phones and waving to the grandkids and sister. Kind of funny because people would turn to see who we were waving to….they were not aware of the camera. The grandkids thought it was the Coolest thing ever!!!!

  4. PaulaH. says:

    Webcam is good for the soul. Was just there though and have a strange question. Is there “canned” music coming from the lighthouse? There is music someplace in that area, like jazz “elevator” music….it’s not loud but it’s distracting and we heard it on several walks this September. Not coming from cars…there were no cars parked there at the time. The ocean is all the music anyone could ever need….

    • Marginal Way Preservation Fund says:

      As far as we know, there’s no canned music coming from the lighthouse on the Marginal Way. We don’t know what the source is or was.

  5. Sandra Natal says:

    I am 41 years young and my dream is to retire and live in Ogunquit and walk the Marginal Way every morning with my wonderful husband. Eat breakfast at the Anchorage and go to see wonderful shows at the Ogunquit Playhouse. I adore visiting Ogunquit about 5 times a year with my husband and 4 beautiful children. I know that my husband is going to make my dreams come true and buy me a beautiful home and we will live happily ever after.

    • Becca Lee says:

      How Sweet!

    • Kathleen says:

      Sounds like an amazing dream, would love it too. I watch the sunrise every morning on this app, being there would be a dream come true. Thank you to the people who put these cameras up and whoever maintains them .

    • Mireille says:

      I hope you will be able to do so. I try to get there one a year (I live in Montreal) to visit and I still love the place. I was there with my grandson when he was 2 months old and each time I go, he requires to be with me even thought he’s now 14!

  6. Dave B. says:

    The marginal way is the most welcoming attraction in OGT. Ending in Perkins Cove as you make your way west it provides some of the most scenic ocean views in the Northeast. Have enjoyed it for many years on our summer visits and always will. The MWPF does an incredible job keeping the walkway maintained and updated. Thank you for all you do and to those who contribute to keep this fund working.

  7. Evan Murphy says:

    If there is a web cam there is there also an internet connection? How about an open WiFi connection?

  8. Justin says:

    We just returned from our visit to Ogunquit. What a beautiful, charming town. We miss it lots already and can’t wait to go back.

  9. Chris says:

    I’ve been going to Ogunquit during the summer for a few years now. Like everyone who visits (during the summer or not), I walk the Marginal Way. I’ll be going back in a couple of months (this time just before summer to beat the crowds), and I’ll be taking my daily walks here again. I never knew there was a webcam til now. You might see me waving to you on the webcam as I walk by:)

  10. Joe A. says:

    Pay a guy $100 a week to go and wipe off the camera housing once a week. The view is worth a million bucks so keep it clean.

  11. Mel Hannan says:

    I’ve spent many great times in Old Orchard Beach. This summer I plan to take in more of the Maine coast. Looking forward to seeing the Marginal Way. PS I think your lighthouse cam’s east and west descriptions are backwards.

  12. P&E says:

    Reading all of the positive comments about Ogunquit and its’ treasured Marginal Way is really fun.Anyone who has enjoyed the walk can realize how fortunate we are to have lived right on this beautiful place by the sea for more than 34 years ! We never tire
    of waking up each day to nature’s ever changing beauty and over the years we’ve gotten to meet nice people from all over the world
    who are drawn to our unique town. Come back and see us again soon !

  13. Terry Harmon says:

    Walk the Marginal Way weekly for many years – it’s the Best View to see the Ocean – everyone should walk it as often as possible.

  14. Tricia W. says:

    Happy New Year, Ogunquit and the Marginal Way! Can’t wait to see you in 2016. . .

  15. niki says:

    Oh how I wish I could go for a walk along Marginal Way! We were there last month and I miss it already! Can’t get enough! Hope to be back soon..

  16. Leslie S. says:

    I love love love this webcam! I live far away and don’t get to see Ogunquit much so having this webcam is fabulous!

  17. Joe A. says:

    With almost $700,000 in your coffers, one would expect you could keep the lens cleaner on the webcam.
    Where does the money go?

    • George Hamilton says:

      While, naturally, some of the money we receive goes to administrative costs, the balance you see on our web page is an accumulated total over four years which has been added to our endowment fund. The endowment fund serves as an insurance against future erosion and storm damage and we continue to raise funds in this campaign to meet a goal of $2.5 million.

      • Tricia W. says:

        The Marginal Way Preservation organization does a fantastic job! Thank you for safeguarding this part of the “beautiful place by the sea”. The webcam is a lovely way to be at the Marginal Way any time (no matter if the lens doesn’t always stay clean). 🙂

  18. Lillian Hubbard says:

    Wow it sounds like everyone misses the Marginal Way, I see it every day, I live there, my parents work in the cove. You’re not missing too much in the winter months, the snow fall makes it pretty hard to walk the marginal way.

  19. Terry Parker says:

    I just recently returned from York Beach Perkins Cove area I had such a great time that I’ve been doing on the webcam site just to look at what I am missing… I’ve been showing it to my friends at work and some of them now wish to go to Maine for their vacation…. How could anybody blame them….. Love the marginal way live cam

    • Dawn says:

      Love the Marginal Way webcam. I watch it while having my iced tea after dinner. So nice to see the Marginal, we can’t be there all the time, so this is our way of being there.

  20. Ron Gordon says:

    I love the Marginal way-lighthouse webcam with the ability to move to four different views. This web cam and the and the Beachmere webcam allow me to return to Ogunquit with my computer when I need a fix. In the future it would be very nice if you could improve the resolution of the webcam. It doesn’t have to refresh as often but the images are a little blurry.

  21. Pat Ryan says:

    This morning was the first time I saw your webcam and relived wonderful memories.
    On July 4th 2002, my best friend and I drove into Ogunquit. What a wonderful day, we had no idea where we were going, we had taken the ferry from where we live on LI and wanted to see Maine, so when we got off the ferry in CT, we followed all signs to Maine and so we arrived that evening, with no place to stay. A wonderful woman at the info station made a call and two great guys took us in. I think the name was the Ogunquit Inn. I remember it had a canopy over the front steps and we had a wonderful little place in the back, older but immaculate and perfect, it even had water lilies in the back in a little pond. It was a truly perfect time. We walked Marginal Way every day, having lunch at Perkins Cove.
    The places we visited and people we met were all so nice.
    Thank you all for a memory I enjoy often. Never had a better vacation.

  22. Susan says:

    Will the webcam be functioning soon?? On the marginal way??
    I miss seeing this beautiful view…….when I wish I was there!!!!!

    • George Hamilton says:

      Susan, the web cam is currently working as of 2:12 PM on June 22, 2015. I hope you are able to soon visit and enjoy the Marginal Way in person again.

  23. Karen Brown says:

    To the people who got married today, June 5, 2015 at 4:15,
    I took pictures of it from the webcam.
    I just happened to log on, as I do everyday when I’m homesick.
    Email me and I will send them to you.


    • George Hamilton says:

      To the people who got married on June 5th at 4:15, we did not post the email for Karen for security reasons. However, if you are interested in contacting her for the pictures, please email me your desired contact info at and I will forward that on to her.

      May you have a long and prosperous life.

  24. Jay Dardes says:

    I used to check the views from the cameras frequently and loved it. For the past couple years the site just says “camera image not available.” Any way of getting the video?

    • George Hamilton says:

      Jay, As of June 22, the web cams are working. We suggest you first make sure you are using the latest version of your internet browser and that you have the ability to play flash videos. The cameras have been up rather consistently during the last couple of years.

  25. Frank says:

    Is the marginal way wheelchair accessible?

    Would love to get my wife back on it.


    • George Hamilton says:

      Although some believe that parts of the Marginal Way are too difficult to traverse in a wheel chair, narrow points along the path have been measured and found wide enough for a standard wheel chair to pass. And all of the access points to the Marginal Way are accessible by wheel chair as well.

    • Beth says:

      During the summer months, I have often seen tempers flare when hikers, baby strollers and animal leashes “collide.” Just a warning, it can get very nasty trying to walk the Way during the busy season.

      • Marginal Way Preservation Fund says:

        I’m sorry to hear that you have experienced this on the Marginal Way. We do find, however, that most people are friendly and such confrontations are quite the exception.

        • Dana Perkins says:

          I agree. And dogs shouldn’t be on the Marginal Way during the summer, anyway.

          • Marginal Way Preservation Fund says:

            The town of Ogunquit does not allow dogs on the Marginal Way in the summer.

            The current Town Ordinance states:

            1. Dogs are not permitted on the Ogunquit Beach area from April 1st to September 8th.
            2. Dogs are not permitted on the Marginal Way from April 1st to September 30th
            3. Dogs are permitted on the Ogunquit Beach Area from September 9th to March 31st.
            4. Dogs are permitted on the Marginal Way from October 1st to March 31st
            5. Dogs must be on a leash.
            6. Dogs are not permitted in the Ogunquit River Estuary at any time.
    • Rhonda Bouchard says:

      A few years ago we took my mother-in-law there with her wheelchair and we didnt make it very far….but we did manage to get her out of the chair and onto one of the benches at the beginning near Barnacle Billys and we sat there for awhile. While I think it might be “doable”….it wasn’t worth finding out 1/2 way through the walk to find out it couldnt be done. But we sat for quite awhile and remembered the past walks/hikes we took. Well worth the try if you’re up to it!

  26. Sally Crow says:

    I wanted to go to Maine for years, my parents took us to Ogunquit and we walked the Marginal Way, that was 12 years ago! What a spectacular place, so relaxing and with breath taking views. Now each fall we drive from Ohio to Maine, I can’t wait until I can bring my grandchildren to see your wonderful town. I think about Ogunquit all year long, until I can return in the fall.

  27. Dave Breault says:

    This is truly a wonderful medium to keep those of us who love the Marginal way and Ogunquit in touch with the prevailing conditions. Looking forward once again to spending some quality time in Ogunquit this summer and of course the wonderful views and atmosphere that walking the MW provides. Thanks to all who support and maintain this treasured walkway.

  28. Lee slocum says:

    we are coming up to walk the marginal way but it looks like it hasn’t been plowed. Do you need a donation?

    • Marginal Way Preservation Fund says:

      The town closes the Marginal Way in the winter, which is why it is not plowed. The Marginal Way Preservation Fund does not own the walkway and so does not have any control over this policy. As for donations, of course, we always welcome contributions from our friends to help preserve this beautiful scenic landmark for future generations.

      • Jess says:

        I’m visiting Ogunquit March 27, will the Marginal Way be open?

        • George Hamilton says:

          The weather and condition of the walkway will determine this. The town does not clear the pathway in the winter. If the snow and ice have cleared from the Marginal Way, then it will be open.

  29. Niki says:

    I can never get enough of the views on Marginal Way. A truly beautiful place by the sea! Plan to be back there soon….

  30. Tricia W. says:

    It’s snowing today in Ogunquit (1/24/15)! Thank you for giving me the chance to see one of my most favorite places in the world whenever I wish to. The Marginal Way is such a jewel. I have been visiting it for the last ten years and love it dearly.

  31. Most beautiful Marginal Way & Perkins Cove. My spirit connects to Gods awesome wonders. Eases stress, calming effect & peaceful.

    • Sandy Burrows says:

      Enjoy looking at Marginal Way and the sea through the webcam. Thanks for making this available. It brings me a “piece” of Ogunquit every day.

  32. Christine says:

    I love to look at the Marginal Way through the Lighthouse camera. This reminds me of the days that I spend in Perkins Cove each year in September. I walk on this path to the beach of Ogunquit and back to my hotel. At night, I admire the sea sitting on one of the benches that line this beautiful little road. Such a wonderful view when the moon shines above the ocean! I look forward to September! I can’t wait!
    Thank you for giving us the chance to immerse ourselves in this beautiful landscape during the harsh cold winter days….

  33. Ben, we do not own the Marginal Way. Our mission is strictly fundraising. Please contact the Town of Ogunquit.

  34. mike lang says:

    I so appreciate the web cams !
    I grew up going to Ogunquit every summer in the 60’s and 70’s. Had my honeymoon at the cliff house in 03.
    Great job in preserving this magical area.
    planning to go in 15 w my kids to pass it along.
    Thank you for a great Job !

  35. Richard Heschke says:

    Just back from Ogunquit. Have been watching Marginal Way webcam. Marvelous shots – reminding me of a wonderful spiritual experience spending time along side and experiencing the power of the ocean. Thank you so much. Will donate at a later time – after I pay for my Ogunquit trip. lol

  36. Bruce Fourman says:

    Oh… This is so awesome. My family used to spend half of the year in Maine when I was younger. We would walk the Marginal Way every weekend. I could almost do it blindfolded.
    Sadly, I have not had the chance to come back in over 20 years. This is a wonderful reminder of my childhood. Thank you!!!!

  37. Don Sugarman says:

    Marginal Way is a special place for my wife and me. We always walk the Marginal Way, when visiting Ogunquit. <a href="; title "Click here" for a short video of my mom, dad, and great-uncle Sam Richmond on the Marginal Way, maybe in the 40's. (Hope the link works.)
    Keep up with the great work, and good luck with the fund drive.

  38. DaveB says:

    As summer fast approaches our friends and family who gather every early August in Ogunquit are once again looking forward to enjoying the Marginal Way. We have photos of the kids from age 2 to now seniors in college taken at scenic stops along the way. It has made for a memorable photo collection. It would not be summer without numerous walks on the Marginal Way. Love the webcam!!!

  39. donnajeanne says:

    My husband and I visit here twice a year,it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. When you are walking on the marginal way and you come to the lighthouse you can go to the other side and there is a slot for donations, we occasionally leave money there and I do love this webcam a lot its wonderful to be “there”.

  40. Joe & Marcia Bachand says:

    My wife and I were there last week. She walked the M/Way and is still talking about it. She is already planning another trip to the area. The web cam is great.

    • We are glad you enjoyed our Marginal Way. Please consider helping us keep it there! Urgent repairs are needed and every dollar helps. Send your check to Marginal Way Preservation Fund, PO Box 1455 Ogunquit, ME 03907 or donate online. You don’t need a Paypal account. If you can volunteer, call me at 207.641.2200. Thank you!

  41. Laura Lyons says:

    I just love looking at the Marginal Way each morning while enjoying coffee. Thanks much for this effort. I will be happy to make a donation to the fundraising campaign.

  42. Steven Howland says:

    Just got back from a lovely weekend in Ogunquit. Nice to check in on the marginal way this morning. The web cam is great.

  43. Nitro Norris says:

    View 4 never focuses well. It tries…but fails.

    I’d donate if I thought the cam might be improved.

    • Dear Mr. Norris,
      View 4 of our Lighthouse Camera is a close up of the beach (zoom shot).
      If you would like to put your request in writing in an email to me, I will send it to our engineer to determine if it can be more focused.
      If you would like to donate to help us protect the Marginal Way and pay our annual costs of operation, please send your contribution to PO Box 1455,
      Ogunquit, ME 03907. We would be especially grateful. Catherine Palmer, Exec. Dir.

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