Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who summered there in pre-Colonial times. Nestled on the southern Maine coast between York and Wells, Ogunquit has long appealed to artists for the beauty of its coastline. Artists discovered Ogunquit's inspirational scenery over a century ago, transforming the quaint fishing hamlet into one of the most picturesque and enjoyed seaside villages in all of Maine, and even New England. A wide array of art galleries, antique shops, fine restaurants, world-class beaches, and the magnificent coastline attract visitors from around the globe.
Main Beach, also called Ogunquit Beach, is a long stretch of white sandy beach. Rated in the "top 10 beaches in the U.S.", Ogunquit Beach runs along the coastline for three miles and can be accessed by three main entrances. Main Beach, off Beach Street in Ogunquit's "downtown", Footbridge Beach located off Ocean Street and North Beach accessed via Bourne Avenue in Wells. Each entrance has parking and rest rooms and the Ogunquit Trolley services the Main Beach and Footbridge Beach.