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Marginal Way

Ogunquit, ME
+1 207-641-2200
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Walking through a storm!

I was determined to take the walk so went down to a small village and walked back to our hotel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara W
Thedford, Nebraska
Fun coastal experience not far from I-95

There is a beautiful beach and an easy paved path that follows the rocky coast line for about a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
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A scenic 1.5 mile oceanside cliffwalk.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful walk” (458 reviews)
“paved path” (130 reviews)
“perkins cove” (1,034 reviews)
Ogunquit, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was determined to take the walk so went down to a small village and walked back to our hotel, Sadly it was the wrong time to be in Maine if you wanted to walk Marginal Way, cold,rain blowing and very windy, but it was...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a beautiful beach and an easy paved path that follows the rocky coast line for about a mile. Adventurous kids and parents can choose to skip the path and just climb and jump over the rocks pretty much the whole way. Restaurants are...More

Thank malamute04101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cold breeze but well worth the wind. Interesting rock formations. Parking with fee available. But as it was off season, there was no one at the booth to collect money.

Thank jorn09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk. Breathe the air. Open your eyes to take in the most magical views. Meet kind people along the way. Beginning to end every step is special.

Thank amazing0405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn’t get much better than this. The walk is 1 1/4 mile of pristine beauty. This is a must do when visiting Ogunquit!

Thank Kristen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful walk along the water - great for keeping up your 10,000 steps. The view is magnificent. Walk with friends and you'll be amazed at how fast it seems to go.

Thank Marcia R
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is a beatiful short and easy walk along the rugged cliffs from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. It is only around 1 mile of easy walking with lots of benches to stop for a seat and to take in the beautiful views. Stunning houses...More

Thank J0Gil
Reviewed 6 December 2017

After many trips to Maine we finally experienced the Marginal Way. The walk was easy and the views are breathtaking. There are many places where you can stop. You can really appreciate the stern and rockbound coast. The large homes with beautifully manicured properties are...More

Thank USAFret
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Marginal Way is a paved shoreline walk beside the Atlantic Ocean in Ogunquit. It is a favorite Sunrise spot for photography. Scenic all the way. There are 39 Benches where it’s comfortable to watch the ever-changing sea. We met about 10 couples taking their early...More

1  Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Marginal Way is a mile-long walk along a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. At the beginning of the walk starting from the center of the town, it offers one of the most spectacular views of the Main Beach at Ogunquit Beach. There is a...More

Thank XinhaiDude
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David P
28 October 2017|
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Response from hobbittravel | Reviewed this property |
No. You will need a flashlight. along the ocean especially.
Thomas W
11 October 2017|
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Response from scotchmom | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's over a mile if you walk the entire path. It's paved the whole way.
Jo-Ann C
13 September 2017|
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Response from Carcham | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen dogs during the Summer on the Marginal Way but I’ll bet they are there in the off season. There are pet friendly locations.