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Marginal Way Walkway

Maine 03907 USA

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“one of New England’s only paved, public shoreline footpaths”

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.

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
July 27, 2015

This is the north end of the Marginal Walk.

The Marginal Way is approximately 1.25 to 1.5 miles long. There are several areas where it is possible to exit the Marginal Way between the two end points.

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).

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  • 39 Reviews
  • 33 Helpful
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth a stop and a walk! We had a nice stroll along the rocky coast. There are many picturesque points to stop and enjoy the view. There are multiple park benches to stop and enjoy. The more adventurous can find ways from the walkway down closer to the rocky shore. We very much enjoyed our time walking along the scenic path!

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Lesli Peterson

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June 12, 2022
Rated 5.0

Marginal Way is a dramatically beautiful coastal walkway that hugs the cliffs in Ogunquit. This 1.5-mile (one way) trail provides endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, tide pools, and beaches.

Along the path, you can find benches strategically placed, so you can sit and watch the sunrise, surfers, and boats coming and going. The trail runs between The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort and Perkins Cove, and is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

A visit here is one of the best things to do in Ogunquit, Maine!

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July 07, 2015
Rated 5.0

A beautiful walk along the sea shore .. love it

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