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Marginal Way Travel Photo Essay, Ogunquit, Maine
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Article by Eric H.  Photos by Sarah Diment, owner of the Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, Maine.

Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, stands as one of New England's most popular summer coastal walks, but even with the warm season crowds this oceanside jewel resonates with a feeling of pristine, scenic solitude. Walking the 1 1/4-mile paved walking path alongside the rocky cliffs and views of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Marginal Way feels like Maine and looks like Maine in its highest quintessential form. With salt-sea air intact to cleanse the soul, a plethora of stores and seafood restaurants at Perkins Cove on one side, and the spectacular stretch of sand and water at Ogunquit Beach on the other side, Marginal Way is Maine's version of the Oreo cookie: just as delicious on the inside (the walk) as it is on the outside (Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Beach).

Primarily a summer destination (with vibrant flowers along the way to enhance to overall experience), we also recommend walking Marginal Way (or sitting one one of the many benches along the way) in the fall time -- not much foliage, but colorful in its own right as a wonderfully refreshing autumn coastal New England spot to stroll.

For more information on Ogunquit travel and many of its attractions, we recommend reading Lina R.'s wonderful article on Ogunquit, Maine. To view several Ogunquit hotels, compare rates and book online, please check out our Ogunquit Hotels page.  For Beachmere Inn Reservations, click here.

Marginal Way, Ogunquit Maine photo

Marginal Way, Ogunquit Maine photo

Marginal Way photo, Ogunquit Maine

Marginal Way photo, Ogunquit Maine

Additional photo of Marginal Way by Eric H.:

Marginal Way photo, Ogunquit, Maine
Marginal Way photo by Eric H.

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