Only a five minute walk from TWENTY SHORE, Ogunquit Beach is a magnificent three and a half mile expanse of clean, powdery, white sand. The unique tides and river inlet create warm pools at low tide, where children enjoy playing. The main ocean beach creates gentle rolling waves great for surfing, paddle boarding and swimming. It's not uncommon to find visitors and residents alike standing awestruck on this immaculate stretch of silky sand, marveling at it's beauty.
The Marginal Way
The entrance to the Marginal Way path is only two-hundred yards up Shore Road and across the street from TWENTY SHORE. The now famous walking path spans one and a quarter miles along the coastline from Ogunquit Village to Perkins Cove. This delightful path meanders by beautiful flowers, tangled bayberry and bittersweet bushes, gnarled shrubs of fragrant pink and white sea roses, shaded alcoves formed by wind twisted trees jutting out onto high granite outcroppings, and amazing views of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Although the bends and inclines along the way are rather gentle, most walkers will choose one of the thirty memorial benches dotting the path to sit and rest, to contemplate and sometimes to paint or photograph the panorama of sea, surf and sky which unfolds daily amid the protests of the rolling ocean.
Located at the opposite end of Shore Road, guests of TWENTY SHORE can get to the cove by trolley, a leisurely walk along Shore Road or by way of the Marginal Way path. Visitors to Perkins Cove enjoy the myriad of art galleries, fine specialty shops and boutiques, and the spate of excellent restaurants within sight and sound of the sea. Perhaps the best-known feature of Perkins Cove is the unique draw-bridge which spans the entry to one of the loveliest little harbors on the Maine coast.