There’s fun in the sun for everyone in southern Maine!
Footbridge Beach, at the north end of Ogunquit Beach, offers a quieter alternative with access on Ocean Street, about a mile north of the Ogunquit town center. You always can walk from Footbridge Beach to Ogunquit Beach next door for more action. Locals avoid the crowds and the small parking fees by entering Footbridge Beach from a plank footbridge that spans the Ogunquit River. Public restrooms are available at Footbridge Beach, and lifeguards are on duty all summer. In 2007, “Boston” magazine listed Footbridge Beach the No. 1 beach in New England, and “Yankee” magazine called it the best southern Maine beach for avoiding crowds.
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Enjoy the 3.5 miles of white sand beach voted among the 10 best beaches in the U.S. Access the Main Beach from Beach Street (center of town). The Main Beach offers public restrooms, beach chair, umbrella & float rentals, take out and indoor restaurants. Footbridge Beach offers a quieter alternative with access on Ocean Street (1 mile north of town center). Public restrooms are available at Footbridge Beach.
Wells Beach is a seven-mile barrier beach separated from the mainland by the Webhannet River. There are several sections of public beach, which is broad even at high tide. The 4000-yard-long beach is edged with sand dunes and sea grasses. Land and shore birds and waterfowl can often be spotted due to the nearby marshes. The town provides several parking lots near this beach: one is at the end of Mile Road and one at the end of Atlantic Avenue near Wells Harbor (turn left at the end of Mile Road). At the Mile Road parking area, there are restrooms, a restaurant with a take-out window, a playground and a viewing area with benches. Nearby is an arcade, shops and other eateries. Elsewhere along the beach, there is limited free parking and several privately owned parking lots. Resident beach stickers are sold at Wells Town Hall, and nonresident parking passes may be purchased at any public parking lot.