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Family Friendly Summer Activities in Ogunquit

Our Beautiful Place by the Sea serves as one of the very best destinations in coastal New England for a family summer vacation. And you won’t find better accommodations for such a full-crew getaway than the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane, our beautiful and amenity-packed properties!

Here are a few ideas for family-friendly activities during the long and lovely Ogunquit summer.

A Family Day at the Beach

First and foremost, of course, you’ve got one of the most celebrated beachfronts in the Northeast at your disposal. The sandy playground of Ogunquit and Footbridge Beach appeals to young and old alike, whether it’s for sand-castle construction, Gulf of Maine swimming, beach games, or simply hardcore sand-between-your-toes R&R. A classic summer’s day on the Atlantic shore awaits just minutes from your vacation headquarters!

Marginal Way Moseys

You can also soak up the postcard-worthy loveliness of the Ogunquit seashore with a family stroll along the Marginal Way. This paved path traces headlands, coves, and tide pools along its roughly mile-long course between Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove, and there are plenty of benches to stop, snack, and bliss out before an ocean horizon.

Go Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Whether it’s along the gentle tidal flow of the Ogunquit River (which Ogunquit Beach separates from the ocean) or just off the town’s beachfront, paddling our local waters is a perfect choice for a family adventure. Multiple outfitters in the area offer boat rentals and guided tours for beginner and experienced paddlers alike.

Take a Cruise

Speaking of on the-water recreation, the whole family’s sure to enjoy one of the sightseeing cruises embarking from Perkins Cove. Here again, you have a whole host of options when it comes to charters, vessels, and itineraries, from sunset sails and Gulf of Maine whale-watching voyages to fascinating outings aboard a quintessential local watercraft: the lobster boat.

Surfing 101

Just a few miles south of Ogunquit in York, you and the crew can commune with the Atlantic brine in a different manner with a surfing lesson at Liquid Dreams Surf Shop. There are classes and camps for all ages and all skill levels, and needless to say it’s a pretty universal thrill to ride your first wave.

Take in Some Local Theater

If you’ve got older children or teenagers, consider taking the family out for some fabulous live theater right here in town. The legendary Ogunquit Playhouse always knocks it out of the park in terms of its seasonal productions, and this year’s summer lineup has some great shows on tap, including Oklahoma!An American in Paris, Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, and Jersey Boys.

Book Your Family Getaway in Ogunquit Today

Come join us for an unforgettable summer vacation on the coast of Southern Maine! Book your accommodations at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane today, and we’ll see you and the whole gang soon!