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The Marginal Way
The Marginal Way

The Marginal Way

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Ogunquit, ME 03907
207-641-2200
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The Marginal Way 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 ... Read more
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.

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Poland, Maine

Stunning views on this long walk from Perkin's Cove to downtown Ogunquit! A must see!

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Ballston Spa, New York State, USA

Wonderful views. The trails are clear and easy to walk through. A lot of places to take pictures

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Belgrade, Maine

You have to walk the Marginal Way at least once during your stay for breathtaking views of the ocean!

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Jacksonville, Florida

If you enjoy nature, unique archetecture, ocean views, photography and/or mild exercise, you need to walk the Marginal Way. If you go there in the mornings, you can see the sun sparkling on the ocean waves.

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We've been walking the Marginal Way every year since before our marriage. During the season it's crowded, but it seems that there are always some benches available to sit and watch the waves pound the rocks. There is 5-6 public parking places on Israel Head Road that are "sometimes" open as most people don't know about them -- and drop you in the middle of Marginal Way's trail.

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Poland, Maine

Experience one of the most beautiful walks along the coast of Maine on the Marginal Way.

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Burns, Kansas, USA

This is an amazing scenic walk path that most anyone can do. It's about a 20 minute walk or less with a bicycle. Shoreline path between Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME. I'd recommend anyone that vacations here to do this.

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Burns, Kansas

A spectacular walk along the cliffs and rock bound coast. watch waves crash and spray, relax on a bench and enjoy the vista over the Atlantic. It's 1.5 miles, paved for easy walking. The Marginal Way is one of the most visited attractions in Ogunquit.

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The Marginal Way is a beautiful walk along the Cliffs of Ogunquit. Great restaurants with cute shops are at the end of the Marginal Way walk. Fishing excursions leave from the Perkins cove.

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Knoxville, Tennessee

This is a gorgeous 1 mile walk along the rocky coastline. It runs from Perkins cove into the center of the town of Ogunquit.

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A wonderful walkway along the rocks over the shore from downtown Ogunquit, ME to Perkins Cove in Ogunquit

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Palm Desert, California

Beautiful and flat ocean walk - nearly 1 mile long connecting Abalonia Inn to Perkins Cove

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Manchester, Connecticut

One of the most breathtaking walks in all of Southern Maine. This mile long, paved path links the harbor to the village. The rocky coast and crashing surf along this path are poetry in action.

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The Marginal Way is located in the next town of Ogunquit. It can easily be reached by car, bike, scooter, or trolley. The Marginal Way is a breathtaking footpath that runs along the ocean from the center in Ogunquit to Perkins Cove! It's a must do if you're new to the area. If you plan to drive please be advised that parking in this area fills up fast!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Take the time to walk along this paved path from the Ogunquit Beach parking lot to Perkins Cove .

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Terrific way to see the beautiful Ogunquit shoreline with restaurants at each end this is well worth walking. The scenery is beautiful and it is free.

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Bennington, New Hampshire

Love it! a one-mile coastal walk from the center of Ogunquit property over to Perkins Cove. Partially paved, partially dirt, with access points along the way and dotted with benches to stop and enjoy the view, Marginal Way is a not to be missed experience every time you are in the area.

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Hudson, New Hampshire

This is a must do. Absolutely beautiful. Then after you walk along the path and end at Perkins cove, have something to eat at Barnakle Billy's and maybe you can see x president Busch eating there.

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Cape Neddick, Maine

The Marginal Way is a world-famous footpath that winds 1 1/4 miles from across the street to my house all the way to Perkins Cove...sit on one of the 100 benches along the way and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Maine's Rocky Coast!!

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Salem, New Hampshire
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The Marginal Way 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.

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