Colonial Inn Ogunquit Maine Hotel Photos 14455 © Heidi Kirn Photography

Family Hotel near Ogunquit Beaches & Summer Fun

It may be in the depths of winter-and the middle of our “off season” here at the Colonial Inn-but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start fantasizing about summer!

Ogunquit, Maine is a sensational seaside destination 365 days of the year, of course, but there’s no question its quintessential season is summertime. And soaking up that quintessential season—its Atlantic sands and surf, its cheery sunlight, its cosmopolitan delights—is made nice and easy with accommodations at the last of Ogunquit’s grand hotels, the Colonial Inn!

Make It a New England Beach Getaway with a Summer Stay at the Colonial Inn

As one of our guests at the Colonial Inn along Shore Road, you’ve got the best of all worlds Ogunquit-wise: the shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in town lie near at hand, as does the ravishing coastline—soft and sandy here, gloriously rocky and wave-lashed there.

Ogunquit Beach

On the sandy side of things, Ogunquit Beach beckons just to the north. Ranked by TripAdvisor among the Top 25 Beaches in the United States, our town’s flagship strand stretches some 3.5 miles as an idyllic peninsula between the estuary of the Ogunquit River and the Atlantic Ocean. Whatever your favorite beach activity—swimming, beachcombing, sand-castle-building, reading, sunbathing—you’ll find a premier spot to pursue it here.

Ogunquit Beach is lengthy enough to come subdivided into distinct seashores. The south end includes a large parking area, restrooms, and picnic spots. Midway up lies Footbridge Bridge, named for the pedestrian span of the Ogunquit River by which you access this somewhat quieter beachfront. Northward lies, well, North Beach, not creatively named but plenty enticing.

 The Colonial Inn Beach Tote

We don’t just provide you with great access to Ogunquit Beach here at the Colonial Inn: We also outfit you with the proper equipment! Take advantage of our Beach Tote Package, which provides seaside fundamentals such as beach towels, sunscreen, water, snacks, and—of course—a Frisbee.

The Marginal Way

A worthy southern counterpart to the sand-between-your-toes joys of Ogunquit Beach is the Marginal Way, a roughly mile-long paved footpath tracing the rocky coastline between the mouth of the Ogunquit River and Perkins Cove. With more than 40 benches arrayed along its scenic length, you’ve got lots of opportunities to relish the view, while plentiful tidepools invite closer-up explorations.

Embrace the New England summer at its best with a getaway to Ogunquit, Maine, and call the Colonial Inn your fun-under-the-sun headquarters for the purpose! We’ll see you this 2018 season!