One of coastal Maine's many charming waterfront areas, Perkins Cove evolved thanks to the efforts of local fishermen who wanted to protect their boats. The cove is a conglomeration of what were once a separate river and inlet; after fishermen constructed a canal, erosion created the body of water in place today. You can explore the seaside and its host of dunes and beaches, as well as the town of Ogunquit, a former artists' colony home to shops, studios, and eateries. Be sure to try some fresh lobster, a regional specialty, from the restaurants around the cove. Discover how to plan a Ogunquit trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
Perkins Cove reviews
Peaceful spot next to shops and the ocean. Just a great space to explore and watch the lobster boats come in for off load. Great stop after Marginal Way. The pay parking lot is full but there are..... more »
Beautiful and cozy area however not easy to park since it is so small. Better to walk there from Marginal Way and then take a toll through the shops and restaurants. more »
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