Ogunquit, Maine in the spring is an adventure you don’t want to miss. New menus are launched with the spring season, flowers are in bloom, wildlife is active, and attractions that were closed for the winter open their doors in May. It’s the best of Ogunquit without the summer crowds. Enjoy the public trolley for easy, fun public transportation and take long strolls soaking in all the town has to offer. Stay with us at the Footbridge Beach Motel and discover how close you are to some of the best attractions!
Our town offers some of the best in local farm-to-table dishes, inspiring ocean views, the best beaches in Maine, art, history, and so much more. Don’t just take our word for it. Come discover the beauty of Ogunquit in May for yourself.
The following activities are just a few things to occupy your time during your visit. Whether you are a planner or prefer to go with the flow, you won’t be disappointed with what you discover.
Local Farm-to-Table Restaurants
As spring brings warmer weather, our local produce choices increase. May offers the first of the seasonal asparagus, fiddleheads, greens, peas, radishes, rhubarb, salad turnips, and scallions.
Local foods and farm-to-table meals are abundant in Ogunquit. There are 20 foods that are produced year-round that consist of fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein, grains, maple syrup, and of course seafood. You can’t come to Ogunquit and not splurge on our local seafood. The Sunrise Guide offers the best eating in season list for Maine. You can tackle the farmers market for your own foods, list in hand, or allow us to point you in the direction of exceptional coastal dining that takes advantage of local flavors.
Spend the day working up an appetite on one of the many hiking trails or seaside. Go sailing, golfing, enjoy kayaking or golfing. Let us know the day before and we’ll have a boxed lunch ready for you before you head out on your adventure.
Ogunquit is known for its beaches. There are so many to choose from that you could come for a week and visit a new one every day. Our beaches offer opportunities for long walks along the shoreline, breathtaking views from sandy beaches and scenic cliffs, beachcombing, bird watching, sunbathing, fishing, and more.
Footbridge Beach Motel is a short three-minute walk across the Ogunquit River to Footbridge Beach. While May is still a little cold for swimming, it’s a popular destination for striper fishing with small boat, kayak, and paddleboard access. Rolling Stone magazine once named this the #1 beach in the United States.
South of Footbridge Beach you will find Ogunquit Beach. This 3.5-mile-long stretch of white sandy seashore between the open Atlantic and Ogunquit River has excellent picnicking and sunset views.
Enjoy Picturesque Perkins Cove
Perkins Cove is a postcard-perfect fishing village and one of the most photographed corners of Ogunquit. An artist’s paradise, this coastal nook offers plenty of galleries, sea glass jewelry, gift boutiques, and scenic boat rides. Marginal Way is a paved mile-plus path that connects the Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove. For fantastic ocean views, be sure to stop in at Jackie’s Too for cocktails and their award-winning clam chowder. It’s a great place to end the day before heading back to relax in the heated pool at Footbridge Beach Motel.
Visit the Playhouse
In May 2019, the Ogunquit Playhouse is presenting Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway show will kick off the season on May 15. Visiting later? The 2019 season offers 42nd Street, Cabaret, Murder on the Orient Express, and more. Plan your visit around the shows!
Enjoy the Museums
Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is the only Maine museum that focuses solely on American art. The museum houses over 2,000 works. On May 1, 2019, the museum will open its galleries and sculpture garden for their 66th season. Henry Strater founded OMAA with the vision to preserve and showcase American art. From May to October of every year, you can see innovative modern and contemporary art. The museum has a stream of engaging lectures, poets, authors, and events to enjoy throughout the season. If you are planning a Maine wedding, OMAA offers an unforgettable venue.
Discover the history of Ogunquit. Hear and see the stories of the first Maine explorers and local settlers at the Ogunquit Meetinghouse Museum. Discover the rise of education and tourism, the early history of our residents, and the town’s long relationship with the sea. The current residence of the Ogunquit Heritage Museum is at the Captain James Winn home, circa 1780. Enjoy the current exhibit on the Wabenaki Indians, indigenous to Maine, with artifacts on loan and a permanent collection of two of the towns famed tea-houses – The Dan Sing Fan and The Whistling Oyster. For those interested in vintage steam pump fire engines, be sure to take a trip to the Ogunquit Fire Co. Fire Museum. Ogunquit is filled with history.
Go Fishing or Kayaking
Guided fishing tours are a popular favorite with many options available. Local fly shops, sunset cruises, whale watching, and lobster tours are available throughout Ogunquit. You can also take to the ocean on your own and rent kayaks, paddle boards, and bodyboards. Give us a call and we’ll put you in touch with local tour guides and rental locations during your stay.
For Easy Access, Stay With Us
Stay at Footbridge Beach Motel for easy access to all of the springtime festivities in Ogunquit, Maine. Bring the whole family or a group of friends and stay at the 1,311 square-foot Beach House that comfortably accommodates up to ten guests. The rental comes with a private back and side yard, a place to BBQ, an outdoor dining area, a laundry room, easy access to twenty-two acres of conservation land, walking trails, coastline, and beach. We have a variety of suites that accommodate two to six guests in addition to the Beach House. Contact us today to book your reservation!