For the past fourteen summers my family has spent a week in Ogunquit, Maine, the Beautiful Place by the Sea. Ogunquit is known as an arts community and is one of the top 10 beaches in the United States. It retains its old time charm by having no chain restaurants or hotels.
I don't know if this is an ordinance, but other than bank branches, the only chain store in the place is Cumberland Farms. That's not a problem because if a personal desperately needs their Dunkin Donuts or McDonald's they are 5 minutes up Route 1 in Wells. I've been on my vacation all week, and am on my way home as this post goes live. Since I haven't been able to share new pictures with you, here's some from past trips.
My dad enjoys the pavilion at the top of the beach. It's right by the trolley stop. The trolleys are a great way to get around and many of the seaside towns in the area use them.
Walking the Marginal Way is a tradition for most people who visit Ogunquit. My family likes to have dinner at one of the great restaurants in Perkins' Cove and then take the walk back into the center of town.
Climbing on the rocks and scaring the pants off their mother is a highlight of the week for the kids.
In a few days I'll have pictures from this year's trip, and of course a post about all of the places we ate!!