How long is the Marginal Way?

The Marginal Way is approximately 1 ¼ miles (just over 2 km) long from the entrance on Shore Road between the Spar Hawk and the Anchorage to Perkins Cove, with 39 benches for unobstructed viewing.

Can I walk on the Marginal Way all year long?

Yes, however we don’t maintain it in the winter and there are frequently icy patches from the run-off water, as well as snow.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed from October 1 until April 1. We have a great dog-park off of Berwick Road with trails, shade and water for the dogs.

Can I purchase a bench on the Marginal Way with my family name on it?

The town of Ogunquit ended their bench program over 15 years ago.  The plaque program, on the granite monuments is the only program in town to memorialize a loved one.  We are two spaces away from finishing plaque 3, with the possibility of 7 more plaques being filled with names.  Please contact Jeanne Roche about the plaque program at (207) 641-2200.

Can I distribute ashes off of the Marginal Way?

There is no “scattering ashes police” in any state to ensure proper etiquette, permits, or permission are obtained and used.  We recommend that you utilize one of the many boat services in Perkins Cove to accommodate your request. They are all very familiar with this request.

Can strollers and wheelchairs be accommodated on the Marginal Way?

Yes, the path is roughly five feet wide in most areas.  A wheelchair is available for use at the Ogunquit Fire Department.  Simply leave your driver’s license with them while utilizing the special wheelchair.  Your license will be returned when you bring the wheelchair back.

Can weddings be performed on the Marginal Way or can other celebrations be held out there?

Yes, weddings are performed out there all the time. Contact the Town Clerk to fill out the proper forms to get married in town.  We do ask that you not have a large celebration going on out there on a busy summer weekend, and that you adhere to the same ordinances that govern the Beach (no liquor, no smoking, etc.)

Where can I park to walk on the Marginal Way?

You can pay to park in season, either in Perkins Cove or at Obed’s Lane Lot, behind the Dunaway Center and Ogunquit Fire Station.


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