Ogunquit Journals

Watching the Ocean Tides

An April 2004 trip to Ogunquit by Haruyo

Quote: Ogunquit is a quaint coastal town in Maine with spectacular ocean views and an everchanging landscape due to the varying low and high tides.

Seacastles Resort

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Hotel | "Seacastles Resort Inn and Suites"

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Best Things Nearby:Ogunquit Beach is a short walk away. The Marginal Walkway Path starts across the street from the resort. Very close to nearly shops and restaurants.Best Things About the Resort:Daily bed-making, refill of toiletries, and newspaper. Excellent location.Resort Experience:This resort, a timeshare for approximately 25 years, is open year-round and features 45 units. Our particular suite definitely showed its age and requires refurbishing in both its décor and furniture and minor repairs to windows and vanity/kitchen doors that were slightly askew. But the location is excellent, as it is minutes from the Marginal Walkway, a path along the ocea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Seacastles Resort
104 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-6055

Barnacle Billy's

Restaurant

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Barnacle Billy’s is located right beside Perkins Cove and gives you a great view of the boats in the cove. There are large seating areas both inside and on the balcony.

Order and pick up your own food at the entrance and choose your own table. Unfortunately, the line went to the left to order the food and then you had to line up again to the right and pay for it. A server will then come and take your drink order at your table. Their lobster roll is on a toasted bun with potato chips on the side ($13.95). And the excellent clam chowder has lots of clams.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Barnacle Billy's
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-5575

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The Hurricane Restaurant has an excellent view of Oarweed Cove. The specialty of the house was the boiled Maine lobster (1-1/4 lb.) on a large bed of steamed mussels in a white wine sauce ($35). Stuffed lobster was also excellent ($39). Other choices included sea bass, mahi-mahi, garlic shrimp, and beef or veal. Complete your meal with a Spanish coffee (only one of many varieties) and tiramisu. There was a full service bar at the front with many smaller tables in the dining area in two separate sections. Their Vodka martinis are served with a separate side of vodka chilled in a glass of ice in addition to the martini glass filled with a portion of your liquor and garnished with oliv...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Hurricane Restaurant
Perkins Cove Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-6348

Five-O Shore Road

Restaurant | "Five-O "

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Five-0 is located more in the “downtown” area (versus Perkins Cover). This fine dining establishment has won several “Best of the Best” awards. There's a separate bar area and many smaller tables.

It was nice to know that the chef would not serve any lobster if it was not up to his high standards. The rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes and snow peas is to die for, as well as the sushi grade encrusted rare tuna, both wonderfully presented. It's a casual and relaxing atmosphere. A large selection of wines is available.

The service and food are excellent.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Five-O Shore Road
50 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-5001

Amore Breakfast

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Restaurant

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The Amore Breakfast is only offered from 7am-1pm and closed Wednesdays and Thursdays, so get there early. Start with freshly brewed coffee and fruit juices, and then try the lobster Benedict ($12.95). Ask about the daily specials. They make terrific waffles and French toast, loaded with black or blueberries and topped with whipped cream. Get your choice of pancake syrup or for an additional $.95; ask for a small container of their real Maine pure maple syrup. Also available is a large choice of omelettes, fruit, freshly baked oversized fruit muffins, or even bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon ($7.25). Very interesting artefacts covered the walls. They have received many awar...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Amore Breakfast
178 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-6661

Rose Cove Cafe

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Restaurant

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Rose Cove Café has the best tasting lobster roll in Ogunquit on a warm homemade bun. Your choice of potato chips or side pasta or garden salad also included for $13.95. Homemade clam chowder was excellent ($4.95). They give huge portions of lobster salad and other varieties. Don’t forget to try their homemade fudge and chocolates. Along the wall are 40 pockets of different types of candy for all ages. One of the edibles was in a paint can with a paintbrush (sucker). Best of all is their make-your-own sundae bar. Get huge scoops of your favourite ice cream for $3.95 and pile on whatever you want, including candy, nuts, etc., and as much as you want. There were certainly some unu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 28, 2004

Rose Cove Cafe
221 Main Street
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 641-2494

What a difference 12 hours make.

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Story/Tip

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Ogunquit Beach is made up of white sand and is approximately 3-1/2 miles long but the width changes dramatically during high and low tide. You can walk about an 1/8 of a mile further when the tide is low. There are two low and two high tides daily at various times during the year. It is a spectacular sight to see how much the landscape changes between the two. During low tides, the water around Ogunquit Beach looks like a river but at high tide, it appears more like a lake. Take advantage of the benches (dedicated in memory by many people) and sit and watch the ocean. If you are more adventurous, climb amongst the varying colour rock formations and examine small tide pools but be very car...Read More