City Guide: Ogunquit

Ogunquit boasts three miles of white sand beach. 

Ogunquit, a gay destination for a century now, is  located 66 miles north of Boston, up I-95 for the most part. That’s about 90 minutes by car if you time it to avoid the weekend traffic jams.

Weather-beaten fishing huts and a beautiful coastline attracted artists in the late 19th century. They established the Ogunquit Art Colony in 1898, living alongside seamen in what became known as Perkins Cove. Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe and Maurice Prendergast were among those who lived and worked here.

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