One of the best things about Ogunquit is that it has sandy beaches for miles to the north and rocky coast paths to the south. The hotel we stayed at, The Beachmere, sits on the boundary between both. So, you can walk the beaches for many miles, or take the Marginal Way along the rocks to Perkins Cove to see boats, shops and eat. All without driving. The views are stunning and the salty air clears up my head. I took about 250 photos and did a lot of sketching. I also caught a gorgeous sunset I will show another time.
The sketches after the photos are done in watercolor and pencils, about 5 x 7, on location. I don't like to paint outdoors because the light changes so much, so I do sketches and take photos to paint later. I had a crazy experience with people wanting to buy the sketches and asking a million questions.
|Our room was just below the 2 blue umbrellas, where the line of flowers are. Photo taken from beach towards rocks. At the green bush level is The Marginal Way path.|
|The coast where the inn is on the rocks.|
|The view from the inn towards the beach north to Wells|
|Parts of the beach are crowded, but the further out from the parking, the less people and unbrellas. I only like walking on the beach.|
|End of Marginal Way, Perkins Cove coming into view.|
|From rocky coast, looking to beach to the north.|
|The ocean, how calming|
|A little beach area off the Marginal Way.|