Welcome to Ogunquit
Seriously though: Ogunquit is simply a wonderful little arts colony/LGBT vacation escape/spot where your kids can experience the American seaside holiday in all its quaint glory. Wide stretches of pounding surf front the Atlantic, while warm back-cove waters make an idyllic setting for a swim. In summer, the 3-mile beach draws hordes of visitors from near and far, increasing the town's population exponentially.
Before its resort status, Ogunquit was a shipbuilding center in the 17th century. Later it became an important arts center when the Ogunquit art colony was founded in 1898.