Welcome to Ogunquit
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. Today, Ogunquit is the northeasternmost gay and lesbian mecca in the USA, adding a touch of open, San Francisco–style culture to the more conservative Maine one.
Neighboring Wells, to the northeast, is little more than an eastward continuation of Ogunquit Beach, with a long stretch of busy commercial development. Wells has good beaches, though, and many relatively inexpensive motels and campgrounds.