Best Surf Spots & Shops in Ogunquit

best surf spots near ogunquit maineAhh, the smell of the ocean! Whether that brings to mind time spent as kid boogie boarding or is just your second favorite scent to surf wax – you can certainly count on finding fun surf spots near Ogunquit.

Here are our top surf spots & shops in Ogunquit

Ogunquit Beach River Mouth
Often called the best beach in New England, there are endless possibilities that come with over three miles of sand. And one of them is surfing. With the swift Ogunquit River current and the ability to catch the tide change, a seasoned surfer will enjoy the waves and the scenery. Best when the tide is incoming from dead low. The local scene is very tight for Lobster Point, but up the beach open waves can be found.

Short Sands Beach
Sure a day at the beach is nice, but at Short Sands it’s a special ride if you can catch it. The wave is fickle, but can be a goofyfooter’s dream when it’s working. This beach offers steep, fast, hollow lefts with an occasional right. Perfect conditions for this spot can be a tricky  – it’s uncommon for the winds to blow just right. But when the wind does, this spot on high tide is fun. Tip: Surf it outside of summer, when catching one here is strictly forbidden.

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Long Sands Beach
If long boarding is your game, then Long Sands Beach maybe your spot. With a long shelf, the waves tend to be perfect for a relaxing or beginners day. And if you feel an adventure, paddle out to see the Nubble Light from ocean vantage.

Fortunes Rocks Beach
This spot has fairly consistent surf since it is an exposed break. Pretty reliable to work year round too (if you can take the winter cold with the locals). Left or right shoulder and generally best mid-low tide.

Higgins Beach
With changing sand bars and local tides of up to 10ft, this surf spot is a different session every day. It’s known for holding huge overhead well, but conditions can be fickle. Southeast to South swell is ideal for chest to double overhead high. And if your not quite sure what that means, see Long Sands Beach.

Get – Or Fix – The Gear
Yes, sure it’s fun to catch the waves. But Maine can sometimes require some special gear to make it happen. Here’s the best Surf Shops to check out and meet the locals for tips:

  • Liquid Dreams Surf Shop: Located in both Ogunquit and Long Sands Beach in York, Liquid Dreams has snacks, boards, wax and even a collectible board section. Sure, it’s Maine’s largest surf shop but that’s because Mark, Rachel and family are rockin’ it.
  • Wheels ‘n’ Waves:  Located in both Wells and Ogunquit, this shop is Maine’s oldest surf shop. You can also bike and skate if land is more your speed. It’s facebook mission is world domination – so you can help them out shopping there.

Still not sure about surfing near Ogunquit?
Add a little outdoor fun with a hike at Mt. Agamenticus or a drive to the top to see the sights. Ogunquit from this view is absolutely charming. Be sure to bring your camera. There really is nothing as refreshing as the crisp Maine air to super charge you for a great outdoor ocean adventure.

If you’re thinking of visiting our Ogunquit hotel for your vacation, to enjoy a cocktail in the pub by the fireplace or to head to Maine for fun, check out our surf special and great hotel room choices with a central location.

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