Ahh, the tranquility of the sea! Whether that brings to mind time spent as kid boogie boarding or just hearing waves crash on shore – you can certainly count on great stand up paddling – or paddle boarding – in Ogunquit. Highlights will include actual time spent in fresh sea air and adventures worth sharing on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Ogunquit is the spot for some water adventure.
Here are our top paddle boarding spots 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 paddling along the beach or for a real challenge, in the river mouth. With the swift Ogunquit River current and the ability to catch the tide change, a seasoned paddler will enjoy the challenge and the scenery.
Footbridge Beach Riverside
Sure a day at the beach is nice, but at the Footbridge end, there is a special treat for paddlers. Check out the beautiful sights of the estuaries and the ‘backside’ of the beach on the upper Ogunquit River. You’ll traverse under bridges so be careful to time your trip – local spot Liquid Dreams can help you navigate – and simply paddle along the cottages and reeds.
Long Sands Beach
If the wide open ocean is calling, then Long Sands Beach maybe your spot. With a long shelf, the waves tend to be perfectly to practice open water paddling. And if you feel an adventure, head out to see the Nubble Light from ocean vantage.
Or Take to the River
The York River feeds into York Harbor and its paddling dream. With a Town boat ramp on this river at the Bridge on Route 103, there’s a spot to park and spend the day paddling past fisherman, historic rooms and even farther. Plus if you get hungry, stop in at the York River Landing for a bite – the restaurant is directly on the river with a landing for you.
Portsmouth Bridge Paddle
Yes, sure it’s fun to catch the waves. But maybe on vacation, you want to slow down a bit. See the sights. For an interesting and different look from the water, paddle thru the many bridges of Portsmouth. We suggest a guide for this tour with the harbor traffic but truly to see the Navy Yard, Forts and Bridges from the water is a special sight.
Still not sure about paddle boarding in 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.
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