- Barnacle Billy's Perkins Cove
- 50-70 Perkins Cove Road - Ogunquit
- Maine 03907 - United States
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Daydreaming about a vacation among white sand beaches, rocky cliffs, quaint shops and fabulous restaurants? Then come to Ogunquit - where dream vacations come true - especially when you stay at the Barnacle Billy's Perkins Cove.
The south coast of Maine offers tremendous variety in recreational, cultural and shopping opportunities. Long stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches lure summer visitors.
Portland booms with cultural events, historic sites, fine restaurants, and specialty stores. And, who can bypass Freeport, where L.L. Bean occupies the center of New England's most popular shopping and outlet district. Wells has the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge for secluded walking tours.
The Kennebunks attract antiquers, fishermen, yachtsmen, and scores of other summer folks. One popular site is the Brick Store Museum. The Seaside Trolley Museum in nearby Arundel has the world's largest collection of trolley cars.
From Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth, painters and artisans have traditionally gravitated to Maine for inspiration. Time-honored New England craftsmanship is employed in furniture making with a contemporary and decidedly artistic flair by artisans throughout the state. There are numerous galleries in which to browse and perhaps take home an inspired original. The Portland Museum of Art also houses a fine collection of well-known, international artists.
Maine's 3,700 miles of seacoast have made it a sailor's paradise for hundreds of years. Windjammers are the heartiest survivors of Maine's maritime heritage. These high seas adventures are immensely popular, so it is recommended to book well in advance. Sailing and fishing vessels of all shapes and sizes are available for a day's charter or longer.
The North End Shipyard Schooners are three owner-operated vessels working cooperatively and sailing from the North End Shipyard wharf in Rockland, Maine. Our captains are the most experienced in the business; we offer quality cruises on impeccably maintained vessels. Schooners American Eagle and the Isaac H. Evans are National Historic Landmarks. The schooner Heritage was built at the North End Shipyard expressly for passenger cruising. Our mid-coast cruising grounds are some of the finest in the world. With no set itinerary we go where the wind takes us, anchoring in a different harbor each night. Once at anchor passengers are encouraged to go ashore, sail a small boat, swim, or just relax. Our cooks will surprise you as they turn out delectable New England cuisine from the galley woodstove. A traditional Maine lobster bake is included with every sail!
Diversity is the word that comes to mind when one thinks of camping in Maine. From our rockbound coast, to our inland lakes and mountains, you can rest assured you'll find a camping location to suit you Camping has a long and proud history in Maine, and whether you decide to "rough it" in a tent, or enjoy "the good life" in a modern RV, the tradition continues today. Stay at one of Maine's campground "resorts" that offer fine dining and planned recreational activities including water-skiing and off-site excursions. If a back to nature experience is what you seek, Maine also offers quiet camping with wooded tent sites in more remote locations.
Maine offers quality fishing eleven months a year. Our open water season begins on April 1 and ends September 30, but extensions exist which enable anglers to fish specified waters for bass and other warm water gamefish through October. Some waters also allow trout and salmon fishing in the early fall and ice fishing season takes over as soon as the ice is safe to walk on and ends March 31. It is important to remember, however, that many special regulations pertain to specific waters, and the law booklet should be checked in advance of any fishing trips.
For golf fans, 18 holes played on one of Maine's courses provide unbeatable scenery, if not an unbeatable game. When in Maine former President Bush is often spotted teeing off at the local course in Kennebunkport. The Robert Trent Jones course located in the Western Lakes and Mountain region is as breathtaking as it is challenging. And, the Oceanside course at one of Maine's coastal resorts is known as the Pebble Beach of the East. Approximately thirty 18 hole golf courses dot Maine's landscape.