There is a mix of vegetation and animals that live in the dunes. This ecosystem is essential and protects the dunes from further erosion.
Ogunquit river estuary. Notice how the sand has taken over the land bridge. There is now a two foot drop from the bridge to the beach!
King George II recognized how sensitive the dunes were and issue a statement in 1757 banning the grazing of cattle and livestock on the Ogunquit Dunes.
Two Ogunquit Dories sit in the coastal lagoon. The Ogunquit Dory is a unique fishing boat that the Ogunquit fisherman would use for lobstering and trawling. These dories were designed to handle the rugged coast and the dramatic Atlantic tides.
20th Century Painter, Edward Hopper, The Dories, Ogunquit. Edward Hopper painted in Ogunquit, and his work can be found at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
The beach is always changing. The waves bring in treasures from the sea that wash on to the shore. Various creatures comb the beach to claim prize to nature’s bounty. The air is fresh and clean, with winters breath fading away......I enjoy this beach immensely in the bright springtime!
Innkeeper/Blogger Greg of Ogunquit Beach Inn April 2nd, 2010, 6.30pm