The town’s name, pronounced oh-gun-kwit, means “a beautiful place by the sea,” and offers up to 90 percent of its shoreline open to the public. It is a predominantly seasonal town, with tourists enjoying all it has to offer in the summer months. Resident population hovers around 900. It has been honored as one of the best little beach towns nationally, and for good reason. Ogunquit and Footbridge Beaches offer a vast amount of beach at low tide, with surrounding rocky coastlines to enjoy. The Marginal Way is a 1.5 mile walk along a portion of the town’s rocky seaside coastline. It ends in Perkins Cove, which is a small offshoot of Ogunquit featuring many quaint shops, lobster houses, and a pedestrian drawbridge that must be manually lifted for boats to enter the Cove. It is increasingly becoming a year round destination, as the Chamber hosts many events surrounding nearly all holidays each year. It also is home to the Ogunquit Playhouse (local theater) and the Ogunquit Museum of Modern Art right along the ocean.