The coast of New England has many unique qualities - the salty smell in the air, the afternoon sea breeze, lobster traps, fishing boats, and of course quaint towns. We enjoy the ocean very much and have spent quite a bit of time in many towns throughout the area. One of the best and most relaxing of these can be found in the small town of Ogunquit, Maine at Breaking New Grounds.
Located in Perkins Cove you will have to go almost as far as you can to the end of the road and the coffee shop is near the end on the left. Most of you will have to park prior to reaching this area and walk down the paved road.
On the way you will see many cute stores, restaurants, and picture perfect views that remind us why we love New England.
Breaking New Grounds is basically a coffee and tea shop but you can find baked goods in case you are hungry. After you get your goodies together,
go outside. Here you will find several tables and chairs lined up in a sandy area for their customers who want to relax and watch the water. If you like to chill on the ocean this is a definite must visit.
When should you go you might ask? Breaking New Grounds is open year round but we recommend the spring or the fall before Perkins Cove and Ogunquit are overrun with tourists. That's not to say that you shouldn't visit during the summer, although, it is more peaceful at other times of year. Bundled up in a warm fleece with a cup of hot coffee and I could watch the waves for hours.
And if you can try to time your visit during high tide when the water is at its most spectacular, it doesn't get much better than this.
For those of you familiar with the seacoast of New Hampshire, you might recognize the name of this coffee shop. There is a sister store in Market Square in downtown Portsmouth.
Here are a few estimated times from select cities:
Portland, ME about 47 minutes or 39 miles
North Conway, NH about 2 hours or 80 miles
Boston, MA about 1 hour and 20 minutes or 72 miles
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