is hard to say what makes Kennebunkport,
Maine so special.
But this tiny, picture perfect village, tucked along
the southern coast of
Maine is truly a gem.
Head a few miles east of Coastal Route 1, on
...and you will find yourself in Dock Square - the
centerpiece of Kennebunkport. Its streets are filled with...
...gourmet foods, handmade jewelry and pottery,
unique home furnishings, one of a kind clothing, gifts capturing the
flavor, art galleries, antique shops...
...and award winning restaurants and
cafes - all sitting
alongside the waters of Kennebunk Harbor and the Kennebunk River.
Kennebunkport, Maine Attractions
With the Kennebunkport, Maine, Dock
being the focal
point for many who travel here...
...it's easy to
overlook the other great Kennebunkport tourist attractions.
At the Kennebunkport
Historical Society you can step back in time - a very long
time - to 1602, to experience the history of this centuries old
Or, visit the distinctive
buildings of the Brick
Store Museum, located in the heart of Kennebunkport's
Register Historical District and learn more about Kennebunkport's
Over 250 transit vehicles, most of them trolleys,
are on display at the Seashore
Trolley Museum. For a ride into the past hop
aboard one of their streetcars.
Onboard the Intown
Trolley you can enjoy 45 minutes of narrated
has great offerings too...
87 foot Nick's Chance
will take you
to the summer feeding grounds of the Finback,
Humpback, Minke and the rare Blue Whale.
Aboard Kylie's Chance
sit back and
enjoy a scenic lobster cruise along the
Kennebunk River and the Kennebunkport coastline.
Help hoist the sails of the Pineapple Ketch that
departs from the Nonantum Resort Marina or the Schooner Eleanor on
the dock at the Arundel Wharf Restaurant.
Have you tried sportfishing?
Captain Greg Metcalf, Lady J Sportfishing
Charter, Tidewater Fishing Charters and many other local captains will
happily share their favorite fishing grounds with you.
Back on land, a drive along Ocean Avenue will lead you
Ann's Church built of stone in the 1890's, and sitting on
beautiful waterfront land, the Bush
Walker's Point (the summer home of former President Bush) and Cape Porpoise, a
quintessential New England fishing village.
And a walk on Parson's
Way will lead along the rugged and scenic
Kennebunkport, Maine coastline from the end of Kennebunkport village
toward Walker's Point.
Wherever your adventures take you, you are sure to
find other hidden
...sea captain's homes, historic landmarks, golf
courses, blueberries longing to be picked, and if the tide is right -
the Spouting Rock
the Blowing Cave!
you're ready for some lazy relaxation...
The ever popular Kennebunkport Gooch Beach is
swimming and riding the waves, and the three mile stretch of Goose
Rock's Beach will provide you with plenty of room to
What happens if you run out of things to do
an hour's drive are plenty of other southern
To the south are the Kittery
Mall and the seacoast towns of York Beach, Ogunquit
- to the
north is Maine's
largest city Portland,
and the quaint town of Freeport,
with its dozens
of outlet shops and gorgeous inns.
Historic inns, impeccable B&B's,
waterfront hotels, family
friendly, affordable "budget" motels and Maine
all await your Kennebunkport,
vacation getaway, with warm Maine hospitality abundance at
Kennebunkport lodging accommodations.
Nestled in a secluded tidal cove are the 16
unique Cottages at Cabin
Cove, where a sumptuous breakfast basket is
delivered each morning.
Hotel Kennebunkport, Maine, with a private surf beach,
stately on a rock promontory overlooking the Atlantic.
Centrally located to Kennebunkport, Maine
attractions, and one of Kennebunkport's Historic Inns,
is the Captain Fairfield
Inn - a boutique bed & breakfast
featuring "a blend of historic and soft modern styling".
Pond, "flip flop" chic awaits you in luxurious cottages in
a splendidly laid back atmosphere.
And, at the Captain
Mansion, Kennebunkport's only AAA 4 Diamond bed &
breakfast, you can enjoy the meticulously decorated rooms and "Day Spa
Sitting on the banks of the Kennebunk River...
The luxury Yachtsman
Lodge with patios overlooking the water, the Breakwater Inn and Spa,
with its cottages, apartments and spa rooms and the Nonantum
Resort, built in the 1880's, with the "ambiance of a
Want to "experience the quiet side of Kennebunkport"? Head to
the Cape Porpoise Motel,
situated just off a quaint New England fishing village.
Or, for an "affordable family resort hotel" the Rhumb Line Resort
offers "indoor and outdoor heated
and outdoor hot tubs and spas and fitness center". But,
you call it a day...
Restaurants and Kennebunkport Dining
Can a Maine
be complete without
sampling Maine's finest and freshest seafood? No! Not
However, when dining in
Kennebunkport, Maine you
be limited to...
...the sweetest lobsters you have ever tasted,
clams, fresh Atlantic haddock and the New England sea scallops that are
so abundant in the area...
...you will also have plenty of other
Serving up "casual excellence" to both locals and
tourists, for over 35 years, is the Dock Square Alisson's
Just a few doors away from Alison's...
...and winner of Wine Spectator's 2011 Award of
Excellence is Hurricane's
Restaurant with intimate tavern seating and a large
windowed dining room that overlooks a tidal creek.
Located on a historic landmark that was once a
and general store, and where ships were repaired and fitted before
their long voyages, is the Arundel
Wharf Restaurant, decorated with chart covered tables,
mahogany and brass. Less than a mile up the road...
In a one story cottage, Mabel's Lobster
Claw Restaurant serves - you guessed it - lots of fresh
seafood at its
knotty pine tables.
You may want to head to Cape Porpoise and
the Pier 77
Restaurant for stunning views of the Cape Porpoise Harbor
and working lobster boats.
Want a fantastic ocean view? Cape
Arundel Oceanfront Inn and Dining Room on a
seaside knoll offers fantastic, unrestricted views of the Atlantic
For something different, the Bandaloop
serves organic local foods and many
and vegan options.
"Genuine provincial Italian dining with just a
touch of New England" is the motto at the rustic, Tuscan style Grissini
Italian Bistro. And...
White Barn Inn Restaurant in Kennebunk, encompassing two
barns dating from the
1820's, you can
experience AAA Five Diamond,
Mobil Five Star restaurant dining.
You are sure to find your own favorite restaurant
in Kennebunkport, Maine. I have certainly found mine...
After your meal... Indulge!
Kennebunkport, Maine has plenty of
homemade ice cream, candy and pastry to ensure