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Kennebunkport, ME

Travel Guide
Kennebunkport

Former presidents are among the many who enjoy the picturesque beaches, tasty seafood and relaxing atmosphere of this charming coastal town.  

Spend a day scouring the beaches for shells or soaking up the sun on one of Kennebunkport’s beaches. Take a tour around the coast on an old lobster boat and keep an eye out for a passing whale. End your day with a seafood dinner in one of the many inns or restaurants in the small town center.

Kennebunkport, Maine, is 28 miles (46 kilometers) south of Portland. The town is built along the banks of the Kennebunk River. Settlement here dates back to the 1600s. For many years Kennebunkport was an important boat-building hub, though recent times have seen the eastern town become a popular resort. Many former mansions of ships’ captains now serve as inns.

Walk or drive down Ocean Avenue to admire the coastal view on one side and the luxurious vacation homes of America’s well-heeled on the other. Towards the end of Walker’s Point you’ll see the vacation residence of former president George. W. Bush.

Spend a day or two exploring the area’s coastal treasures. Visit Goose Rocks Beach for swimming and snorkeling. The Blowing Caves, Spouting Rock and Goat Island lighthouse all make for pleasant excursions.

Take a tour on a former lobster boat or join a whale-watching expedition to see these giants up close. If you prefer to stay on land, then visit the Franciscan Monastery and the Kennebunkport History Center to learn about the area’s past.

Wander around the small town center and without knowing it you may well slip into the neighboring Lower Village. Only locals would really distinguish between the two, because both offer gift shops and galleries, good restaurants and plenty of places to stay.

Visit the town in summer and you’ll almost certainly be able to attend a festival. The Kennebunkport Festival in June features wine, food and music. The fireworks displays held as part of Fourth of July celebrations are best seen from a lobster boat out at sea. Winter offers different charms, with the possibility of picturesque empty beaches just one of the many reasons to visit in the low season.

The Rhumb Line Resort
The Rhumb Line Resort
2.5 out of 5
41 Turbat's Creek off Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bush Compound, Walker's Point, and Kennebunkport Village Green. Mast Cove Galleries and W. Robert ...
3.7/5Good! (307 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

The Rhumb Line Resort
The Colony Hotel
The Colony Hotel
3 out of 5
140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is $329 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
Situated in Kennebunkport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gooch's Beach and St. Ann’s Episcopal Church. Cape Arundel and Kennebunkport Village Green ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (327 reviews)
"The banana pancakes were thrilling! Have to say the overall experience was lovely. The staff was wonderful, kind, helpful and hard working. The hotel is just beautiful and the room was super clean. My only negative comment is the dog danger left behind on the furniture was not nice. I wish the hotel ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

The Colony Hotel
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
4.5 out of 5
6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is $493 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Situated by the ocean, this luxury bed & breakfast is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Walker's Point and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mother's Beach. Kennebunk Free Library and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (115 reviews)
"Very nice beautifully designed."

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Kennebunkport Captains Collection
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The Cottages at Cabot Cove
The Cottages at Cabot Cove
3.5 out of 5
7 South Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME
Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Kennebunkport Village Green, Mast Cove Galleries, and W. Robert Paine Gallery. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
"Our stay at the High Tide cottage was a dream. It was adorable, clean, cozy, and the ultimate relaxation getaway. The staff were very helpful. Would come back here again without question!"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

The Cottages at Cabot Cove
Goose Rocks Retreat - Relax, Refresh, Recharge
Goose Rocks Retreat - Relax, Refresh, Recharge
Kennebunkport, ME
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Seashore Trolley Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Arundel Barn Playhouse. Goose Rocks ...
5/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Great place to relax!
"Very clean; new appliances; furnished very nicely. Had everything we needed. Great place to come back to after a day of hanging out at the beach and sampling all the lobster shacks in the area! We would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Goose Rocks Retreat - Relax, Refresh, Recharge
Masterpiece on Goose Rocks Beach: Incredible Ocean Views and Famous Sandy Beach!
Masterpiece on Goose Rocks Beach: Incredible Ocean Views and Famous Sandy Beach!
Kennebunkport, ME
Located in Goose Rocks Beach, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Goose Rocks Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Arundel Golf Club and Seashore Trolley ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Mere words can’t describe this homes magic!
"This past year has had its challenges for us all, we aren’t special. We have cancelled so many special occasions, gatherings and trips this past year. When it became clear that our family wasn’t going to be all fully vaccinated, we almost cancelled again but we decided to make the best of it. We ..."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Masterpiece on Goose Rocks Beach: Incredible Ocean Views and Famous Sandy Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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