The 2nd question every visitors asks as they arrive in Kennebunkport, “where do I get the best lobster?” The 1st being, “how do we get to see President Bush’s place?” Folks eagerly want to see Walkers Point out Ocean Ave, to see the Bush Compound where two former presidents and their family have spent every summer. So we locals give directions out Ocean Ave, past St Ann’s Church where the Bush’s go for Sunday service, to The Blowing Cave and Anchor to Windward perched on the sparkling granite shores, this scenic vantage offers a fantastic view of Vesuvius Point, the so-named […]
I can’t think of no better place to spend July 4th than Kennebunkport! Let’s see…you’ve got the sea, beautiuful beaches, the requisite 4th barbecues … sure … but then there are lobster bakes, fireworks, boat rides, a past US President…. what could be more patriotic?! US Flags, yes, we’ve got those too…take a look down the Kennebunk River and you should be awed by the plethora of big glorious flags waving tall and proud over our seaside community – dare you to count them…or just admire how these beautiful freedom symbols fly over our spectacular port. I suppose you could […]
People come from all over the world to stay in Kennebunkport. This classic seaside village exemplifies “the way life should be.” With miles of beautiful coastline to explore, several sandy and scenic beaches, a lighthouse, pretty fishing villages, plus sophisticated boutique shopping, art galleries and top restaurants, the BIG Question is: where to stay in Kennebunkport? Kennebunkport has every lodging imaginable for a small East Coast town, grand waterfront hotels and historic bed and breakfasts, beachfront inns, and family resorts, chic spa hotels, and waterfront suites. Here’s our guide to finding the best place to stay in K’port or Kennebunk Beach: […]
President George H W Bush was one of Kennebunkport’s most revered and loved residents. He never missed a summer in the seaside community he called home… except for the years he served in the war. Walker’s Point was his family compound, his happy place…. and his Anchor to Windward remains on the shore along Ocean Avenue as a legacy and tribute to this courageous, kind, strong leader of the free world, and family man. Everyone in Kennebunkport has a 41 story… a treasured moment talking with the President, or taking a photo – he was always gracious to pose for […]
1st Lady Barbara Bush’s favorite spots in Kennebunkport
Everyone who has lived in Kennebunkport for a while has a Barbara Bush story to tell, many have a photo to post from an encounter with Mrs. Bush. Our famous first lady made the rounds about town, walked her dogs on the beach, shopped locally, dined at favorites like Stripers’s and Mabel’s, attended church at St Ann’s, and frequented fundraisers. She was classy, kind, indulgent of photos when asked, funny and friendly. Barbara Bush is already greatly missed in Kennebunkport, but her legacy lives on at Walkers Point, and at her favorite spots in The Port and Kennebunk. From our […]
Kennebunkport’s Bush Family Legacy White Columns Exhibit Walkers’ Point is one of the most popular sites in Kennebunkport, the summer home to the Bush family. As you drive out Ocean Avenue past St Anne’s church where the Bush family goes to church, by Blowing Cave and Spouting Rock, you are led to the spectacular peninsula where President George H W Bush, and his wife Barbara, spent every summer with their family from mid May to mid October each year. The people of Kennebunkport love the Bush family, affectionately referencing the two Bush presidents as 41, and 43 – President […]
My Barbara Bush story: When my kids were little, I would dress them especially well for children’s story hour whenever I saw “Celebrity Guest Reader” at Graves Public Memorial Library in Kennebunkport. It was the 1990’s, my husband worked long days at the Shawmut Inn on Ocean Ave (remember it?) before starting our marketing company (IMS-21), so I treasured our outings to the library. I loved sitting on the floor with my kids, listening to Barbara Bush read to them – the kids thought she was a nice lady, “she’s funny.” I explained to them what a privilege this was, being in the presence […]
The Kennebunks are small seaside towns, Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise. with a population of about 14,000. Even witthe the summer popularity as a resort town, you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours, you can feel safe walking at night, you can see the stars at dusk, and you can take a breath of fresh air. Yet despite being rather small towns, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport can have a fun festive vibrant atmosphere, therer’s always something happpening….
Kennebunkport is feeling the love, from local people to past presidents to the press – everyone is putting K’port in their top 10. This quaint Maine town has had its brush with fame before – back in the 1920’s and 30’s Kennebunkport was “the place to summer” at one of the grand hotels – The Colony, The Breakwater or The Nonantum. US Presidents love to spend their summers here too- Walkers Point on Ocean Avenue was the summer White House while George H W Bush was in office. Theh Bush Family summer on the seaside peninsula, Jeb and George W […]
Why is Kennebunkport a popular vacation destination year-round? Well, I would say come see for yourself, but then that would make a very short blog. It’s no secret that many summer vacationers flock to Kennebunkport to indulge in lobster boat tours, kayaking, sailing cruises or enjoy a grand beach vacation. Savvy vacationers will find inexpensive hotel deals for vacation or weekend getaway during the fall, spring or winter in Kennebunkport, youi can still walk the beach, enjoy a Maine lobster, and have the town more to your self.