We are excited to report the premiere of our Port News blog. Kennebunkport is a world renowned town in Maine celebrated for its prime seaside location with beautiful stretches of beach, wildlife reservations, and marinas, near rocky coastline dotted with historic lighthouses.
Cape Porpoise Harbor at sunset
Annual vacationers of Kennebunk might find a secluded rental home to enjoy or a luxury resort with a swimming pool, hot tub and dining. There is much to “sea” and do in Kennebunkport! Allow us to provide an example of an ideal Kennebunkport, Maine vacation itinerary:
Day 1. After sleeping in late, (you’re on vacation–you deserve it) devour delicious continental breakfast and lounge around the resort pool or walk the beach (If you have kids, sleeping in is likely not an option).
Day 2. Of course a Kennebunkport, Maine vacation requires a visit to the beach. You have the option to enjoy Goose Rocks Beach, Gooch’s Beach, Mother’s Beach, Middle Beach, Colony Beach and Cleaves Cove Beach all in the Kennebunk area. After a day at the beach and lunch on a world-famous Lobster Roll, take in a play at our local summer theatre to catch Broadway caliber performances.
Day3. Two days of relaxing has re-energized you for adventure. Kennebunk offers boat rentals for many coastal excursions including kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboard, lobster boat tours, schooner tours, deep sea fishing, whale watching. Take your pick!
Day 4: Today is the day for sightseeing. The Kennebunk-Southern Maine region has so much cultural entertainment including historical sites like the Wedding Cake House, Brick Store Museum, Nott House, or Goat Island Lighthouse on Cape Porpoise. For a more organic landscape, visit Rachel Carlson National Wildlife Refuge abutting the coast between Kennebunkport and Wells for birdwatching and see a stunning view of salt water marsh and estuary. Be sure to drive Oceans Avenue passing all the grand summer cottages–they look more like mansions! You will pass Walkers’ Point as well, the summer residence of the Bush Family including President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara, the locals call him 41 and the property “The Bush Compound.”
Day 5: Now is your last chance for bargain hunting and treasure seeking. The Kennebunks host a seaside community of antique shops, chic boutiques and art galleries. Conclude the day at the spa, then dine out at one of Kennebunkport’s top restaurants. Enjoy your fresh seafood with a sea view!
Sadly, every vacation must end, but if you want to enjoy another day surfing at the beach or experience the coast of Maine from on a windjammer tour, you’re always welcome back to Vacationland.