Here’s a little secret from the Maine seacoast, and the rather famous summer town of Kennebunkport: You can walk the beach all year round. In fact, its incredibly serene and beautiful in spring. Mind you, locals complain about the weather, “Geezuz, what a wintah. Springs a slow stata, aintit.” It’s what Mainers do for fun, part of their Maine slang is a slew of “wicked weathah” expressions, ayuh!
But the reality is the ocean mediates the temperatures along the southern Maine Coast. Warm sunny days in March and April are brilliant as the sun sparkles off the deep blue sea. Its truly magnificent, even Mainers would agree.
Another gem of spring in Kennebunkport is the dining and lodging deals. You can score a night at the uber-romantic Captain Lord Mansion, a waterfront suite at Breakwater Inn and Spa on the River, or a suite with a deck at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel in town near Dock Square.
Bring the family for spring break at the Rhumb Line Resort where the kids will love exploringtidal pools on the beach, splashing in the resort’s indoor pool , and parents will love the hot tubs, inside and out, and the price with breakfast and WiFi included.
If those beach walks sound tempting, staying at The Seaside Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach is the best. This 9th generation Seaside Inn has prime location and obviously a long wonderful tradition of hospitality. Their seaside ocean view outdoor hot tub is pretty nice too, “wicked nice – matter a fact” – more Maine speak.
The dining deals in Kennebunkport and Lower Village Kennebunk are fantastic before the busy season of summer begins. You can enjoy Happy Hour pricing daily at Stripers, weekdays at The Boathouse Bar, and Alisson’s has weekly deals like buck a shuck oyster night, $12 entree night, lobster specials, even live entertainment, trivia nights and karaoke too.
So come celebrate spring on the seacoast. Kennebunkport has great dining, the shops are open, so are the many art galleries. For fun, you can walk the beach, go bowling at Garden Street Bowl, take a spin class at Kennebunkport Bicycle, walk the nature paths at Laudholm Farm and Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. Ever toured the Fransiscan Monastery grounds? Nows your chance to explore these beautiful peaceful paths to the riverfront, over 60 serene acres.
You’re “shore to score some lobster …and take advantage of off-season dining and lodging deals. You’re likely to meet some funny locals too – you’ll fit right in if you complain about the weathah, or your mothah in law, or ask how ’bout them prices on lobstah? You can talk about how your your LL Bean boots are wicked nice, and how your recent trip upta Freeport you found a few “bahgains” at Reny’s and Mahdens.
Spring up to Kennebunkport Maine! You’ll be glad you did…
For lodging in The Kennebunks, see our Kennebunkport Lodging Guide and our Kennebunkport Events Page for all the goings on all year long in the Kennebunks.
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