The Kennebunk Maine Area

Hotels, Restaurants and Activities in Kennebunk,
Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise

Kennebunk Maine Beach

Kennebunk Maine - The beautiful area of "The Kennebunks" which includes Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise and Arundel is a wonderful place to visit for a relaxing Maine vacation. Outstanding historic sea captain's homes, luxurious bed and breakfast inn's, beautiful stretches of uncrowded beaches, quaint shops, amazing restaurants and lots of exciting outdoor activities on the water - what more could you ask for in a vacation?

This is an area that is wonderful to visit year round with all the festivals, craft fairs and events that draw lots of visitor from all over. Christmas Prelude is particularly enchanting. No matter what time of year you decide to visit the Kennebunks, you're sure to have a very memorable time!

Overview of the Kennebunks

If you're looking to go to the Southern Maine coast for vacation, the Kennebunk Maine region has a lot to offer. In my opinion, the area is best suited for adults or families with older children but that's not to say you'll feel out of place if you have small children. Certainly, the beaches are a wonderful playground for young and old children and adults alike, and the region has some beautiful beaches!

Kennebunk, Maine

Kennebunk Maine Wedding Cake House

Kennebunk Maine Main Street

Known for its wonderful old historic homes built during the 18th and 19th centuries, Kennebunk Maine is a great place to explore. It also has one of the best Main Streets in all of Maine, with some of the area's best restaurants, unique shops and local businesses. It is nice to spend a few hours walking Main Street and having lunch. The annual sidewalk sale at the beginning of August is a fun community event.

Parsons Beach Kennebunk Maine

Kennebunk is also home to the region's biggest beaches which are uncrowded and dog friendly. Parking for most Kennebunk beaches requires a parking pass which can be obtained from the Town Hall (985-3675).

Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport Maine Dock Square

Kennebunkport Maine Harbor

Best known as the summer vacation home of former President Bush, Kennebunkport is a quaint seaside village with wonderful bed and breakfast inns that were formerly stately old homes of sea captains, numerous shops and enough great restaurants to keep any traveler happy. With the harbor and Kennebunk River in the port, there are numerous opportunities for whale watching and fishing tours, as well as kayak and canoe adventures.

Cape Porpoise Maine

Kennebunkport Maine Cape Porpoise

A village in Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise is a working harbor and home to over 50 lobster boats and fishermen. Visit it for a true taste of the Maine coast. A good place to see the Goat Island Lighthouse (it was the last manned lighthouse in Maine) - it can be viewed from the municipal pier there. Have lunch at the cozy Ramp Bar and Grill or pick up some wonderful take-out from the Cape Porpoise Kitchen and take it to the docks and revel in the beauty of Maine.

Arundel Maine

Arundel is a lovely rural community once known as North Kennebunkport. Worth a visit if you are into antiques and rural drives.

Kennebunk Maine Area Lodging

Kennebunk Maine Bed and Breakfast

While there are numerous options available in the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Maine area for quality lodging, bed and breakfast inns stand out as the premium choice here. With so many wonderful old homes, you can imagine it would draw lots of people who not only want to make a business of them, but also those who want to enjoy their beauty on vacation. There are some nice, large resort type hotels in Kennebunkport that are great for families as well.

Kennebunk Maine Lodging

White Barn Inn - Kennebunk Maine

The best lodging in Kennebunk includes the White Barn Inn and the following bed and breakfast inns - Bufflehead Cove Inn, English Meadows Inn and Hounds Tooth Inn.

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Kennebunkport Maine Hotels and Inns

Captain Lord Mansion - Kennebunkport

The are so many outstanding B & B's in Kennebunkport, it's tough to narrow down the best! Topping the list are the Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Fairfield Inn and the Captain Jefferds Inn but there are many more of equal quality.

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Kennebunkport also has a few large resort hotels like the Nonantum Resort, Colony Hotel and the Rhumb Line Resort which offer an array of amenities that make you're Maine vacation a great one.

Kennebunkport - The Colony Hotel

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Looking to go camping in the Kennebunk Maine area? There are a few great places to choose from.

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Kennebunk Area Restaurants

Some of my favorite restaurants are in the Kennebunk Maine area! There is so much to choose from - everything from roadside clam shacks to casual eateries to gourmet dining, you may have a hard time choosing, but you won't be disappointed.

Top Kennebunk Restaurants

Kennebunk Maine 50 Local Restaurant

If you're looking for a good place to eat, you've got some great options in Kennebunk. The White Barn Inn Restaurant is well known for fine dining. Make reservations here for a special occasion - even if the occasion is just a much needed vacation! 50 Local is a fairly new restaurant on Main Street in Kennebunk that focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It has garnered rave reviews since it has opened. If you're looking for something much more casual, The Clam Shack just across the river from Kennebunkport is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.

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Best Kennebunkport Restaurants

Bandaloop - Kennebunkport Maine

One of my favorite restaurants is located in Kennebunkport - Bandaloop is a funky, cool place to be that is well loved by locals and a great find for tourists. With their emphasis on local and organic ingredients, everything they offer is outstanding and their drinks are top notch (they make a great mojito!). Other top restaurants include The Wayfarer Restaurant in Cape Porpoise and The Cape Arundel Inn.

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Fun Things to Do in the Kennebunks

Kennebunk Maine Sailing and Fishing Charters

One of the things you'll likely do in both Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Maine is stroll through the quaint towns exploring the wonderful shops. But there is much more to do in the area! Scenic drives along the ocean, stopping to see Walker's Point - the summer home of former President Bush, lazy days spent on beautiful beaches, sailing trips aboard the Pineapple Ketch, kayaking the river and ocean, relaxing at the spa and much, much more...

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Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Maine are wonderful vacation towns to spend a few days or many more. Located right in the middle of the Southern Maine Coast, you'll find so much to do and see (and eat!) that you'll be anxious to return next year. So reserve your room, pack your bags and whisk yourself away to Maine for an unforgettable vacation in the Kennebunks!

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