Pristine Kennebunkport Beaches, Quaint Shops and Exciting Eateries
With so many attractions in the delightful seaside village of Kennebunkport, Maine, you’ll long to make this your vacation destination.
Here, you can stroll along swaths of sandy beaches, poke through the Kennebunkport Village and Dock Square shops, skim across the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on a coastal cruise, or dine at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water.
Below is a sampling of the things to do in Kennebunkport, Maine. Or you can simply kick back and take in the views of the Kennebunk River from your room or private patio.
A bustling beach, Gooch’s attracts castle builders, body surfers, sun seekers and swimmers. When the surf turns too rough for swimmers, it lures intrepid surfers to try their luck on its churning waves.
Tucked in a sheltered cove at the southern end of Kennebunk Beach is Mother’s Beach. The smallest stretch of sand at only 750 feet, its playground and gentle waves make it a popular destination for families with young children.
Sheltered from busy route 9, this beach is a favorite among nature lovers looking for a quiet shoreline stroll. Its limited number of parking spaces and lack of facilities lend a feeling of exclusivity to this lovely beach.
Dock Square Shopping
Dock Square beckons vacationers in need of a little retail therapy. Located in the heart of the Kennebunkport, this charming cluster of shops offers a multitude of fine stores and art galleries.
Embrace the local movement when you peruse fine jewelry, wrought iron, pottery, and lamps forged by local craftsmen. Locally made toys for the little ones and hand-stitched bedding will forever act as a reminder of your trip to Kennebunkport.
And lucky us — world-famous L.L.Bean and numerous retail outlets are less than an hour’s drive from Kennebunkport.