Four seasons of entertainment await you in Kennebunkport: the destination that’s been dubbed “the magical place by the sea.” You will love Kennebunkport for its fabulous 18th and 19th century homes, once occupied by merchants and captains of both ship and industry. Visit its sweeping beaches, lighthouses and historical museums. In Kennebunkport’s Dock Square, you’ll find a picturesque seaside village with world-class shopping, and restaurants that range from the classic Maine clam shack to exquisite fine dining. Here you’ll find whale watching, fishing excursions, sailing and tour cruises. Enjoy a wide variety of activities in Kennebunkport. Whether you enjoy sports, shopping, historical adventures or just plain adventure, the Kennebunkport Coastal area abounds with something for everyone and for every season! Take a look at Our 100 Things to Do in Kennebunkport List: Click Here!
Heading off to explore Kennebunkport’s terrific dining options? You’ll definitely want to be sure to consider some of our favorites!!
- Tides Beach Club
Dining at the Tides Beach Club is a refreshing experience...with the emphasis on fresh! The menu is bursting with the fruits of the seas and the vegetables of the garden, skillfully prepared in an uncomplicated manner to emphasize the great quality of the food and the loving attention of the chef. Sitting on the front porch or in front of the fire, you will be immersed in the cool and comfort of the dining room at Tides Beach Club.
- Earth at Hidden Pond
Dine overlooking the pond and nightly bonfire at Earth, our al fresco restaurant. A collaboration with noted Boston Chef Ken Oringer, Earth’s menu focuses on "farm to fork" freshness; featuring home grown organic vegetables and herbs and the freshest grilled local seafood and meats. The open air dining room in a naturally spectacular setting combined with rough hewn casual décor and inspired menu will captivate and enliven your senses.
- One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn
One Dock offers inventive cuisine and a lively ambiance in a casual setting overlooking the Kennebunk River. The menu ranges from traditional Maine favorites enlivened with Asian and Spanish-inspired spices to small plate offerings such as Maine Shrimp Ceviche, Smoked Pork Spring Rolls, and Grilled Tuna with Lemongrass Consumer, Shitake Mushrooms and Fried Rice Arancini. The Bar at One Dock, one of Kennebunkport's liveliest nightspots, offers fresh signature cocktails with live music nightly. Enjoy spectacular outdoor dining on the patio overlooking Kennebunkport's Dock Square.
- Cape Arundel Inn - Glorious view of the Atlantic Ocean and a terrific menu!
- Pier 77/The Ramp - Great menu, ambiance and views upstairs in Pier 77, and the best burgers in town at the Ramp downstairs.
- Bandaloop - Eclectic, lively, colorful spot serving organic cuisine
- Hurricane - Upscale, warm ambiance, innovative menu, great bar overlooking Kennebunk River.
Browse the charming shops, galleries and antique stores of Kennebunkport's Dock Square. The Kennebunks have always boasted of the unique and creative shopping and world glass art galleries available. If antiques are what you're looking for, you'll find some fantastic spots right in town. No matter what your budget, there's always something for you, be it clothing, gifts, original artwork or prints. Kennebunkport’s Dock Square offers you things that are unique, special, and one of a kind.
Maine is the mecca for lighthouses, with more than 60 lighthouses along its craggy coastline. In nearby York, you can see Cape Neddick Light, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. From Cape Neddick, you can also catch a distant glimpse of Boon Island Light. Heading north along the coast, the small light at Goat Island sits just off the entrance to Cape Porpoise Harbor. South of Portland, the historic lights of Casco Bay and Cape Elizabeth include Maine's oldest light, Portland Head Light, Maine's most powerful beacon at Cape Elizabeth Light.
Maine has more than 500 miles of coast and some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire state are found here in the Kennebunks. Whether you're a family looking for that perfect, relaxing day at the beach or a surfer hoping to catch the ultimate wave, the beaches in Kennebunk & Kennebunkport offer some of the best fun in the sun.
- Kennebunk, Mother's & Gooch's Beach - These long, wide sandy beaches are the perfect place for families with a playground and a wide beach area for children to play.
- Goose Rocks Beach - At three miles long, Goose Rocks Beach is a favorite with walkers and families. It's wide, smooth and sandy, and offers a wonderful retreat for the day.
Hop on board one of the fantastic boat tours available to explore our rugged coastline, with its intricate network of tide pools and unique sea life, and visit the overlook at Walker's Point - the summer home of President Bush, Sr.
- Whale Watch - Jump on board Nick’s Chance, for a 4 1/2-hour Whale Watch adventure and cruise 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean to view Whales, Dolphins, and the marine life of The Gulf of Maine.
- Scenic Tours - Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour Scenic Lobster Tour on Kylie’s Chance down the Kennebunk River and along the Kennebunkport coastline. You will see Seals, former President Bush's home, and how "world famous" Maine Lobster is harvested.
Kennebunkport is just a short distance from some of Maine’s most glorious courses.
- Webhannet - Refreshed by salty Atlantic breezes, Webhannet Golf Club boasts 6049 yards of three-season golf. Tidal-fed water hazards, 31 bunkers, and serpentine Kentucky blue fairways leading to spacious bent grass greens.
- Cape Arundel - Known for its beauty along the shores of the Kennebunk River, this Walter Travis design, links-style course is a shot-makers dream, with small greens, rolling terrain, and tidal creeks...a challenge to all who dare test it!
Kennebunkport offers some of the most glorious foliage in Maine. Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform, showing their rich and vibrant hues. Throughout the area you can find spectacular foliage that you can enjoy by foot, bicycle or car.
The Kennebunks have so much to offer those looking for a little taste of artistic and historic Maine.
- The Nott House - Located in the heart of the village, this Greek revival gem takes one back to that time in Kennebunkport's history when shipbuilding thrived and the shipping trade made the town one of the wealthiest in New England.
- Arundel Barn Playhouse - The Arundel Barn Playhouse offers five professional musical theatre productions each summer. Enjoy an evening of old time summer theatre in a barn.
- In Town Trolley - A 45-minute narrated sightseeing tour that provides an interesting and informative orientation to the Kennebunkport area. Enjoy this unique form of transportation through our village streets and along the rocky coast while learning about our 300-year history.