Just 90 miles north of Boston and 40 miles south of Portland, there’s a glorious little corner of Maine where lobstermen still command the sea, where shop owners greet their visitors like long-lost friends and where the time-warp charm of New England’s old-world fishing villages takes us back to simpler times – back when leisurely summer evenings were spent on front porches enjoying soft ocean breezes and long winter nights were warmed by the company of loved ones, as a gentle snowfall blanketed the outside world in delicate lace.
Kennebunkport is nestled between the Kennebunk River and the Atlantic Ocean and is steeped in great American history. The Port is characterized by quaint waterfront gift shops, clothing and jewelry boutiques, art galleries and some of the finest restaurants on the Maine Coast.
Picturesque Dock Square, with its monument bursting with colorful flowers from spring through fall and its magnificent fir tree decorated with lobster buoys and thousands of lights for Christmas Prelude, has inspired local and national artist and photographers, as have the river, beaches, historical buildings and our rocky coast.
Kennebunkport is the home of the historic Walker’s Point, summer home of President Bush.
Cape Porpoise – “The Quiet Side of Kennebunkport”
Two miles east of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is the fishing village of Cape Porpoise.
At Cape Porpoise Pier off Route 9, one can watch lobstermen unloading their catch and view Goat Island Lighthouse. Experience the tranquility and enjoy the beauty of this quiet seaside village with its charming shops and galleries, country grocery store, lobster pounds, fish markets and restaurants known for their fabulous fresh seafood.
Goose Rocks Beach
Following Route 9 east, you’ll find Kennebunkport’s only beach – Goose Rocks Beach – located off Dyke Road. This beautiful and pristine three-mile-long beach with sand dunes and wonderful views is a favorite of walkers of all generations. A must visit!