KENNEBUNK + KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE TOWN GUIDE!
Where the rocky coast meets charming New England architecture… Welcome to the Kennebunks!
Step foot in Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine, and you feel like you’ve just jumped into a postcard. With traditional New England architecture, local shops, and scenery galore, this town square is quintessential Maine at its finest. In other words, it’s Paradise!
This is an area of Maine where upscale restaurants, tastefully curated shops, and modern amenities reign. Charming resorts, bed & breakfasts, and boutique hotels weave along the Atlantic Ocean. They’re sure to gracefully ground you in an easy, breezy, vacation type of mood!
BANDALOOP: Located in a beautiful barn in Arundel, Maine, Bandaloop is a cool and casual restaurant that serves locally grown organic dishes, with global flavors, in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. When visiting, make everyone in your party feel happy and comfortable with the variety of vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, kid, and wallet-friendly, eclectic, tasty, wordly, warm, organic menu options. Fine dining without pretense. Just good food! While Bandaloop originally opened its doors in Kennebunkport, the restaurant has since moved to a beautiful barn in Arundel, Maine—just a hop, skip, and a jump from town!
SURFSIDE PILATES STUDIO!
SURFSIDE PILATES STUDIO: Surfside Pilates Studio is a private boutique Pilates studio that offers one on one, duet, and small private group Pilates sessions led by three amazing instructors—Meg, Nickie, and Martine! This chic Kennebunk, Maine studio is welcoming, light-filled, and 100% beautiful!
APRÉS SEA: Aprés Sea is an elegantly casual lifestyle destination inspired by love of travel and of course, the SEA! Visit this beautifully-curated boutique for a lovely selection of home decor, women’s and kids’ clothing, jewelry, and accessories! Located in the charming Galleries at Morning Walk in Kennebunk!
ROCOCO ICE CREAM!
ROCOCO ICE CREAM: Rococo Ice Cream is slow crafted, in small batches, with flavors inspired from cultures and people from around the globe. The ice cream shop is located in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine and offers several classic flavors, along with rotating limited-time flavors, that reflect the uniqueness of our seasons, environments and inspirations.
THE INN AT ENGLISH MEADOWS!
THE INN AT ENGLISH MEADOWS: Set in a tastefully-renovated 1800’s home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, the Inn at English Meadows is a quiet, relaxing, and welcoming Maine getaway. Offering luxurious lodging and exceptional breakfasts, this Kennebunk bed and breakfast hosts a unique combination of modern amenities, paired with impeccably-maintained historic details…
MORNINGS IN PARIS!
MORNINGS IN PARIS: Mornings in Paris is an authentic, European style café located in the lower village of Kennebunk, Maine. This popular downtown coffee destination offers hand-roasted coffee, espresso drinks, and freshly-baked goodies! Enjoy artfully-crafted espresso drinks and hand-roasted brewed coffees prepared by Mornings in Paris’ experienced baristas, and sit on the charming outdoor patio with views of the hustle and bustle of town.
MINKA: Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine, Minka is a modern boutique that is inspired by the beauty of natural materials and the art of design. Artist Owners Michelle Rose and Chris Larochelle are a passionate team committed to creating modern art and home goods that are both timeless in design and useful in their purpose. Minka started over a decade ago as a boutique artisan gallery in the owners’ home, and has since grown to become a sustainable lifestyle brand based on the coast of Maine.
THE DAILY SWEAT!
THE DAILY SWEAT: The Daily Sweat is a yoga and barre studio focused on helping individuals and families find health, wellness and community. The team ensures that every person who walks through their doors feels welcomed, safe and inspired. Enjoy your first month of unlimited classes for $99!
SEA BAGS: Sea Bags designs and handcrafts tote bags and accessories that are made from recycled sail cloth. All products are made by hand in Portland, Maine, and a variety of one-of-a-kind goods are sold at the brand’s Dock Square boutique!
FARM + TABLE!
FARM + TABLE: Located in a charming New England red barn, Farm + Table offers a unique shopping experience where stories of emerging artisans and apprentices are celebrated. Shop a tastefully-curated selection of small-batch makers of goods and food items from across the country, and browse handmade serving ware, kitchen, and home accessories that help preserve the simple pleasure of bringing friends and visitors together. Every shopping experience is enhanced by the incredibly friendly staff and Farm + Table owners Liz and Bruce.
BRICK STORE MUSEUM!
BRICK SQUARE MUSEUM: The Brick Store Museum celebrates local history, art, and culture through exhibits and programs on a campus of five 19th-century buildings in downtown Kennebunk, Maine. The Brick Store Museum offers rotating exhibitions, varied programs, and a Digital Learning Center. Open full-time year-round.
DAYTRIP SOCIETY: In the heart of Dock Square, you’ll find this sweet little shop, fit with chic gifts and cute Maine-made items. Step inside Daytrip Society and you’ll feel like a kid again, as happiness in the beautiful state of Maine is always top of mind here. While browsing the shop, expect to see a tasteful array of stationery, clothing, nautical-inspired accessories, and a beautiful variety of locally-made products!
BATSON RIVER BREWING & DISTILLING!
BATSON RIVER BREWING & DISTILLING: Batson River boasts a unique dining experience in the heart of Kennebunk, Maine. The menu features a range of cocktails, each crafted with house distilled spirits, along with a full list of Batson River craft beers. Between the food, cocktail, and beer selections, and the stunning interiors, no detail is overlooked at Batson River!
SPACES BY NICKI BONGIORNO!
SPACES BY NICKI BONGIORNO: When a talented interior designer like Nicki Bongiorno sets out to create a retail boutique, there’s no doubt it will be anything short of amazing. With a passion for beautiful products and relaxing aesthetics, Spaces By Nicki Bongiorno is a breathtaking destination in Kennebunk that offers unique gifts, colorful clothing, inspiring cookbooks, and home décor items!
WALDO EMERSON INN!
WALDO EMERSON INN: Built in 1753, the Waldo Emerson Inn is a former shipbuilder’s mansion that boasts historic and architecturally-rich design. Located just a few miles from the heart of Kennebunkport ,the Inn is serene, refined and stately, with historical charm and a touch of elegant whimsy.
DAYTRIP JR.: From baby to full-grown kiddo, Daytrip Jr. is the purveyor of all things adorable! Step foot in their Kennebunkport boutique and you will immediately be welcomed by a colorful array of vintage kids’ toys, bright clothing, well-made games, costumes, baby stuffed animals, and cute knick-knacks that are too hard to resist!
SEA LOVE CANDLES!
SEA LOVE CANDLES: Stacy and the Sea Love Candles team handcraft its premium home fragrances with lots of love at its new DIY candle bar & scent studio, just steps from Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Visit Sea Love Candles’ studio (Maine’s first custom candle experience) in Kennebunkport to be part of a beautiful apothecary, while custom creating your own premium candles from a choice of over 60 different fragrance oils. Reservations are not required and walk-ins are welcome! You can also schedule a private candle pour party!