Where the rocky coast meets the charming architecture of New England… Welcome to the Kennebunks!

Step foot in Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine, and you certainly may feel like you’ve just jumped into a postcard. With traditional New England architecture, local shops, and charm, this town square is quintessential Maine at its finest. In other words, it’s paradise. 

But don’t let the Kennebunks’ quaint appearance fool you! 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!

Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine are towns located close to fellow southern Maine towns like Wells, York, Ogunquit, and Biddeford. If you’re looking for a city excursion, hop 35 minutes south to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or 35 minutes north to Portland, Maine!

Things to Do in Kennebunkport + Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunkport is a wonderful area for outdoor activities ranging from beach yoga and surfing, to cycling and walking. If you enjoy walking, we always recommend strolling through in the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve. Kennebunkport also sits along the Kennebunk River–a calm waterway ideal for kayaking and paddle boarding. From town, you can easily walk to the marina to hop on a boat of your own. Or perhaps you’d fancy a sail among the many chartered boats!

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The Kennebunks are truly where the local fun is at. In the off-season, the towns hosts many beloved events. For example, the popular Christmas Prelude takes place for two weeks during the holidays. Next, it’s time for “Paint the Town Red” to celebrate Valentine’s Day all February long! And finally, in June, be sure to enjoy the Kennebunkport Festival that happens every summer! And this is just a start… More and more small businesses are staying open longer into the fall season. And these towns never shut down entirely due to snowy Maine winters. In the off-season, enjoy spa days, happy hours, cozying up by the fireplace at your favorite inn. Then cross-country ski along the snow-covered golf courses and enjoy the beautiful Maine landscape!

Kennebunk is a charming town, that offers fine dining options, boutiques, and one of our favorite local bakeries, Boulangerie! In the winter, be sure to check out the complimentary ice rink—The Waterhouse Center—that pops up in the center of town every year.


Dock Square

Parsons Beach

Kennebunk Beach

Cape Porpoise Harbor

Goose Rocks Beach

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge