There are about a million reasons to plan a Maine Summer Vacation, because, after all, Maine is Vacationland, but Kennebunkport is a particularly special spot that is sure to make for an awesome summer getaway. Aside from great ice cream and loads of blueberry pie, here are 5 great reasons to choose Kennebunkport for your vacation destination.
1. Soft sandy beaches and the classic rocky coastline
Only a few places in the state of Maine can boast about their beautiful beaches, and the Kennebunkport Maine area is one of them! But most of these places don’t also offer the breathtaking rocky vistas that vacationers associate with the Maine Coast. So park yourself for the day on the sandy shores of the Kennebunk Beaches, Colony Beach, or Goose Rocks Beach and then enjoy a sunset walk along the rocky coast of Parson’s Way Walk. Just be careful, the “Spouting
Rock” is a real thing – the rocky formations make funnel the sea mist up into the air perfect for an Instagram worthy vacation pic!
2. Seaside shopping and dining
Downtown Kennebunkport, known to visitors and locals alike as Dock Square blends with Lower Village Kennebunk to make a vibrant shopping and dining scene situated right on the mouth of the Kennebunk River. You’ll enjoy the scent of salt air and the sound of boats on the water while strolling through town – the only thing better is doing so with ice cream in hand!
3. Charming B&Bs and Boutique Hotels
One of the things that makes Kennebunkport unique is its assortment of boutique accommodations like the Maine Stay Inn. In Kennebunkport you won’t find any hotel chains or fast food restaurants, and that means that you’ll only find small businesses dedicated to making sure your vacation is incredible. Plus, this boutique Kennebunkport hotel stays true to its bed and breakfast roots, dishing up a complimentary multi-course gourmet breakfast every morning.
4. Car-free and carefree
Unlike many vacation destinations, you can ditch your car and not worry about parking during vacation. By staying in the Historic District of Kennebunkport, home to the Maine Stay Inn, you can walk to tons of restaurants, a nearby beach and loads of great activities. Hop on bikes and explore a little further afield while still enjoying all that Kennebunkport has to offer. But even without a car, you can explore the area with vintage trolleys or on horse and carriage!
5. Loads of Lobster
Once a thriving maritime port, Kennebunkport was founded on its intimate connection with the sea and today’s lobster industry remains strong. Here you’re sure to get your fill of classic Maine lobster whether in a casual lobster roll while exploring Dock Square (and yes, waiting in line at the Clam Shack is totally worth it), a traditional lobster bake, or served up in a fine dining setting. Plus there are more than a few places run by the local fishermen or lobstering families, where you are sure to find the freshest of the fresh – like the many-generations strong Nunan’s Lobster Hut. No matter your style, there is plenty of Maine lobster to enjoy this summer in Kennebunkport!
There is no question – a getaway to Maine is a must this summer, and Kennebunkport is home to the best of the best! It’s official, summer has arrived and Kennebunkport Maine is the place for the best summer vacation of 2019!