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Kennebunkport Lodging

October 19, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Lodging

Regardless of your budget,you can find the best Lodging in Kennebunkport to suit your vacation needs.

Kennebunkport, or Arundel as it used to be named, is the perfect Maine vacation spot. Located just 30 odd minutes south of Portland and famous for the “Bush Compound”, Kennebunk has much to offer the visitor, and has a vast range of Kennebunkport Lodging available.

The Yachtsman Lodge & Marina, situated right on the banks of the Kennebunk River is a convenient lodging for those who come to fish, sail, whale watch or to go boating.  The Lodgings are spacious and each has a private balcony overlooking the river and private marina.  Each of the Kennebunkport inn sytled rooms are decorated to remind you of a beautiful yacht stateroom with direct views through your private patio of the river.  Full private baths with granite vanity complete this nautical lodging.

The Breakwater Inn & Spa overlooks where the river meets the sea. It is an ideal lodging for those that require a combination of inn, hotel and on site restaurant.  A historic shigled roof and classic wrap around white porch, this 1880’s inn has 20 guest rooms.  The tasteful and comfortable interior decoration helps to carry you back to a more elegant age, but with all the mod cons.

The Beach House Inn is a lovingly restored 1891 beach house, located on the water edge, overlooking Kennebunkport Beach.  This Bed and Breakfast lodging is as good as they get. Historic building, comfortable and friendly, great location and lots of interesting people to meet.  It well suits a romatic getaway, a weekend escape or a family holiday! It’s just perfect really..

And lastly, but definitely not least, The White Barn Inn and Spa! The most romantic lodging in Kennebunkport by far.  Plush bathrobes, rich furnishings, butler drawn bath and fresh flowers says it all.  We simply cannot recommend this romantic lodging highly enough.  Take your loved one there now!

Kennebunkport Beaches

October 19, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Beaches

Some of the best beaches on the Maine Coast

The beautiful Maine coastline is typified at Kennebunkport.  Just 35 miinutes from Portland, Kennebunkport has grown as tourist destination and day stop over.  It is not as famous for its beaches as it should be, but visitors to these beautiful beaches, each of which has a distinct personality, rate them very highly.

There are 6 beaches at Kennebunk / Kennebunkport.  These include Mother’s Beach, Gooch’s Beach, Middle Beach, Colony Beach, Cleaves Cove Beach and Goose Rocks Beach.

Kennebunkport Beach as it is commonly known is made up of a series of beaches.  Mother’s Beach is 1.5 miles of fine sand.  It is a very popular for swimming and surfing, and of course for walking.  The north end of the beach is called Gooch’s Beach, and Middle Beach is aptly named.  Gooch’s Beach has very soft sand and a gentle surf.  Middle Beach is more rocky with sandy sections and is excellent for children to explore the tidal areas.  Lifeguards are located at both Gooch’s Beach and Mother’s Beach.

Gooch’s Beach has public washrooms but there are no commercial enterprises on the beach.  Parking is available, but a town sticker must be obtained from the police station or civic offices.

Colony Beach, adjacent to the jetty in front of the Colony Hotel, hence the name,(was also called Arundel Beach, Arundel being the original name for Kennebunk). Arundel is a small quiet beach with a very good scuba dive circuit.  In just 20 feet of water you can find excellent examples of lobster, flounder, skate, moon snails and sea ravens.  The Jetty is a very popular fishing spot and also it is a favourite area for the famous lobster industry at Kennebunkport.

Goose Rocks Beach is 3 miles long and very popular.  It is a favourite walking spot and very child friendly.  It is a wide, smooth flat beach and has excellent views of Goose Rocks (at low tide they appear as a barrier rock reef) and Timber Island, both of which are just a shot distance off the beach.  It really is one of the best East Coast examples of fine silver white sand.

Whichever beach you choose, you will find something different, but, each beach allows early morning and evening walkers with excellent views of the local summer homes strung along the shore.

Kennebunkport Hotels

August 18, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Hotels | Kennebunkport Getaways

The Very Best Kennebunkport Hotels, Inns & Lodging.

Looking for the very best Kennebunkport Hotels?

We have showcased the premier Kennebunkport Hotels for you.  Before you book your next Kennebunkport vacation, please consider the quality and variety of Kennebunkport Lodging that is available.

We have selected a range of hotels and inns, from waterfront lodges with marinas for the boating enthusiast, beach side Bed and Breakfast Inns, Luxury Spas and even Fine Dining Hotels with butler service.  These Kennebunkport Hotels will surely impress you and will no doubt have the amenity that best suits your vacation needs.

Kennebunkport Hotels range in price depending on the season.  With special offers for most of the major yearly holidays and special days like Mothers Day and Christmas, and even romantic escapes and luxury day spa packages on offer, you will be sure to find the perfect lodging for you and your partner or your family.

Kennebunkport is a very popular destination for both Summer and Winter vacations. With year round access to the fabulous waterways and ocean, together with many local festivals and events, Kennebunkport has so much to offer…

See our selection of the very best Kennebunkport Hotels or visit the home page of Kennebunkport Getaways to read more about Kennebunkport Maine.

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York Harvestfest

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Maine Regional Events perfect for weekend getaways & escapes

October each year | 2012 – October 13 & 14

10 am – 8 pm (Saturday) &  10 am- 4 pm (Sunday)

Complete with Ox Spit-roast, Harvestfest is a carnival of fine local foods, entertainment and activities that make this a weekend to remember!

A quick 25 minutes South by car from Kennebunkport, the streets and parks of York lay host to this great annual event, now in its 22nd year. Join artisans and craftspeople as they compete for recognition in their area of expertise, experience local produce prepared fresh to order and sample from the many food stall vendors as they peddle their wares, many in regional historical costume.

FOr further information visit the York Harvestfest web site

Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Main Clam Shuck

Maine Coastal Events suitable for families…

Come Celebrate from July 20th – 22nd 2012!

A Summer tradition on the Maine Coast is the Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, bringing guests from across the country to experience a uniquely Maine Event…sensational food, great live entertainment and arts and crafts add to the camaraderie that abounds over this memorable weekend.

Just 45 minutes North on the I-95, Yarmouth offers yet another remarkable Maine coastal village experience and this event makes a great day-trip from Kennebunkport.

Visit their website to discover more about The Yarmouth Clam Festival…

Maine Sailing Excursions

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Maine Sailing Excursions | Pineapple Ketch Daytrips

The ultimate Kennebunkport experience!

On Pineapple’s daily sailing excursions you can help haul line, set sail, take a turn at the helm or simply take in the sea air…

The Pineapple Ketch sails daily from 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport Maine, Serving complimentary soda & water, but feel free to pack something to eat along
with your favorite beverage.

The Pineapple Ketch offers several sailing trip options:

  • Daily 2 hour sails.
  • Sunset sailing excursions
  • Learn to Sail Programs
  • Private Charters
  • Family Sailing Getaway
  • Special Events Sailing

For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Pineapple Ketch crew at 207-468-7262


Kennebunkport Maine Nature Walks

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunk Maine | Nature Walks

Whether you are interested in woods and wetlands or the birds and animals that inhabit them, the Kennebunk Maine area has fascinating places for you to discover.

The Kennebunk Plains
The Kennebunk Plains, on Route 99 several miles west of Kennebunk, are a rare treat. This 1100-acre protected grasslands habitat is unusual in a state that is so forested and hilly; it is home to several rare and endangered species of vegetation and wildlife. Also know as the “blueberry plains” by locals, it is a wonderful, wide open place to walk or mountain bike. The roads take you through vast grasslands, scrub oak woods and by ponds.
It’s a favored place for birdwatchers, with dozens of species living here, including rare grassland nesting birds such as the grasshopper sparrow. Nature lovers will enjoy identifying the native bunching grasses and flowers; a special treat arrives in early August, when the extremely rare northern blazing star begins to bloom, painting the fields purple. Ninety percent of the world’s northern blazing star population is found here. The plains are also special in July, when the wild blueberries are ready. Nothing is a sweet as a wild Maine blueberry.
The Plains are monitored by the Nature Conservancy; every year, along with the Kennebunk Conservation Commission , they sponsor community field trips in mid-August. FMI call: (207) 490-4012 .

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
This Wildlife Refuge protects coastal salt marshes for wildlife in Kennebunk and other communities in southern Maine . A one-mile, accessible, self-guided trail is located at the refugeheadquarters on Route 9 in Wells. It is open every day from dawn until dusk.
The headquarters, where leaflets and information are available, is open from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; limed hours on weekends in the summer. 207-646-9226 (TDD/Voice: 1-800-437-1220).

Laudholm Farm
The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm preserves 1600 acres of salt marsh , sand dune , mixed forest , and grassy uplands along the southern Maine coast . The spectacular scenery and historic farm buildings , along with 7 miles of walking trails and myriad programs and Maine events , draw thousands of people every year.
The weekend after Labor day is when the well known Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is held. With about 75 exhibitors, music, children’s activities, and guided tours it is a a fair not to be missed.Trails are open from 8am to 8pm in the summer and 8am to 5pm the rest of the year. The Visitor Center with Gift Shop is open in summer from 10am to 4pm and reduced hours in fall and winter. Call (207) 646-1555 for more details or visit

Kennebunkport Maine Shore Walks

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunk Maine | Beach & Shore Walks

The beach walks around the Kennebunkport Maine shore are definitely the most beautiful and accessible tracks on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Here are just some of Southern Maine’s Coastal Walks. For more information on these and other nature walks in the Kennebunkport area, visit Trails website.

Carson Trail
A well-designed, wide footpath through prime edge tidal habitats at the confluence of Little River, Branch Brook, and Merriland River. The ten Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge areas in Maine ext… From the guidebook “Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine”
Wells, ME – Walking – 1 mile

Goose Rocks Beach Walk
A wide, pristine, fine-sand crescent beach overlooking nearby rocky islands, Batson’s River, and the Smith Brook estuary. The meeting of river and ocean waters in this estuary behind the beach carries… From the guidebook “Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine”
Cape Porpoise, ME – Walking – 1 mile

Kennebunk River Trail
Tranquil wooded estate (monastery) on the western shore of the Kennebunk River with human-made and natural shrines for contemplation. Sir William Pepperrell, the famous military son of William Pepperr… From the guidebook “Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine”
Kennebunkport, ME – Walking – 1 mile

Marginal Way Foot Path
This cliffside footpath along a craggy shoreline is one of the most popular walkways on the north Atlantic coast. Marginal Way offers spectacular shoreline vistas from a rounded promontory extending n… From the guidebook “Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine”
Ogunquit, ME – Hiking – 1.5 miles

Whale Watching

July 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Whale Watching | Kennebunkport Maine New England Coast

Whale-watching in Maine… An unforgettable encounter!

Come aboard the newest Whale Watch vessel in the New England fleet. Our new boat was launched in March 2006, it is 87 ft.from bow to stern, and is equipped with the most modern safety and navigational equipment. Nick’s will cruise from Kennebunkport to the summer feeding grounds of Finbacks, Humpbacks, Minkes, the rare Blue Whale and the endangered Right Whale.The boat has ample space at the rails on both decks for excellent viewing and ” photo ops”.

There is a galley on board with snack items, light breakfast & lunch fare, soda and bottled water. You may bring your own but for safety reasons, please no glass containers or large coolers.

Click here for further information.

Kennebunkport Monument to George Bush Sr.

July 20, 2009 by seoworks  
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By Laura Dolce

July 10, 2009

KENNEBUNKPORT Monument to George Bush Sr.

In honor of former president George H. W. Bush’s 85th birthday and his love for the town, a group of local residents are planning to honor him with a monument near Walker’s Point.

While current residents have long known of Bush’s regard for the town, future generations may not fully understand it, Town Manager Larry Mead said at a July 9 Board of Selectmen meeting.

“This would give recognition to that tie, to the fact that to him, if not a first home, then (Bush) sees it as a second home,” he said.

The monument would be sited on town-owned property on Parson’s Way near Blowing Cave, Mead said.

The cornerstone of the monument will be a 6,000 pound anchor that the board voted to accept from the U.S. Navy. “He calls (Kennebunkport) his anchor to windward,” said Tom Bradbury, who is leading the monument planning. “So it’s appropriate that this will be an anchor. It will be a reminder in years to come of this special time in history.”

Bradbury said his group is sending letters to Bush’s friends to try to raise funds for the restoration and transportation of the anchor, which is currently located in Philadelphia. But the monument will be just one part of how the residents are hoping to honor Bush.

Bradbury said they will also collect letters and stories from local residents to both be included in the collection at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk and at the presidential library in College Station, Texas.

“We’ll allow people to write their stories about meetings with him, whether it’s out fishing … or in Dock Square at the Memorial Day parade,” Bradbury said.Bradbury said Bush’s love for Kennebunkport is especially evident at his presidential library. “An amazing amount of space is dedicated to Kennebunkport,” he said.

“He has come here every year of his life except the one when he was serving in the Pacific. This (monument) would show not only his love for the community, but also the community’s respect for what he’s brought to the town.”

Chill Out This Winter in Kennebunkport Maine

July 20, 2009 by seoworks  
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Now that the holidays are over…it’s time for you to enjoy some real relaxation.

Maybe a little “me” time is what you are longing for? Perhaps a romantic weekend getaway with that special someone in your life, just the two of you…or a catch up with your best pals?

It’s time for you to get away, relax and rejuvenate. You deserve it!

And Kennebunkport, Maine offers it all; plenty to see and do, or just do nothing and lots of lodging choices and sensational dining options. All offering great value at this time of year and just a hundred miles north of Boston and only five hours from New York City.

Upon arriving in the Kennebunk region, you feels that you have stepped back into time. It is not difficult to understand why the carefully restored Main St. is listed in the National Historic Register. The charm of the quaint brick buildings is not diminished by the twenty-first century shops, boutiques and cafes that dwell within.

The Kennebunkport seaside community offers the eclectic New England ambiance that you would expect, while also offering an array of fine accommodations and dining opportunities, endless miles of beaches, panoramic views of lighthouses, eclectic boutiques, art galleries and outlet stores. The brisk winter air serves to refresh the soul and the spirit, and then the abundance of crackling fires in most establishments warm the body and soul.

Perhaps the most renowned lodging in Kennebunkport is the famous White Barn Inn & Spa ( The Inn itself offers guests a plethora of choices of accommodations that combines history, romance and luxury. Every guest room or suite comes with fresh flowers, fresh fruit and terrycloth robes. Spa packages are available for those seeking to indulge in luxurious massages, rejuvenating body wraps and manicures. Modern conveniences are available to those that do not want to forgo the luxury of plasma screen TV’s, wireless internet access and voicemail access.

The Beach House Inn ( is located just two miles (within walking distance) from the historic village of Kennebunkport and offers all of the amenities of a luxurious seaside retreat, but in a more relaxed “cottage” type atmosphere. Here, you can sit inside beside the fireplace and enjoy the panoramic ocean views or you can walk the beach hand in hand and watch the chilly water spray into the air while the Atlantic surf pounds.

Yet another accommodation choice to consider is The Breakwater Inn and Spa (, sitting at the mouth of the river and straddling the juncture as they say, “where the river meets the sea”. This 1800’s Inn offers the nautical atmosphere of the sea for those who desire to stay in the lap of luxury whilst watching waves as boats maneuver in and out of the inlet. Indulge and relax even further at the Breakwater Spa, located adjacent to the main Inn.

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation of choice, there are a multitude of ways to spend your day. If you are staying at one of the hotels that offer a Spa menu, you could spend the day being pampered inside by the crackling fire. If you forget to bring a good book, be sure to ask your hosts as they always seem to find some suitable reading material for you to enjoy as you snuggle up.

There are miles of beaches to walk in and around Kennebunkport. Even in the winter, you will enjoy the endless spread of pristine sand, the white pounding surf and the sights of people walking dogs, flying kites, running and walking. Going to the beach in the winter is an adventure for those who enjoy seeing what the winter sea storms have washed ashore, discovering shells that have come from halfway across the ocean!

Staying in the Kennebunks also offers the winter visitor the opportunity to enjoy a drive along the rugged Maine coastline without having to battle the traffic that clogs scenic Route 1 in Spring and Summer. Maine has dozens of lighthouses along its rocky coastline and attracts many visitors ; Kennebunk is home to the Goat Island lighthouse, the last manned lighthouse in Maine and the next to the last to be automated in the United States. There are at least a half a dozen more within a short driving distance of Kennebunkport.

For those who prefer to enjoy the rich culture of this historic town, a stroll along the village streets will be to your liking. There are scenic walking tracks, dozens of cozy boutiques to browse and many fine art galleries to enjoy. The gallery “Home and Away” is the only one of its type along the New England coast and offers visitors a multi-cultural experience in one location. Scattered throughout the village are places to buy steaming lattes, cocoa and herbal teas to enjoy while taking in the wonder of seemingly stepping back to the 1800’s.

After a day of total rejuvenation and being invigorated by the crisp winter air, you will want to enjoy dinner at one of the famous eateries that Kennebunkport offers.  You can enjoy delicious seafood at The Breakwater Inn and Spa’s own, Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Stripers features local seafood on the water with a sunset view of the river and ocean, private beach and a waterside bar.  You can enjoy a drink and an appetizer in one of  their adirondack chairs on their lawn, or go inside for a great meal with plenty of options for those who prefer an alternative to seafood.

For those desiring to enjoy a formal dining experience, there is only one choice. The White Barn Restaurant ( offers a genuine gourmet experience in New England’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star award winning restaurant. The finest of dining cuisine is served in two fully restored mid-1800’s barns that offer crisp white linens, candlelight and floor to ceiling windows. Service is impeccable and meals are prepared with finesse, using only the finest of ingredients.

So, are you ready now for that getaway weekend or mid-week escape? Are you longing for the opportunity to explore another world for just a day or two? Kennebunkport is within easy reach of anywhere in New England and offers enough variety to meet the individual needs of each and every visitor. Go on, jump on the internet or make that call for your reservations today and then start looking forward to the spectacular rugged coast, the foaming surf, the crackling fires, and being pampered at some of the finest of accommodations and dining experiences in New England.

36 Hours in Kennebunkport

July 20, 2009 by seoworks  
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July 2005 36 Hours in Kennebunkport

There’s more to Kennebunkport than pricey shops and hordes of George and Barbara Bush watchers gawking through binoculars at their Walker’s Point compound.

Exploring by foot, bike and boat reveals this old coastal town’s enduring charms. It has been a seasonal destination since the end of the last Ice Age, when Indians fished there and hunted on coastal plains. Europeans later fished the region’s rich waters, and the area was incorporated by Massachusetts as Cape Porpus in 1653. In the early 1800’s, shipbuilding boomed on the Kennebunk River, and by the late 1800’s, well-heeled summer people were building grand cottages along Ocean Avenue. Their descendants tend to keep to themselves, but you can occasionally glimpse them as they dismount large S.U.V.’s for an early morning tennis match or a round of golf.

1) Drinks, Roses and Sea Spray 4 p.m.
What better way to get into the Kennebunkport mood than by having a late-afternoon gin and tonic? You can order one at the venerable Colony Hotel (140 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-3331), a sprawling, white early 20th-century affair, and stake out a table on the poolside terrace to savor the breeze, the perennial beds and the sweeping views of ocean. Afterward, skip stones on Colony Beach and watch fishermen on the jetty. Then wander down Ocean Avenue, which follows the Kennebunk River and winds around the rocky shore, where wild rugosa roses bloom in profusion above crashing surf. If wind and tide are right, look for spectacular plumes of sea spray at Blowing Cave and Spouting Rock.

2) A Fancy Fish Shack 7 p.m.
Stripers Waterside Restaurant – at the Breakwater Inn & Hotel (131-133 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-5333) and formerly called Stripers Fish Shack – serves seafood so fresh it doesn’t need to be sauced to death. Start with a Pimm’s Cup No. 1 ($6.50) and a half-dozen oysters (market price) and proceed to a grilled halibut steak ($22.50) served with “mushy peas” (fresh peas lightly mashed with cream and mint) and Stripers fries. With windows that overlook the Atlantic and the Kennebunk River, and a well-groomed crowd in khakis, it feels more like a nice sun porch than a shack.

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Kennebunkport warms Maine-lovers year round

July 20, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Maine

Seagulls circle the deserted beach. A biting wind blows over Walker’s Point, the Bush family’s compound and retreat.

But leave it to innovative Mainers to turn the coldest month of the year into the most romantic. In Kennebunkport, ”February Is for Lovers.” Next month, inns and other businesses in the historic seaside town will offer attractions for lovers of all ages and at all stages of romance.

Vince Thelin, owner of the Rockin’ Horse Stables, has been at the reins of his sleighs and carriages during countless marriage proposals, giving blanket-bundled visitors a postcard-perfect ride. Weather permitting, on Valentine’s Day weekend, Rockin’ Horse Stables offers horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Kennebunkport. Visitors to Thelin’s farm and stables on Arundel Road also can opt for an old-fashioned sleigh ride that ends with hot chocolate and a tour of the 100-year-old barn.

Those who prefer to stroll with their sweetie will find Kennebunkport a perfect place for walking. The Kennebunkport Historical Society publishes a brochure of walking tours, but many visitors prefer simply to wander through downtown, a national Historic District. Examples of Greek Revival, Colonial, Federal, and gingerbready Victorian architecture show the evolution of the village. In neighboring Kennebunk, the Wedding Cake House at 104 Summer St. is an unusual, maybe even unique, example of late Federal architecture, thickly frosted with Gothic embellishments. Legend has it the original, straightforward hipped-roof brick home, constructed by shipbuilder George W. Bourne in 1826, was soon thereafter garnished with pinnacles, crenellated battlements, elaborate fretwork, and other fripperies. Bourne himself did all the carvings, says the legend, while he was away at sea and pining for the bride he had left before he had a chance to eat his wedding cake.

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Kennebunkport Beach Walks

July 17, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunk Beaches Maine | Kennebunkport Getaways

Cooled by ocean breezes, is a trio of beaches that comprise the area known as Kennebunk Beach…

They stretch along Beach Avenue from the breakwater at the mouth of the Kennebunk River to Lord’s Point for 1 1/2 miles. Sidewalks extend the whole way for those interested in combining exercise and people watching. At the northern end, Gooch’s Beach, at 3346 feet long, is the largest stretch of talcum powder sand and waves…

  • Gooch’s Beach
  • Mothers Beach

Gooch’s Beach
A busy beach, Gooch’s has room for beachcombers, castle builders, body surfers, sun seekers, swimmers and skim boarders. If you walk to the north end, you can watch the parade of commercial and pleasure boats going past the jetty at the mouth of the Kennebunk River. Gooch’s Beach is the place to go when the weather worsens and the surf gets too rough for swimmers but is ideal for intrepid surfers. At most other times, it is great for swimming or catching rides on waves. Portable bathrooms are available.

Gooch’s Beach is located on Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 and 35. On-street parking alongside any of the Kennebunk beaches is by permit only from June 15 to September 15 during the day from 9 AM to 5 PM. Beach parking permits for non-residents cost $5 for the day, $15 for the week and $30 for the season. Vehicles longer than 18′ may require additional fees. They are available at the town offices at routes 1 and 35 during the week, at the police station in the same building and at the Chamber of Commerce in Lower Village.

During the season, no animals are allowed on the beach from 9 AM to 5 PM; dogs must be on leashes at other times, and “pooper-scooper” laws are always in effect. No alcohol is allowed at any time. There are lifeguards and public restrooms from July through Labor Day.While visitors are welcome, a permit to park at the beach is required. Day and seasonal passes are easily available at the Chamber of Commerce, your local lodging establishment, the Kennebunk Police Station and Kennebunk Town Hall.
Or… simply catch the trolley and ask to be dropped off at the beach.

Mothers Beach
Tucked in a sheltered cove at the southern end is Mother’s Beach, a perfect sand beach, which is the smallest of the Kennebunk Beaches, at 750 feet. With a playground right on the beach and gentle waves, it is a popular choice for families with youngsters. Lifeguards are on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM at Mother’s and Gooch’s beaches. No food is available, but the stores of Lower Village are about a half mile away.

Mother’s Beach is located on the west end of Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 and 35. On-street parking alongside any of the Kennebunk beaches is by permit only from June 15 to September 15 during the day from 9 AM to 5 PM. Beach parking permits for non-residents cost $5 for the day, $15 for the week and $30 for the season. Vehicles longer than 18′ may require additional fees. They are available at the town offices at routes 1 and 35 during the week, at the police station in the same building and at the Chamber of Commerce in Lower Village. During the season, no animals are allowed on the beach from 9 AM to 5 PM; dogs must be on leashes at other times, and “pooper-scooper” laws are always in effect. No alcohol is allowed at any time. Or… simply catch the trolley and ask to be dropped off at the beach.

The Seashore Trolley Museum – Kennebunkport

July 13, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport Attractions | The Seashore Trolley Museum

Experience American transport history in action… Take a ride on the classic Seashore Trolley through our beautiful Maine countryside.

Celebrating it’s 68th year of operation, The Seashore Trolley Museum was founded in 1939, with one open trolley car, #31 from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad. Today, the collection contains over 250 transit vehicles, most of them trolleys, from all over the United States, Canada, and many other countries. The Seashore Trolley Museum is the oldest, and largest electric railway museum in the world.

Ride by rail through the Maine countryside aboard one of the restored early 1900’s electric streetcars. Witness the sights and sounds of a very important bygone era in American transportation history. Learn how streetcars moved the people who built our major cities, and how they helped develop the suburbs surrounding them.

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The Brick Store Museum

July 13, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Museum

Kennebunkport Maine | The Brick Store Museum

Be inspired by tall tales of early settlement and trading ships, or classic memorabilia from a bygone era…

The Brick Store Museum encompasses much of the history of Kennebunkport Maine as visitors from across the country and around the globe have discovered. Whether you are inspired by tall tales of early settlement, trading ships or classic antique pieces from a bygone era or memorabilia of life styles in the region, The Brick Store Museum is the ideal starting point as you explore Kennebunkport.

Founded in 1936 by Edith Cleaves Barry, The Brick Store was a dry store inherited from her great-grandfather William Lord, a wealthy local businessman and renowned sea Captain. Completed in 1852, the original Brick Store is the centre of the Museum’s Main Street complex which also incorporates five other historical buildings housing over 70,000 pieces concerning the history of the Kennebunks. Focussed on preserving the regional Kennebunkport history, the Museum offers a remarkable insight into the development of the village.

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Dock Square Shopping

July 13, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Shopping Maine

Kennebunkport Maine | Shopping and Souvenirs

From Dock Square to Cape Porpoise, you’re sure to find great local gifts and souvenirs from coastal Maine.

A little retail therapy in Kennebunkport and the region… Dock Square is the focal point for shopping in Kennebunkport.
The village of Kennebunkport offers a multitude of fine shops and art galleries to browse through.

See the finest hand made jewelery by local craftsmen, browse through the bookshops or capture the spirit of times past with primitive furniture and accessories including wrought iron, pottery, print, lamps and rag rugs. There are locally made toys for the little ones and hand stitched quilts can be a perfect gift or reminder of your visit to Kennebunkport.

In addition, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants where you can sit back, relax over your latte or peppermint tea and just watch the world go leisurely by.

For more seclusion we suggest Parson’s Beach and Goose Rocks Beach. Stroll along Parson’s Way, a path that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, to Walker’s Point, former President Bush’s Summer home. Shopping enthusiasts will also want to spend time at the discount shops in Freeport, home to world-famous L.L.Bean and to numerous retail outlets…less than an hour from Kennebunkport.

Kennebunkport Art Galleries

July 8, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Maine | Art Galleries

See local Kennebunkport and international artistic works…

Kennebunkport and the Maine Coast abound with many fine Art Galleries featuring local and world renowned artists. Below are a select few to browse around during your stay:

Scott Bundy Galleries
Located at 127 Ocean Avenue in The Breakwater Inn & Spa block.

The Scott Bundy Gallery features a diverse collection, ranging from American Tonalist, to European Impressionist and Chinese Figurative Oil Paintings. The Gallery also offers museum quality stone sculpture from Africa & delightful ceramics. Open during the season and by appointment.

The Mast Cove Gallery
Located on Maine Street, Kennebunkport

Twenty-five years ago Mast Cove Galleries was begun with twelve artists. Today, with over one hundred artists, it is Maine’s largest privately owned group gallery.

Come join us for the many exciting events we have planned to celebrate our Twenty-Fifth Season! Also, visit us for our exciting jazz and blues series on nearly every Wednesday evening. Call for times. 207-967-3453.

The Gallery on Chase Hill
Located at 10 Chase Hill Road
Lower Village, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
207 967 0049

Located in Kennebunkport, Maine; The Gallery on Chase Hill & Maine Art Gallery, feature an unsurpassed selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many of Maine and New England’s most notable artists. Maine Art Gallery also houses a full service Custom Picture Framing facility.

River Tree Arts
35 Western Avenue
Suite 100 Kennebunkprt ME 04043
207 967 9120

River Tree Arts is a not-for-profit arts organization that works to provide its Southern Maine community with access, connection and opportunity for appreciation, education, and participation in the arts. They hold exhibitions throughout the year ranging from tapestry through to painting & sculpture.

Kennebunkport Antiques

July 7, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennbunkport Maine Antiques

Kennebunkport Maine | Antiques

It is not mere age which determines the value of antiques. Discover your forgotten treasure in Kennebunkport…

A real antique must mainly be of high quality, but should also enjoy artistic merit and demand.
Whether you are an aficionado or new to “the hunt” there are a myriad of antique shops on Coastal Route 1 in Southern Maine to explore.
Here are a select few to begin with:

J.J. Keating
A full array of antique and reproductions, as well as estate auctions.
Open 9-5 Tue.-Sat., 12-5 Sun., Closed Mon.

Antique Kennebunkport
A 5000-square-foot antiques center displaying 18- and 19-century country furniture and related material. Also Oriental rugs and 19th- and 20th-century painting. Open 7 days, 10-5. Closed Jan., Feb., and Mar.

Antiques on Nine
10,000 square feet of American and European furniture, paintings, decorative items, quilts, architectural elements, and garden accessories. Dealers welcome. Open 9-5:30 (later in summer), 7 days.

The Farm
Beautifully displayed large stock of English and American 18th- and 19-century formal and country furniture; Oriental and English porcelain including large selection of antique lamps, boxes, brass and accessories. Open 10-4, Closed Wed.

Douglas N. Harding
4500 square feet of old and rare books, fine bindings, maps, and prints. Open 7 days, 9-5; 9-9 July & August.

MacDougall-Gionet Antiques & Assoc.
A 60-dealer antiques center offering a wide range of period antiques. A barn full of formal and country furniture and appropriate smalls. 30 years at the same location. Open 9-5, 6 days. Closed Mon.

Wells Union Antique Center
Nine individually owned shops with 15 dealers carrying a wide range of country, formal, American, English, and Continental furniture, paintings, and accessories. Also garden, architectural, glass, china, jewelry, and collectibles. Dealers, decorators, and collectors welcome. Open 7 days.

Kenneth & Ida Manko
Offering a very choice stock of country and rustic furniture, paintings, and folk art for the advanced collector, dealer, and decorator. The finest 19th-century weathervane selection in New England. Usually open 9-5, 7 days, May thru Oct., by appt. in winter.

R. Jorgensen
Eleven extensive showrooms of fine period antique, formal and country, American, British Isles, French, and Scandinavian, furniture and accessories. Open 10-5, Closed Wed.

Cranberry Hill
A general line of antiques and accessories in as found condition. Specializing in custom lighting, lamp repair, mounting, and a vast selection of shades. Open 9:30-5, Closed Tues.

The York Antiques Gallery
A quality multiple dealer shop offering a diversified selection of merchandise with an emphasis on American country furniture and accessories displayed in a renovated 3-story barn. Open 10-5, 7 days.

Folk art, garden furniture, and unusual objects. Open anytime by chance or appt.

M.S. Carter
Country furniture and decorative accessories, old woodworking tools, samplers, pottery, and apothecary items. Open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., Closed Sun.

Ed Weissman
17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century American furniture. Accessories from the 15th century. An appt. is always advisable.

Antiques & A.R.T.
Period furniture both formal and country, paintings, architectural objects, and decorative accessories. Open 10-5, Tues.-Sat., Apr.-Dec., by chance or appt. Jan.-Mar.

* Note : Even though most shops are open year-round, the hours listed are seasonal (spring through fall), and it would be best to call for special times or an appointment to avoid disappointment, especially during winter months .

Visit the Maine Antiques Dealers Association website for further information on dealers.

Kennebunkport Gym

July 7, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Gym & Fitness Centre

Kennebunkport Maine | Gym and Fitness Centre

At the Breakwater’s Gym & Fitness Studio, you can get fit, have fun and enjoy the water view

If you appreciate the finer things in life, you belong at The Breakwater fitness facility… Residential guest or local, this is the place to workout in Kennebunkport.

The Breakwater offers more than just a comprehensively equipped fitness facility featuring the latest in treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and strength training machines…

The environment boasts style all the way, but in an intimate and highly personal manner. No loud instructors, booming beats or crowds… Just you, and your fitness regime.

Whilst you are pounding the treadmill, pushing through that last hill or cooling down, take in the bold ocean views of the magnificent Kennebunkport Maine coastline.

And as you complete your fitness workout, how about a well-deserved bite at the Spa Café. Designed to compliment the healthy lifestyle our spa promotes, the Spa Menu offers health conscious selections that will delight and satisfy. For those on a special diet, the Spa Cafe Menu provides calorie information for all the delicious selections offered. Maybe to finish, perhaps a café latte, skim milk of course…

The Breakwater Inn & Spa fitness facility is open every day from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm, slightly shorter hours in Winter and we offer an equally warm welcome to Members, Lodging Guests and Day Visitors.

For more information click here

Kennebunkport Churches & Religion

July 7, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Maine | Churches & Chapels

Kennebunkport Maine has a range of churches & chapels which display the historical importance they held during the development of the Kennebunkport Maine area.

Kennebunkport has a long history of religion with churches that reflect the historical importance of religion at the time. With controversial activities and churches being burnt down, Kennebunkport churches are a great way to step back in time to admire the beauty and history of these religious buildings.

Church On The Cape
3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise
The first church was erected in 1727 on the corner where Route 9 swings into the Mills Road. However after 30 years of service the western part of the town along the river has increased in population faster than the cape so calls were made to relocate the church to a more central position. It was opposed and the church was burnt down. Read on about the history of this church by visiting the Church on the Cape website.
First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport
141 North Street Kennebunkport, ME 04046
This church history started in 1732 when Kennebunkport was known as Arundel and part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Since then, the church was burned, rebuilt near its present location, and later moved to where it now stands. Read more about this churches history by visiting the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport website.
St David’s Episcopal Church
138 York Street
Kennebunk Maine 04043
207 985 3073
Saint David’s Episcopal Church is a young parish in an old New England community which was first settled in 1650. While there are several summer chapels in the area, Saint David’s is the first year-round Episcopal Church in the Kennebunk area. Read about the history by visiting St David’s Episcopal Church website.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
7 Portland Road Route 1 Kennebunk, ME
South Congregational Church
Temple Street
Franciscan Monastery
Beach Street, Lower Village

St. Ann’s by the Sea (July & August)
Ocean Avenue

Trinity Chapel (July & August)
Kennebunk Beach

Village Baptist Church
6 Maine Street

Sea Road Advent Christian Church
140 Sea Road, Kennebunk Maine 04043

Maine Maritime Museum Kennebunkport

July 7, 2009 by seoworks  
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Maine Maritime Museum | Kennebunkport Attractions & Things To Do

Discover our Maine maritime heritage…

Whether you love maritime art, wooden vessels, historic buildings on the Kennebunk River waterfront, or you’d just like to experience the challenges of life at sea … Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to relive Maine’s maritime past.

In addition to many scheduled programs including school activities, lectures, boat cruises and more, the Museum offers visitors first-hand looks at thousands of historic maritime artifacts, many of them unique to our collections. Visitors of all ages and interests will enjoy our wide variety of exhibits.

Discover more about the Maine Maritime Museum, just over an hour from Kennebunkport.

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude in Maine

July 1, 2009 by seoworks  
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Christmas in Maine celebrating with the Kennebunkport community…

Early December every year

Each year the business community and locals recreate the spirit and joy of the Christmas Season for the Annual Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude.

This is an ideal time to visit Kennebunkport and warm up to the spirit of Christmas…crisp fresh snow, warm log fires and a nip in the air. There are Christmas Tree-lighting ceremonies, carolers aplenty and local Craft festivals, all focused around Dock Square, Kennebunk Village and Cape Porpoise.

The Kennebunkport Business Association and the Historical Society also coordinate a range of events from breakfast to dinner including musical celebrations and specialty food events based on a yearly theme.

For further information visit the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude website

Kennebunks Chocolate Extravaganza

June 29, 2009 by seoworks  
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An anuual fundraiser and ‘not to be missed’ by chocoholics kennebunkport event for a good cause…

The Kennebunk Chocolate Extravaganza has been an annual event since 2001. With free admission and chocolate giveaways it’s the ‘can’t miss’ winter event in Kennebunkport Maine.

Local Kennebunk businesses join in the annual fund raiser donating something chocolate to the event for door prizes or games. Attractions over the years have been 5 foot tall chocolate fountains with dipping strawberries & chocolate coffee.

The event usually runs from noon to four o’clock p.m and is taking place on February 1st in 2012. For more information contact Danie Connolly at 207-985-9999.

Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner Offers

June 28, 2009 by seoworks  
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Christams in Kennebunkport

Special offers, packages and deals will be posted closer to Christmas…

White Barn Inn & Spa Honeymoon Package

June 16, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Honeymoon Packages

For a truly romantic honeymoon experience stay at the White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport is the perfect, year round, romantic seaside Honeymoon destination and the White Barn Inn & Spa is the ideal honeymoon hotel to start to your future together. With a reputation for quality and attention to detail, let them make your honeymoon in Maine a truly memorable experience…Wander arm-in-arm along the beach, explore Kennebunkport’s Dockside Square or just relax in utmost comfort.

Throughout every season, the unique Kennebunkport village on the Maine Coast, retains its charm as a special honeymoon destination… Lots to see and do,… or… just do nothing but relax and enjoy your honeymoon… You deserve this special time together.

This Kennebunkport  Honeymoon in Maine package includes:

  • Luxury Lodging for one evening in a Junior Suite or better
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Breakfast in the morning – room service or downstairs
  • Afternoon Tea in your suite or the lounge
  • A Massage and Bath Combination in your suite
  • A truly memorable romantic honeymoon dinner for two in the renowned White Barn Inn Restaurant – AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star fine dining

Your honeymoon getaway in Maine at The White Barn Inn & Spa… Truly romantic, a memory to last a lifetime, fulfilling all your dreams… Isn’t that what a Honeymoon in Maine is all about?

For more details regarding this remarkable Kennebunkport Hotel, brought to you by Kennebunkport Getaways, click here to visit their web site or continue to browse…

Kennebunkport Golf Courses

June 16, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Maine | Golf Courses

These are the major golf courses in the Kennebunkport, Maine area.

For more information on golf courses in neighboring towns and the larger Kennebunkport Maine area, visit

Tee times can be arranged by our friendly reception team.

Cape Arundel Golf Club, Cape Arundel Course
Award-winning golf course
18 holes over 5,881 yards with a par of 69 (Public)
19 Old River Road,Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-3494
2 miles from center of Kennebunkport.

Webhannet Golf Club,  Webhannet Course
18 holes over 6,010 yards with a par of 71 (Public)
9 Golf Club Dr,Kennebunk, ME 04043-7537
(207) 967-2061
4 miles from center of Kennebunkport.

Why not stay overnight and make a weekend of it? There is plenty of excellent accommodation & lodgings around the Kennebunkport Maine area for you to select from including luxury spa retreats if you have ‘non-playing’ partners.

North Atlantic Blues Festival

June 16, 2009 by seoworks  
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A Maine musical weekend getaway suitable for couples, groups or families…

14 th & 15 th of July 2012 – Break your journey there or back and stay in Kennebunkport.

The North Atlantic Blues Festival, one of the more prestigious festivals on the East Coast will run on 14th & 15th of July 2012. The event will be held at the popular festival site, Harbor Park in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor, two to three hours drive North of Kennebunkport.

Some of the top names in blues music will be featured on the Main Stage. Saturday evening, attendees of legal age will receive a wrist band granting them admission to the eighth Annual NABF Club Crawl Also 3 bands on Main St. for all ages. The club crawl will feature many of the top regional blues performers.

Click here to discover more about the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Maine. Maine Blues Festival.

Dally and Dine in Kennebunkport

April 29, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Vacations | Dally and Dine

There is no better way to spend a weekend or vacation that to spend it dallying around the region during the day and then enjoying evenings of leisurely dining.

There are numerous choices of activities and eateries that are sure to please the preference of every visitor.

You do not need to fly anywhere or drive for endless hours to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Kennebunkport, Maine offers it all and is located just a hundred miles north of Boston and only five hours from New York City. The short distance makes it feasible to come to Kennebunkport, if only to enjoy a day of leisure followed by dinner. At times, just a change of scenery and a few hours to explore a new town is all that is needed to be rejuvenated.

Kennebunkport is a seaside community that has the coastal New England ambiance that one would expect, while also offering an array of diamond star accommodations, endless miles of beaches, eclectic boutiques, art galleries, and museums.

If you love exploring new regions and love the ocean, then you will enjoy spending a day visiting local lighthouses. Kennebunk is home to the Goat Island lighthouse, the last manned lighthouse in Maine, and the next to the last to be automated in the United States. There are at least a half a dozen more within a short driving distance of Kennebunkport.

The majestic Atlantic coastline is best viewed from out on the water, where the visitor can look back at the rugged rocks, and the sights of people walking dogs, flying kites, running and walking along the sand beaches. The region offers numerous excursions which include whale watching, short schooner sailing trips, puffin watches, and sunset cruises.

For those who prefer to enjoy the rich culture of this historic town, a sightseeing tour would be a perfect way to spend the day. The In town Trolley offers 45 minute narrated tours and visits such places as President Bush’s estate, the Franciscan Monastery and Spouting Rock. For a minimal fee, you can purchase a day pass and disembark and board as often as you like throughout the day.

There are also walking tours available. Scattered throughout the village are places to buy steaming lattes, cocoa, and coffee to enjoy while taking in the wonder of seemingly stepping back to the 1600’s. The charm of the quaint brick buildings is not diminished by the 21st Century businesses that dwell within. For those who prefer the more contemporary shopping experience, Dock Square is an excellent place to do outlet shopping. Visitors will not want to bypass the opportunity to enjoy a cone of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, made right in New England.

Many visitors will come to Kennebunkport to enjoy playing golf on one of the many courses in the region. The Cape Arundel Golf Club is favored by former President Bush and offers tee times for visitors and non-members. Webhannet Golf Club is another excellent choice for avid golfers, and is home to regional tournaments.

There are some visitors who desire to enjoy the country setting that surrounds Kennebunkport. A must see is Lightfoot Farms, just outside of town. The farm raises Alpacas, specializing in Peruvian Alpacas. Visitors will enjoy learning about the tradition and rich heritage that accompanies raising alpacas.

Some will define “dallying” as doing nothing more than reading a good book and enjoying time at a Spa. Kennebunkport offers several choices, including The Breakwater Spa and the White Barn Inn & Spa. Going to a spa offers the opportunity to select from an array of services, ranging from facials to massages. Top therapists will do deep muscle massage and relax taunt muscles, stimulate circulation and use premium products that will soften and pamper the skin. Packages and appointments can be tailored to meet your individual desires, all designed to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul!

After a day of total rejuvenation and being invigorated by the fresh New England air, choose to have dinner at one of the famous eateries as the dessert to your day! For those wanting to enjoy some of the fresh seafood that has just come off the docks, your best choice for dinner is at the famous Stripers Seafood Restaurant in Kennebunkport, where the fresh catch is cooked to order. Many visitors to Maine want to have a lobster for dinner, and Stripers in the place in Kennebunkport to enjoy one in authentic surroundings.

For those desiring to enjoy an elegant dining experience, there is only one choice. The White Barn offers dinner served in New England’s only AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant. The finest of dining cuisine is served in two fully restored mid- 1800’s barns that offer crisp white linens, candlelight and floor to ceiling windows. Service is impeccable. Food is prepared with finesse, using only the finest of ingredients. Reservations and jackets are required.

There are numerous opportunities for after dinner entertainment in the region, with the most famous landmark being the Arundel Playhouse. It is a world class theatre with live performances throughout the summer season.

Kennebunkport is the perfect location to spend a day, weekend, or vacation dallying and dining. Choices of accommodations, leisure activities, and dining are plentiful enough to offer something for everyone…begin planning your get away today.

Maine Luxury Spa Getaway – Breakwater Inn & Spa

April 29, 2009 by seoworks  
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Kennebunkport Spas

Indulgent getaway inn spa package offer from The Breakwater Inn & Spa


The Breakwater Inn & Spa has a reputation for chic style and elegance in the Kennebunkport region. They are now offering their Special Winter Spa Package available Sunday through Thursday.

Enjoy your perfect winter escape by booking a King bedded room at the romantic Maine Coast and enjoy our Special Winter Spa Package which includes:

  • One night’s luxury lodging in a Spa King, Spa King Suite or Waterside Cottage.
  • Scrumptious continental breakfast & afternoon tea served daily
  • $ 100 Service Credit to the Breakwater Spa!

So what better way to surprise and spoil your partner with a luxury spa getaway to the stunning area of Kennebunkport. For further details and costings of this offer please visit The Breakwater Inn & Spa website.