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Things to do in Kennebunkport Maine


Our charming Kennebunkport hotel is located just steps from the heart of town and less than a mile from Kennebunk Beach. As one of the most celebrated coastal villages in Maine, Kennebunkport is home to outstanding dining venues, unique shops, top golf courses, art galleries and museums.

From King’s Port Inn, guests can easily walk to dozens of award-winning restaurants known for delicious local seafood. The town center, Dock Square, is also a four-minute stroll from our doorstep.

From shopping to fine dining to sailing, there’s truly something for everyone in Kennebunkport. History buffs can tour the homes of sea captains and shipbuilders in the village’s historic district. Nature lovers can head out to sea for a whale watching excursion or kayaking expedition. Antique collectors can find one-of-a-kind treasures in our boutique stores.

Head a few miles up the coast to see Cape Porpoise, a classic Maine fishing village with a stunning view of Goat Island Lighthouse. A couple minutes further is beautiful Goose Rocks Beach – voted one of the top beaches in Maine by The Guardian.

No visit is complete without a walk down Ocean Avenue to view the famous Spouting Rock, sweeping ocean vistas and President George Bush's summer home – Walker’s Point.

Whether you’re visiting Kennebunkport for business or pleasure, the best of Maine is at your fingertips from King’s Port Inn.

Local Attractions

First Chance Whale Watch & Scenic Lobster Cruise
Dock Square – Town center Kennebunkport
Kennebunk Beach – Sandy beach with playground
In-Town Trolley Tour
Walker's Point – Scenic summer home of Bush Sr.
Cape Arundel Golf Course – Linke-style course designed by Walter Travis
Blowing Cave – Scenic point where rocks spout ocean water up to 30-feet high
Trolley Museum
Kittery Outlet Area (45-min. drive)
L.L. Bean Flagship Store (45-min. drive)

Closest Airports

Portland International Jetport (30-min. drive)
Manchester Airport – New Hampshire (1.5-hour drive)
Boston Logan Airport (1.5-hour drive)

Recommended Local Dining

Ryan’s Corner House – Lunch/Dinner, open seasonally
Federal Jack’s Brewpub - Lunch/Dinner & Sunday Brunch. Entertainment Friday & Saturday nights
Alisson’s Restaurant – Lunch/Dinner
Hurricane Restaurant – Lunch/Dinner, open seasonally
The Clam Shack – Lunch/Dinner
All Day Breakfast – Breakfast/Lunch served until 2pm
Mable's Lobster Claw – Lunch/Dinner
On the Marsh – Upscale dinner
Bandaloop – Dinner, locally sourced organic cuisine
Nunan’s Lobster Hut – Dinner/Lunch
White Barn Inn – Dinner, 5-star dining

Visiting in the winter? Don’t miss our Christmas Prelude Festival the first and second weekend of December.

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