Kennebunkport is a historic, old-world fishing village located just 90 miles north of Boston. If you’re coming by boat, the latitude and longitude are as follows: 43° 23′ 2″ N / 70° 32′ 43″ W. Kennebunkport’s lower village and Dock Square were originally settled in the 1600s as a shipbuilding hub. Many of the historic inns that surround the area were formerly mansions of wealthy sea captains. A short drive down Ocean Avenue will bring you to Walker’s Point, where you’ll find lovely homes, amazing water views, and of course, the compound of former President Bush. Despite the fact that Kennebunkport has turned into a popular vacation destination, it hasn’t lost its old-world charm. Although you will no longer see shipbuilding in Dock Square, you will find one- of-a-kind boutiques and some of the best restaurants New England can offer.
Some of Maine’s most beautiful beaches can be found in the Kennebunk’s. Last year America Online ranked Kennebunkport as one of the ten best beach towns in the country. Bring the family and come check out the many beaches that Kennebunkport has to offer.
Don’t worry, Kennebunkport is not all about shopping, eating, and relaxing on the beach (but it can be if you want it to). The town also offers museums and galleries, guided tours, musical performances, beautiful parks with biking/walking trails, and whale watches. And Kennebunk is just a short distance from great ski destinations in the winter months.
No matter what you’re looking for, you can find it at Kennebunkport.