Standing today in all their preserved glory as inns and hotels along the coastline.

Welcome to Kennebunkport

Popular summer destination with seaside appeal
Renowned for its luxurious hotels, fine dining restaurants, desirable weather, and ample beach recreation, Kennebunkport is a quintessential New England enclave for luxurious coastal getaways. A long-time epicenter for shipbuilding and fishing, sea captains built the town’s early mansions, many standing today in all their preserved glory as inns and hotels along the coastline, architectural relics of the past.
Kennebunkport is a year-round destination. Locals enjoy endless beaching, shopping, and golfing. At its center, Dock Square teems with coastal charm. Here, you can explore souvenir shops, seafood restaurants, and a dazzling harbor. A portrait of historical charm and inimitable craftsmanship, homes run the gamut from shingle-style to Greek revivals and cottages.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking art galleries, world-class shopping, and charming eateries in Dock Square
  • Everything waterfront living has to offer with ample coastline to explore
  • Gorgeous scenery and ample convenient amenities

Local Lifestyle

Outdoor activities, plenty of art, history, and shopping await you in Kennebunkport, where local businesses are tucked inside architecturally significant period buildings, and an influx of visitors flock in yearly for a taste of its treasure.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is the quintessential shoppers’ paradise, with charming boutiques and gift shops, galleries filled with handcrafted works of art, and book stores. Stop into The Clam Shack for fried seafood, sandwiches, and lobster rolls served to-go. Have a love for good fragrances? You’re in luck. A visit to Sea Love is sure to fill you with awe over the various scented candles sold in-store or make your own. Be sure to stop at the charming Daytrip Society, where you can browse a curated selection of gifts.

Kennebunkport’s fishing harbor Village, Cape Porpoise, offers plenty to visitors and locals. View lobster boats from the windows as you savor your meal in the upscale Pier 77. Below,  The Ramp Bar & Grill serves up delicious fish and chips, onion strings, and steamed mussels with dessert and beer.
At the Tides Beach Club Restaurant at nearby Goose Rocks Beach, diners are treated to creative ocean-inspired cuisine. A luxurious dining room with oceanfront views piques your appetite at Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn

Things to Do

The holiday season starts with Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude, where you’ll find a lineup of holiday fun spanning ten days with caroling, tree-lighting, shopping with treats and colorful parades, a fireworks show, and holiday craft fairs.
Explore the bustling downtown streets of Dock Square on the shores of the Kennebunk River, enticing with window shopping, poolside lounging, fine dining, or wandering from one gallery to another. 
Celebrate all things Kennebunkport at the vibrant Kennebunkport Festival brimming with galas, private dinners, parties, and so much more. Here, you’ll also find Walker Point, the summer home of the Bush family for more than a century, which is known to have welcomed various worldwide dignitaries.

Plan a staycation with a reservation of the luxe rooms at The Colony Hotel, a historic inn highly renowned for its organic gardens and heated saltwater pool, or explore the beauty of St. Ann’s by-the-Sea, a quintessential seaside chapel with gorgeous surroundings. Don’t miss the Rugosa Lobster Tours with your whole family as you enjoy one of the top-rated boat excursions in Maine.

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Overview for Kennebunkport, ME

1,402 people live in Kennebunkport, where the median age is 56.1 and the average individual income is $77,991. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Kennebunkport, ME

Kennebunkport has 639 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kennebunkport do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,402 people call Kennebunkport home. The population density is 470.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Kennebunkport Consolidated School
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