Area Guide

Here in the Kennebunks we have many options to offer whether it is the beaches, shopping, restaurants or water sports rentals.  Take advantage of some of what the area has to offer.

Kennebunkport Dock Square Restaurants and Dining:

• 95 Ocean at Nonantum – 95 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-4050
• Admiral’s Table 41 Turbats Creek Road, 207-967-5457
• Alisson’s Restaurant – 11 Dock Square, 207-967-4841
• Arundel Wharf – 43 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-3444
• Bandaloop – 2 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-4994
• David’s KPT – 21 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-8225
• Hurricanes – 29 Dock Square, 207-967-9111
• Mabel’s Lobster Claw – 124 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-2562
• One Dock Prime – One Dock Square, 207-967-2621

Cape Porpoise & Goose Rocks Restaurants and Dining:

• Cape Pier Chowder House – 79 Pier Road, 207-967-0123
• Earth at Hidden Pond – 354 Goose Rocks Road, 207-967-9050
• Goose Rocks Pub at Ocean Woods Resort, 71 Dyke Road, 207-967-9128
• Lucas on 9 – Rt 9, 207-967-0039
• Nunan’s Lobster Hut – 9 Mills Road, 207-967-4362
• Pier 77/The Ramp Bar – 77 Pier Road, 207-967-8500
• Tides Beach Club Restaurant – 254 Kings Highway, 207-967-3757
• Wayfarer Restaurant – 2 Pier Road, 207-967-8961

Kennebunk Restaurants and Dining:

• 50 Local – 50 Main Street, 207-985-0850
• Academe – 45 Main Street, 207-985-3351
• All Day Breakfast – 55 Western Avenue, 207-967-5132
• Atlantic Pizza – 8 Western Avenue, #21 207-967-0033
• Clam Shack –2 Western Avenue, 207-967-3321
• Duffy’s Tavern & Grill – 4 Main Street, 207-985-0050
• Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brewpub – 8 Western Avenue, 207-967-4322
• Dairy Queen – 1 High Street, 207-985-3050
• Dunkin’ Donuts – Route 1, 207-985-7439
• Mekhong Thai Restaurant – 35 Western Avenue, 207-967-8827
• Mei Le Wah Chinese – 60 Portland Road, 207-985-4981
• Old Vines Wine Bar – 173 Port Road, 207-967-2310
• On The Marsh Restaurant – 46 Western Avenue, 207-967-2299
• Pedros – 181 Port Road, 207-967-5544
• Pilot House Restaurant – 4 Western Avenue, 207-967-9961
• Ports of Italy – 4 Western Avenue, 207-204-0365
• Ryans Corner House Irish Pub – 17 Western Avenue, 207-967-3564
• Sebago Brewing Co.– 65 Portland Road, 207-985-9855
• Stripers Waterside Restaurant – 127 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-5333
• Table – 27 Western Avenue, 207-967 2211
• The White Barn Inn – 37 Beach Avenue, 207-967-2321
• Tia’s Topside – 12 Western Avenue, 207-967-8821

Kennebunk Beaches:

Gooch’s Beach
Largest part of Kennebunk Beach, along Beach Avenue, with talcum powder sand. Often referred to as “Kennebunk Beach.” Parking sticker required, available at Town Hall. No snack bar. Portable toilets. Lifeguards.

Middle Beach
Rocky section of Kennebunk Beach between Mother’s and Gooch’s with pretty black stones. Sticker also required.

Mother’s Beach
Short sandy section of perfect sand beach which is well protected. Playground. Stickers required, available at Town Hall. No facilities. Lifeguard on duty.

Kennebunkport Beaches:

Colony Beach At the mouth of the Kennebunk River lies this 150-foot beach. Limited parking. No lifeguard.

Cleaves Cove Beach – Secluded and scenic beach off Ocean Avenue. No parking. No facilities. No lifeguards.

Goose Rocks Beach – Very soft sand, great for walking. Scenic and beautiful. Parking sticker required or trolley access. No facilities or lifeguard.

Lighthouse, Sunset and River Tours, Charters:

• Striker Charters – Located at The Boathouse on Ocean Avenue, 207-590-9093

Kayaking:

• Coastal Maine and Kayak – 8 Western Avenue, 207-967-6065
• Kennebunkport Marina – Boat Launch, Canoe, and Kayak Rentals, 60 Ocean Avenue, 207-967-3411

Lobster Boat Tours:

Rugosa Lobster Boat Tour – Board a classic New England lobster boat for a coastal Maine tour. Cruise out the scenic Kennebunk River, past the Breakwater and Kennebunk Beach. View Walker’ s Point – the Summer White House of President Bush. Watch the captain and his mate haul live lobster traps, while you enjoy views of the stunning shoreline and seaside mansions of Ocean Avenue. Keep your eye open for seals! Also available for sunset cruises and private charters. 207-967-5595.

Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise – Kennebunk 207-967-5507

Schooner Tours:

Pineapple Ketch Sailing Excursions – Beautiful sailboat tour along Kennebunkport shore. Relax and enjoy the scenery or hoist sails and take the helm. Two hour sail along the Southern Maine Coast in Kennebunkport, the tour can be as hands on or as laid back as you would like; haul lines, raise sails, take a turn at the helm or just sit back and take in the beautiful views and fresh ocean air. Departing Daily In-Season from The Nonantum Resort Marina, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport,207-468-7262

The Eleanor Schooner – Two hour sail – Arundel Wharf, Kennebunkport, 207-967-8809

Fishing:

Libreti Rose II Fishing Charter Tours –  Captain Bruce Hebert looks forward to having you, your family, friends, and children of all ages, on board the Libreti Rose II, for a memorable fishing experience. Private fishing charters close to shore designed for the time you have available. The most popular trip is a four hour near shore, for stripers, bluefish and mackerel. They also offer two and three hour trips ideal for families with children. Comfortable seating, great shelter from any elements and private bathroom aboard. Departs daily from the Nonantum Resort Marina, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, 207-432-4349

Striker Charters – Located at The Boathouse on Ocean Avenue, 207-590-9093

Whale Watch:

First Chance Whale Watch – 4 Western Avenue, Kennebunk Lower Village, 207-967-5507

Boat Launch:

• Chicks Marina – Boat Launch, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2782

• Kennebunkport Marina – Boat Launch, Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the River, Kennebunkport, 207-967-3411

History and Museums

• Brick Store Museum – Ship Models, Historic Displays, Rare Antiques, Paintings, Decorative Arts. 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, 207-985-4802.

• Walking Tours of the Kennebunkport – 1-hour Historic walking tours from the Nott House, 207-967-2513 or 207-967-2751

• Kennebunkport Historical Society – 135 North Street, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2751

• Guided Tours of the Kennebunks. In-Town Trolley – 1 Hour Guided Tours of the Kennebunks.

• Kennebunkport’s Bush Family Legacy Museum – White Columns – aka. The Nott House – Greek Revival  House – Open Mid June to Mid-October, $3, Dock Square, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2513 or 207-967-2751

• Seashore Trolley Museum – Largest collection of trolley cars in the world. Countryside rides on historic rides. 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2800

• Ogunquit Museum of American Art – 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, 207-646-4909

• Meeting House Museum – Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, 983 Post Road, Wells, 207-646-4775

• Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum – 58 Fore Street, Portland, 207-828-0814

• Old York Historical Society – 207 York Street, York, 207-363-4974

• Children’s Museum of Maine – Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street, Portland, 207-828-1234

• Children’s Theater of Maine – 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, 207-874-0371

• Portland Concert Association – Dance, opera, musical theater, jazz, & more. – 1-800-639-2707

• Portland Symphony Orchestra – Concerts year round. 30 Myrtle Street, Portland, 207-773-8191

• Portland Museum of Art – 7 Congress Street, Portland, 207-775-6148

• Children’s Museum of Portsmouth – 280 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH, 603-436-3853

• Strawberry Bake Museum – Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH, 603-433-1100

• Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm – 1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of spectacular marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands.  Open year round.  342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells – 207-646-1555 or 207-646-4521

• Wedding Cake House – 104 Summer Street, Route 35, Kennebunk

• Southworth Planetarium – Shows for children and adults including laser concerts. University of Southern Maine’s Science Building, 70 Falmouth Street, Portland, 207-780-4249.