Restaurants

Dock Square/Lower Village - Dinner

Old Vines Wine Bar
Rustic-chic bistro in a converted barn offering small plates, cocktails & wine. Outdoor patio with live music.
173 Port Rd (207-967-2310)

Batson River Tasting Room
Craft brewery and distillery serving cocktails and small bites. Outdoor fire.

Arundel Wharf
Lots of fun for happy hour or a casual dinner overlooking the Kennebunk River.
The outdoor bar is the best place for pre-sunset cocktails.
43 Ocean Avenue (207-967-3444)

Pearl Oyster Bar
Oysters, raw bar, small plates
27 Western Ave (207-204-0860 )

Hurricane
Center of Dock Square, seafood, steaks, and pasta
29 Dock Square (207-967-9111)

The Burleigh (at the Kennebunkport Inn)
Small plates, craft cocktails, and live entertainment
1 Dock Square (207-967-2621)

Ports of Italy
Homemade pasta with local ingredients
4 Western Ave (207) 204 0365

Mabel’s Lobster Claw
Must try the lobster roll, chowder, and blueberry pie!
Reservations are recommended as it gets crowded.
124 Ocean Avenue (207-967-2562)

Pedros
Authentic Mexican food and great margaritas!
181 Port Road (207-967-5544)

The White Barn Inn Restaurant
Award winning restaurant housed in a restored barn next to the White Barn Inn.
Reservations necessary. Jacket required.
37 Beach Avenue (207-967-2321)

Earth at Hidden Pond
“Farm-to-fork” restaurant with organic farm where produce is picked daily. Reservations necessary.
354 Goose Rocks Road (207-967-6550)

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Dock Square/Lower Village - Breakfast / Lunch


Mornings in Paris
European-style café with outdoor seating
21 Western Avenue, Kennebunk (207-204-0032)

All Day Breakfast
55 Western Avenue, Kennebunk (207-967-5132)

Old Salt's Pantry
Breakfast sandwiches and lobster rolls to go!
Ocean Avenue in Dock Square. (207-967-4966)

Musette
A great new favorite from chef Jonathan Cartwright.  Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. BYOB.
Reservations recommended for dinner.
2 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise (207-204-0707) 

Clam Shack
Emily’s favorite lobster roll & fried clams!
The Dock Square Bridge (207-967-3321)

Bars

Federal Jacks Brewpub (Home of Shipyard Brewery)
Large top deck restaurant/bar serving cocktails, excellent microbrew beers and a full menu.
8 Western Avenue (207-967-4322)  

The Spirit of Massachusetts - Schooner Bar
Grab a drink on the 125-foot schooner docked on the Kennebunk River (across from the Clam Shack).
4 Western Ave

Old Vines Wine Bar
(see above)

Pedros (see above)

The Burleigh (see above)

Treats 

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream: 6 Spring Street (207-251-6866)
Satellite Doughnuts: 6 Spring Street (207) 502-7909. 

Shopping

You will find many shops and local small businesses walking around Dock Square.
The list of favorites is endless. If you drive, you may also want to visit:

Antiques on Nine: 81 Western Avenue, Kennebunk

 Hurlbutt Designs: 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk

Dannah’s: 123 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport

Beaches

Parsons Beach
Wide open, beautiful beach that is surrounded by protected land. From Dock Square head west on Route 9 / Western Avenue into Kennebunk. Go ~2.5 miles. After crossing a small bridge over the Mousam River take your first left onto Parson's Beach Road (you will see a sign for Riverhurst Farm on the corner). Parking is available along parts of Parson's Beach Road on the way in and alternatively across Route 9. Parking is limited so carpooling is a good idea.

The Colony Beach in Kennebunkport
Convenient but small beach located just across Ocean Avenue from The Colony Hotel.
Parking onsite and no parking sticker needed.

Kennebunk Beaches
As you exit Kennebunkport heading west toward Kennebunk; take a left a the first traffic light onto Beach Rd. Follow the road ~1.0 mile to arrive at the beginning of a series of three beaches that stretch along Beach Avenue. The first is Gooch's Beach which is crowded and attracts lots of day trippers. The second, a long rocky beach, is usually fairly empty. The third, Mother's Beach, is popular with summer residents and good for swimming and kids. A parking pass is needed to park along Beach Avenue which makes parking at the first two beaches difficult. Parking is easier near Mother's Beach.

Goose Rocks Beach
~9 miles from Dock Square - a favorite beach with protected shoreline and sand bars.

Activities

Bike Rentals
Kennebunkport Bicycle: 34 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport. (207 967 7382)

Aquaholics Surf Shop & Paddle Boarding

Surf lessons, surfboard & paddle board rentals. The shop also offers beach chairs and umbrellas to rent as well.
166 Port Road (207-967-8650)

Harbor Village Scooter Rentals
Scooters are available to rent for 24 hours or by the hour (with a two hour minimum).
Located at the corner of Route 35and Route 9 (207-967-8760)

Parson’s Way Trail
A cliff walk starting directly across the street from the Colony Hotel and following around
the shorefront of Cape Arundel to St. Ann’s Church, Spouting Rock, Blowing Cave and Walker’s Point.

Kayak Rentals
Guided tours to nearby Cape Porpoise, the Kennebunk River, Mousam River, and Casco Bay.
Tours are approximately 3 hours in length.
8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk. (207-967-6065)
 
Sea Kayak
Kayak rentals and tours of Cape Porpoise and Kennebunk including Goat Island Lighthouse and other attractions.
(207-712-5755) 

Kylie’s Chance Scenic Lobster Tour
Tour 1.5 hour scenic cruise departs from dock next to bridge and the Clam Shack.
4 Western Avenue (207-967-5507)

First Chance Whale Watch
~4.5 hours, the scenic cruise will leave from Kennebunkport to the feeding grounds of Finbacks, Humbacks, Minke’s,
the rare Blue Whale and the endangered Right Whale.
4 Western Avenue (207-967-5507)

Golf

The following golf courses are open to the public:

Cape Arundel Golf Course, 19 River Road (207 967-3494)
Webhannet Golf Club, 26 Golf Club Drive (207-967-2061)
Dutch Elm Golf Course, 5 Brimstone Road (207-282-9850)
Hillcrest Golf - Driving Range and Mini Par 3, 71 Western Avenue (207 967-4661)

Spas

Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique
31 Western Avenue, Kennebunk. (207 967-2259)

The Spa at Rivers Edge
83 Portland Road Kennebunk. (207-985-3400)