Visit wonderful Kennebunkport, Maine | News

Are you looking for a nice way to spend these last days of summer? Consider visiting Kennebunkport, Maine. Located about 90 minutes from the coast, the seaside village is a treat for those looking for the quintessential Maine coastal experience.

Kennebunkport’s charming downtown features shops, cafes and views of boats in the harbor. The town is very walkable and has some great beaches and driving.

Gooch’s Beach and Goose Rocks are popular sites. Maine’s beaches are rocky and more suitable for walking and exploring than sunbathing. There are public access points to both beaches, although parking can be a challenge on weekends.

Stunning homes and captivating ocean views vie for your attention along Ocean Avenue. The winding road bends around bends, each revealing a new view of the coastline and the incredible work of landscape professionals.

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on Ocean Avenue is a great find. There is no charge for parking at the property; Simply bring a lawn chair and enjoy the views.

The church was built of stone in 1892, and has been in continuous use as a summer chapel ever since. The 25 stained glass windows date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and each is a work of art. The columbarium and gardens are open for exploration, and the well-appointed grounds overlook Colony Beach and the Gulf of Maine.

The Bush family’s summer residence is located a little further down Ocean Avenue. Pulldown available to see the house at a distance. The anchor of the Windward Memorial to George H. W. Bush recognizes the special place Maine held for the 41st president. The Bush family still frequents the complex.

If the sea air has whetted your appetite, consider a classic Maine lobster roll at Mabel’s Lobster Claw. Away from the main road, the little restaurant serves perfectly buttered and grilled rolls with a generous amount of lobster and just the right amount of mayonnaise.

Serving the same recipes since 1953, dining on the front porch of the bayside establishment is a treat for any summer outing.

On your way home, be sure to stop by Snug Harbor Farm in nearby Kennebunk. Located on Western Avenue, the nursery and garden store has an unassuming facade, but don’t let that fool you. Stop by and explore all the barns, greenhouses and curated shops and see the many unique garden decorations.

We were surprised to discover their collection of pigeons, peacocks and chickens. Their ground pots and signature lava balls are everywhere. Now we know why Martha Stewart is so interested in this place.

Take your time and absorb all the handcrafted art and pottery. The collection of rare plants is widely known, especially its carefully crafted succulents and topiary plants.

With the summer crowds over and the weather still warm, consider a trip to Kennebunkport and enjoy a little Maine Beach magic.

(tags for translation) Wilmington

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