Local Attractions

Things to Do in the Kennebunkport Area

Whether it is your annual family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway or just a mid-week escape from Boston or New York, Kennebunk, Maine’s Beach House Inn has something for everyone.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Kennebunk River, The Kennebunks are the crown jewel in the Maine coastline, with a wealth of attractions. Explore pristine beaches extending along the rocky coastline, stroll through the Kennebunkport Village and Dock Square, dine al fresco or browse for antiques. Treat yourself to a day of pampering at the Breakwater Spa. Or you can simply relax and take in the stunning ocean view from your room or a comfy rocker on our wraparound porch.

Below you will find a few of our favorite things to see and do while visiting the Kennebunkport area. If you would like more information, recommendations on other fun activities or assistance with making arrangements, please contact The Beach House Inn and we’ll be happy to help you plan your trip.

Maine Antiques

It is not mere age that determines the value of antiques. A real antique must be of high quality, but should also feature artistic merit and demand. Come and explore the antique shops around Kennebunkport, Maine.

Kennebunkport Shopping

From Dock Square to Cape Porpoise, you are sure to find great fashion, local gifts and souvenirs.

Kennebunkport Brick Store Museum

Take a trip back in time at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunkport. Discover our coastal town’s history, tales of the sea, antique furniture, old toys and much more.

Kennebunkport Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum was founded in 1939 and started with just one open trolley car, the #31 from Biddeford and Saco Railroad. Today it houses over 250 of these fascinating vehicles.

Kennebunkport Golf Courses

Here you will find a list of golf courses in the Kennebunkport, Maine area. You can explore them in order of proximity to downtown Kennebunkport. Award-winning golf courses are included.

Kennebunk Whale Watching

For an unforgettable experience, join a whale-watching trip off the Kennebunkport, Maine coast to the summer feeding grounds of Humpbacks, Minkes and rare Blue Whales.

Kennebunkport Maine Nature Walks

Whether you are interested in woods and wetlands or seashore beaches and rugged coastlines, the Kennebunk, Maine area has fascinating places for you to discover. Enjoy your walk.

Maine Sailing Excursions

The ultimate Kennebunkport experience! Enjoy ‘pineapple hospitality’ while you soak up the sun and salt air on our daily sailing excursions. You are welcome to help haul lines, set sails or take a turn at the helm.

Kennebunkport Gyms

Get fit at The Breakwater Inn & Spa gym while taking in the magnificent water views. Residential guest or local, this is the place to get your workout in Kennebunkport.

Kennebunkport Art Galleries

Maine’s coast around Kennebunkport is renowned for its fine art galleries, featuring local and world-renowned artists. Take time to browse the many artworks on display and perhaps even go home with a gem!

Kennebunkport Maine Shore Walks

The beach walks around the Kennebunkport, Maine shore are definitely the most beautiful and accessible tracks on the Atlantic Seaboard. They offer sensational walking opportunities and are definitely well worth the effort to discover the natural beauty that the shore area offers.

Kennebunkport Beaches

Kennebunk beaches are made up of a charming trio suitable for all ages with Gooch Beach being the largest sandy beach of them all. This one is great for surfing and romantic beachcombers.

Maine Maritime Museum

Whether you love maritime art, wooden vessels, historic buildings on the Kennebunk River waterfront or you’d just like to experience the challenges of life at sea, Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to relive this beautiful state’s maritime past.