Kennebunks

WELCOME TO KENNEBUNKS

 
A summer hot spot, this stunning waterfront community features pristine sandy beaches and historic charm.
 
 
Rich in history and tradition, the Kennebunks are one of the most popular summer destination hotspots on the Eastern Seaboard and offer arts, architecture, antiques, shopping, fine dining, boating, and more. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, hiking, historic, tree-lined streets, and early architecture.

 


 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE

Year-round Kennebunk residents (over 25,000) have strong roots in their community. Here you’ll find everything from working fishing villages to world-class restaurants. Originally a shipbuilding settlement, the Kennebunks have evolved into one of the most popular destinations for tourists and summer residents.
 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

 

Alisson's is a popular gathering place for locals with a casual family atmosphere, serving simple seafood fare for over 40 years.  Order the clam chowder, one of the restaurant’s specialties.  


If you’re looking for another restaurant with rich history, check out Federal Jacks, an award-winning restaurant and brewery built on the site where, in their heyday, Kennebunk’s historic 19th-century shipyards built schooners for use around the world.


Are you looking for a cold beverage with some delicious food?  Batson River Brewing and Distillery has been serving batch cocktails and homebrews to Kennebunks residents for the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. 


For a more refined dining experience, you will have no trouble enjoying the fantastic food and beverage offerings at White Barn Inn and The Boathouse.

 
 

THINGS TO DO

 

For a relaxing day by the sea, visit one of the many beaches that line the coast, from Gooch’s Beach to Middle Beach to Mother’s Beach and Parsons Beach.  All locations offer plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.  


If you are more interested in exploring the plants and wildlife that the Kennebunks have to offer, visit the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline, this refuge center is home to hundreds of migratory birds and plant and animal species found only within the sanctuary.


Book a ticket with the Maine Foodie Tour, where residents and tourists can choose from various options, from lunchtime tours or furry-friend tours. This Portland favorite takes you through a culinary trip of the town while also highlighting the area’s rich history. If you enjoy snacking while learning a bit of local history, this tour is perfect for you!


Speaking of food, if you are more interested in learning about Maine’s most famous crustaceans, check out a Lobster Boat Tour! Guests learn everything they need to know about lobsters, like telling if one lobster will make a good meal and how to pull up traps. Finally, take a stroll down to the historic Dock Square with beautiful shops, restaurants, and sunsets!
 

SCHOOLS

Students from Kennebunks belong to Regional School District 21. The schools in RSU 21 include:
 
  • Kennebunk Elementary School
  • Sea Road School
  • Middle School of the Kennebunks
  • Kennebunk High School
  • Mildred L. Day School
  • Kennebunkport Consolidated School

 

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