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Shopping, Art, Beaches and More in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport – the jewel in the crown of the Maine Coastline – is the ideal place to spend your romantic getaway, mid-week escape, long weekend or family vacation.

Explore Kennebunkport’s premium shopping in Dock Square, stroll arm-in-arm along the Maine coast beaches or discover the rich history of Kennebunkport while browsing locally owned antique shops and art galleries. Tour the docks of Cape Porpoise to see the day’s lobster catch fresh off the boats. Hop aboard one of the Inn’s free bikes and go exploring. Pedal off to Goose Rocks Beach, a secluded, less crowded ribbon of sugary sand, where you can watch seals lounging on the rocks and terns hunting the waters for fish. The History Center of Kennebunkport provides self-guided, walking-tour maps of historic homes, where you’ll marvel at beautifully restored examples of Colonial, Greek Revival, Federal and Victorian architecture.

Below you’ll find more information about top Kennebunkport attractions and fun things to do during your visit to The Breakwater Inn & Spa.

Dock Square

A little retail therapy in Kennebunkport on the Maine Coast… Dock Square is the focal point for shopping in the region. The village of Kennebunkport offers a multitude of fine shops and art galleries to visit.

See the finest hand made jewelry by local craftsmen, walk through the bookstores or capture the spirit of times past with traditional furniture and accessories, including wrought iron, pottery, print, lamps and rag rugs. There are locally made toys for the little ones and hand stitched quilts to make the perfect gift or reminder of your visit to Kennebunkport.

Art Galleries

Kennebunkport and the Maine Coast abound with many fine art galleries, featuring local and world-renowned artists.

Below are a select few to browse during your stay:

Scott Bundy Galleries
127 Ocean Avenue in The Breakwater Inn & Spa Shops.
Visit to learn more.

Chris Becker Gallery
127 Ocean Avenue in The Breakwater Inn & Spa Shops
(207) 967 0069 or visit to learn more.

Mast Cove Galleries
Mast Cove Lane and Maine Street
(207) 967 3453 or visit to learn more.

Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture
10 Chase Hill Road and 14 Western Avenue
(207) 967 2803 or visit to learn more.

Kennebunk Area Beaches

These lovely areas can be found along Beach Avenue from the breakwater at the mouth of the Kennebunk River to Lord’s Point for one and a half miles. Sidewalks extend the whole way for those interested in combining exercise and people watching. At the northern end, Gooch’s Beach, measured at 3346 feet long, is the largest stretch of talcum powder sand and waves.

Gooch’s Beach
A busy beach, Gooch’s has room for tourists, castle builders, body surfers, sun seekers and swimmers. Gooch’s Beach is the place to go when the weather worsens and the surf gets too rough for swimmers, but is ideal for intrepid surfers.

Mother’s Beach
Tucked in a sheltered cove at the southern end is Mother’s Beach. It’s the perfect sand beach, which is the smallest of the Kennebunk Beaches at 750 feet. With a playground right on the beach and gentle waves, it is a popular choice for families with young children.

Parson’s Beach
Out of the way and quiet, with a limited number of parking spaces and facilities to keep the crowds down, this beach is a favorite among nature lovers looking for a quiet shoreline stroll. During your visit, be sure to walk down Parson’s Way, a path that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, to Walker’s Point, former President George H.W. Bush’s summer home.


Marina in Kennebunkport

After a few days of cruising or sailing off the Maine coast, The Yachtsman Marina offers a pleasant and relaxing port of call on the Kennebunk River. While docked at our marina, enjoy complimentary cappuccino, tea and coffee as well as ice. Boaters also have access to bathrooms with showers and outdoor grilling areas.

Seasonal slips are provided from May 15th to October 15th of each year and transient vessel dockage is offered by the day or the week. Due to the popularity of the marina among Kennebunkport boaters, reservations are recommended well in advance.

The Yachtsman Marina’s experienced dockhands are there to assist you, both in and out of the marina, if you wish. Ask them for a hand and they will gladly be there with a warm and welcoming smile.

The Breakwater Inn is located just a short distance for the marina making it a perfect stay for a night or more.

For more information or to make a dockage reservation you can inquire online , call us at (207) 967 2511 or email

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