About Dock Square kennebunkport & Kennebunk Lower Village
Kennebunkport and Lower Village of Kennebunk are nestled between the Kennebunk River and the ocean — “the port” being on the east side of the river and Lower Village on the west. Kennebunkport Harbor
On both sides of the river, waterfront buildings steeped in history are the home of fine gift shops, clothing and jewelry boutiques, art galleries and some of the finest restaurants on the Maine Coast.
Picturesque Dock Square, with its monument bursting with colorful flowers from spring through fall and its magnificent fir tree decorated with lobster buoys and thousands of lights for Christmas Prelude, has inspired local and national artist and photographers, as have the river, beaches, historical buildings and our rocky coast. It is the summer home of former President Bush.
“Quiet Side of Kennebunkport” – Two miles east of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is the fishing village of Cape Porpoise. At Cape Porpoise Pier off route 9, you can watch lobstermen unloading their catch and view Goat Island Lighthouse.
Experience the tranquility and enjoy the beauty of this quiet seaside village with its charming shops and galleries, country grocery store, lobster pounds, fish markets and restaurants known for their fabulous fresh seafood.
Following Route 9 east, you’ll find Kennebunkport’s beach – Goose Rocks Beach – located off Dyke Road. This beautiful and pristine three-mile-long beach with sand dunes and wonderful views is a favorite of walkers of all generations. A must visit!
A special place by the sea where history, harmony and hospitality embody the essence of maritime New England.
The area is characterized by alluring, unspoiled beaches, rocky coastlines, hundreds of acres of salt-marsh set aside in nature preserves and historic districts where lovely old Sea Captains’ homes are a tribute to the shipbuilding era that flourished in Kennebunk a century ago.
The area’s quiet charm has attracted many who seek the solitude, beauty and quality of life that Kennebunk has to offer. Easy access to the Interstate facilitates travel South to Boston in approximately one and a half hours. Portland, Maine is half an hour North.
Visit The Wedding Cake House in Kennebunk, one of America’s most famous houses.