Welcome to Downtown Kennebunkport, ME

Your Maine for All Seasons

"Your Maine for All Seasons"

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A little about Kennebunkport

Welcome to the pristine seaside communities of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport , and Arundel, – also known as the "Kennebunks." Recapture childhood memories of sun-drenched days spent at the beach. Renew your sense of adventure by cruising out of Cape Porpoise on a working lobster boat, fly-fishing on the Mousam River or hitting the many biking and hiking trails in the Kennebunks. Spend a day exploring shops and restaurants. Let our small-town community spirit become part of the fabric of your life – for a day or for a lifetime.

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The history of Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport was first incorporated in 1663 as Cape Porpus, subject to the government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Maine was admitted to the Union in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise). Due to Indian depredations, the town was depopulated by 1689, and not resettled by Europeans again until the early 18th century. The town was renamed Arundel, and the town center located inland at Burbank Hill. In 1821 the town was renamed again, this time to Kennebunkport in response to its economy becoming one of shipbuilding and trade along the Kennebunk River. By the 1870s the town had developed as a popular summer destination, with both hotels and homes constructed along its coastline. Cape Arundel, Cape Porpoise, and Beachwood (now called Goose Rocks) were some of the early summer colonies; although Cape Porpoise was, and still is, a working fishing harbor. Many tourists still travel from across the country today to walk through downtown Kennebunkport.

Contact Information

16 Water St
Kennebunkport, Maine

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Businesses in Kennebunkport, Maine

Here is a collection of downtown Kennebunkport, Maine businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Santora Fine Art


The artwork of Expressionist animal artist Carol Santora


The Gallery on Chase Hill


A showplace for original artwork


An Ocean House


A large oceanfront vacation home


Captain Fairfield Inn


A blend of historic and bold-modern styling


Captain Jefferds Inn


A luxurious inn located in the heart of the historic district


Cottages at Cabot Cove


Whimsically intimate nightly accommodations


Waldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast


A colonial style inn listed on the National Register


Seashore Trolley Museum

Museums / Attractions

World's oldest and largest electric railway museum


On the Marsh Dining


Voted One of the Top Ten Restaurants in Maine


Perfecto's Caffe


We strive to serve perfect coffee and perfect food with a smile


Sebago Brewing Company


Come visit one of Maine's favorite brewpubs!


Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike


Bikes, kayaks, SUP and gear


Harbor Adventures


Kayak and biking tours


Aquaholics Surf Shop


Share the stoke. Sounds cliche, but really...





Dock Square Clothiers


Specializing in natural fiber clothing


Flaherty Imports


Specializing in handknit sweaters


Hurlbutt Designs


Fine Home Furnishings & Interior Design


Next Generation


A Children's Shop nestled in the heart of Dock Square


Sea Glass Jewelry Studio


We specialize in hand crafted, natural sea glass jewelry


The Old House Parts Co.


A treasure trove of architectural salvage