Luxury holidays in Kennebunkport

The river Kennebunk divides the town of the same name to the south from Kennebunkport, on the north bank where its water spills into the Atlantic. This York County harbor town was settled by seafarers centuries ago, and has held onto much of its original housing stock – clapboarded, porch-fronted, and arranged prettily across broad avenues. Sailors still venture here, but for leisure not livelihood, sustaining the town’s waterfront restaurants, indie cafés and stores.

When to go

There are reasons to visit Kennebunkport year-round – blustery beach walks and cosy inns in winter; for quiet spring days as the sun returns, or the spectacle of fall color… Summer, from June through August, is when you’ll enjoy the finest weather.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The gateway airport for Maine, Portland International Jetport, is a 40-minute drive north from Kennebunkport. To the south, Boston Logan International is around 90 minutes away by road.
  • Automobiles

    From Boston, the I-95 heads north to York County and is picturesque enough to suggest it could be a road trip. From the Maine Turnpike, Kennebunkport is only a few minutes’ drive away.