Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, known as the Kennebunks, are two coastal Maine towns full of lobster shacks, stunning architecture, popular beaches, and that rocky shoreline Maine is so well known for. I quickly fell in love with these sweet little towns, read on to see my recommendations for this perfect coastal holiday.
The Inn at English Meadows. A gorgeous greek revival home that has been updated to offer modern amenities, yet keeping the traditional design. The owners, David and Kate, are lovely people. David was an architect, yet they opted to purchase the Inn and live the charming New England life.
They both have a love of art and there are so many unique and beautiful pieces throughout the inn. The living room has a fireplace which is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine after a long day of exploring. Or, weather permitting, you can sit outside in their adirondack chairs and watch the sun go down! Kate is an amazing chef, and every morning the breakfast served is extraordinary. If you are lucky you’ll get some of her homemade scones!
Where to Eat
Earth is a restaurant down at Hidden Pond. A sophisticated farm-to-table restaurant with a decadent ambience. Pair that with the finely prepared food makes it an unforgettable experience.
Recently opened, the chef owns a restaurant in NYC, and decided she also wanted one in the Kennebunks. The food is delicious, and the fresh made cocktails are worth a visit alone.
Salt & Honey ~
This is a perfect little spot for lunch and has a great menu featuring American style favorites with a southern twist.
Tides Beach Club ~
This restaurant sits with in the Tides Beach Club hotel which is located directly on Goose Rocks Beach. They offer some great artisan cocktails and the food offers fresh Maine local favorites!
Things to Do
Take a trip to Cape Porpoise, there are so many photo worthy spots in this scenic little area.
Drive Ocean Avenue. This drive showcases all the beautiful architecture Kennebunkport has to offer. Sprawling cedar shake homes overlooking the ocean, most notably, the Bush compound. Walkers Point juts out off Ocean Avenue and holds the Bush family summer home.
Dockside Square. Within walking distance from English Meadows Inn, Dockside Square is full of art galleries, cafes and local shops. Definitely make time to stop by the Day Trip Society featuring gifts handcrafted by Mainers.
Goose Rocks. A large sandy beach that is great for sunbathing. Or to enjoy the sunset, you can ask Kate for a charcuterie board to enjoy while watching the sun go down. She makes an amazing one!
If you are planning a trip to coastal Maine then the Kennebunks should be at the top of your list while staying at the The Inn at English Meadows.