Kennebunkport is an astoundingly picturesque town in York County, Maine, United States. 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. On both sides of the river, waterfront buildings steeped in history house fine gift shops, clothing and jewelry boutiques, art galleries and some of the finest restaurants on the Maine Coast. The town is regarded as one of the most romantic vacation areas in the Northeast.
Historically a shipbuilding and fishing village, for well over a century the town has been a popular seaside tourist destination. There are lovely seaside estates along Ocean Avenue and other coastal roads. The famous “Bush Compound” is located on Walker’s Point, a peninsula visible from Ocean Avenue. Summertime is for beaches, water sports and sightseeing. During the fall, Kennebunkport displays her famous New England fall colors.
Jim, Harriet and Erin, owners of Bufflehead Cove Inn, are natives of Maine and Kennebunkport. As natives, we know the secret places… where to kayak for a romantic picnic, how to find a quiet hidden beach, where the sea birds nest in the spring, where to go to see seals, a place to watch lobstermen off load their traps, the best place to see Bald Eagles, Heron, Kingfishers, Gulls and Cormorants (our front porch!) and where to find sand dollars on a beautiful Maine beach. If you need any help with planning your stay in Kennebunkport, please don’t hesitate to tell us what you want and we will be more than happy to help you with any details.
*Bufflehead Cove Inn is closed for the season after the first weekend in November and re-opens in May.