Planning Your Maine Vacation

Now that spring is officially here, it is definitely time to start planning your Maine Vacation.  Although today’s highs topped out in the mid-thirties (don’t worry, this is way below normal for this time of year), the daffodils are beginning to sprout and buds on the bare trees

Kennebunkport Maine Vacation
Perfect for a day at the beach!

are growing thicker.  Spring is comin’ and summer isn’t far behind!  And with New England in the midst of a cold spell, there’s no better time than the present to organize your Maine Vacation to Kennebunkport Maine.  Mother Nature will just have to follow suit!

Frankly, I am a firm believer in the four months of summer in Kennebunkport Maine – June, July, August, and September.  Each month is truly unique, but equally spectacular.  June is probably the most relaxed of the summer months, as the kids aren’t out of school and the beaches are quiet.  Everything is open (although that happens right about now), but the restaurants and shops aren’t in “summer mode” yet, meaning everyone is just a little more at ease.  Although the water temps might be a little cooler that I would like, the weather is perfect for sunbathing (slathered with SPF 30, of course!), beach walks, and oceanside bike rides.  Plus, you can enjoy the new Shoulder Season rates at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.  With rooms starting at just $169 per night, you just can’t miss out!

In my eyes, July is all about July 4th weekend, because it seems to last all month long!  You’ll find families frolicking on the beaches in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Maine, enjoying every second of their Maine Vacation.  In June, dogs dot the beaches at dusk, but in July you’ll find couples enjoying a sunset picnic or abandoned sandcastles.  The water’s warm and begging for a dip, but instead of a midday beach nap, enjoy a schooner ride and the chance to see Kennebunkport Maine from another vantage point.  Plus, you can still work on your tan!

August is pretty similar, but, with even warmer ocean temperatures, you’ll likely see lots of actual swimming, and more prune-like children than before.  Searching for some solitude?  Try a romantic dinner while sitting on the jetty or the bridge at Parson’s beach. Truthfully, though, my perfect afternoon on a Maine Vacation is curling up in a hammock with a gripping book and watching other guests play bocce ball.

And while I try not to play favorites, September is really my favorite month in Kennebunkport Maine.  It’s the forgotten month of summer, perfect for one last Maine Vacation, when the water’s the warmest, the beaches are free of abandoned sand toys, and the skies are blue and clear.  Towards the end of the month you might even be treated to a spectacular photo-op – the fall colors and the ocean in the same frame. Absolutely gorgeous!

But before I forget, during all four months of Kennebunkport’s summer, you will enjoy the perks of spending your Maine Vacation at the Kennebunkport Maine Stay – complimentary parking passes (to the Kennebunk beaches), gourmet breakfast daily, afternoon teatime with refreshing beverages and yummy snacks, beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  If your inner child (or real live children) is hankering for some fun in the sun, guests are out Kennebunkport bed and breakfast can enjoy complimentary boogie boards or sand toys.  Let’s banish winter for good and start planning your Maine Vacation – Mother Nature can’t be too far behind!

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