Finding Perfect Sunsets in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport may face east, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great spots to watch the sun set, and after a few stunning sunsets recently, the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages shares the inside scoop on where to catch perfect sunsets during your getaway to Kennebunkport!

So now that the weather is warm, it’s time pop the cork on your favorite bottle of wine and snuggle into your favorite sweatshirt as you watch a glowing sunset in the ocean breeze.  Now, since Kennebunkport sits on a peninsula, the truth is that you can see a gorgeous sunset from almost anywhere (the wraparound porch is a pretty great spot too, I might add!), but here are my current top five viewing spots:

  • St. Ann’s Episcopal Church – Regardless of your denomination, St. Ann’s sits on prime real estate.  Overlooking
    A springtime sunset from the Kennebunkport bridge!
    A springtime sunset from the Kennebunkport bridge!

    the Atlantic, you can see all the way down the Southern Maine Coastline, and the spit of land it sits on sticks far enough out that you can  glimpse the sun setting over water.

  • The Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Bridge – with calm water and incredible colors, this spot can’t be beat.
  • The Gooch’s Beach Jetty – if you can’t get into St. Ann’s at least you will be able to see it!  The jetty is so peaceful and catches the most incredible breezes, a must for a hot night.
  • Cape Porpoise Pier – watch the lobster boats come in and smell dinner cooking at Pier77 and the Ramp or the fish sizzling at Cape Pier Chowder House.  The view of Goat Island is incredible in the fading light – even if the sunset lies at your back.
  • Spouting Rock – be careful, you might get wet!  Spouting Rock really does spray.  From here, revel in the evening surf, the sun setting over St. Ann’s and all of Kennebunkport.

So after enjoying the scenery, head back to your Kennebunkport bed and breakfast and listen to the horse drawn carriage clop by the Maine Stay Inn.


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