Where Can You Have a Sunset Dinner in Kennebunkport?

After a truly gorgeous day like today, many people wanted to know where they can have dinner and watch the sunset in Kennebunkport.  The truth is, that with ocean all around Kennebunkport, the skies are

Tonight's sunset over the Nott House and Village Baptist Church
Tonight’s sunset over the Nott House and Village Baptist Church

stunning everywhere.  Looking down Maine Street from the Maine Stay Inn, you can see picture perfect sunsets.

But that’s not exactly what most folks had in mind for this evening, especially as we had lots of anniversaries being celebrated this weekend.  So here are some restaurants with stellar water views that are ideal for watching the sun set.  Now, since Kennebunkport is located on the Atlantic Ocean, you’re not going to see the sun set directly over the water (you’ll need the Pacific for that), but you will see spectacularly colored skies and you won’t need sunglasses to drink in the view!  So if you’re looking for a great spot, you might consider Pier 77 Restaurant, located in Cape Porpoise.  Overlooking Cape Porpoise Harbor, Goat Island Lighthouse, and the vast Atlantic, you can watch the sun set over still waters and lobster boats moored for the night.  Looking for something a little more casual (and walking distance to the Maine Stay), you might consider Tia’s Topside.  It’s got great views of the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport bridge and its beautiful inlet (if you follow us on Facebook, you know how much I love sunsets over the bridge!).  And if you’re looking for something a little more intimate, the river views from the Hurricane Restaurant are excellent, and since it is located a short stroll from our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, that means that you can toast your special occasion without worrying about hopping the car afterwards.  But one of my most favorite Kennebunkport restaurants for sunset views is Stripers.  And best of all, the cuisine is absolutely just as good as the views!  The truth is, though, that there are lots of great places to enjoy a sunset meal in Kennebunkport, and anyone at the Maine Stay Inn is happy to help you figure out the spot that’s right for you!

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