New England beach towns

Best Beaches on the Maine Coast

Every day at least one guest at our Maine coast bed and breakfast asks which are the best beaches in the area, and that is never a question I can answer!  The problem is simple – there are lots, and they are all lovely!  But fortunately, each is “best” for something.  So here’s my attempt at explaining them and why they are so excellent: Colony Beach: Less than a half mile from the inn, this beach is definitely walkable.  It’s ideal for that car-less… Read More

A Gorgeous Day In Kennebunkport

At daybreak this morning, Kennebunkport was cloaked in a bit of fog, clouds, and even some light rain – not exactly ideal  for a day at the beach! But much to everyone’s delight, by the time breakfast was over, the weather had completely changed, with intense summer sun and bright cloudless skies. It certainly makes one wonder how is it exactly that the weathermen can get the forecast wrong so often… But when it was as beautiful as today, you certainly couldn’t worry about for… Read More

An Afternoon at the Beach in Kennebunkport Maine

Although the day’s forecast looked a little questionable this morning, today turned out to be an absolutely incredible one in Kennebunkport Maine, so we headed to beach.  Beaches, actually! With truly stellar weather this Memorial Day Weekend, it just seemed appropriate to visit as many as possible. The ocean could be something that you might take for granted when living in vacationland, but any time you check out a new cove or secret spot it feels entirely new! So this afternoon, we headed… Read More

A Beach Picnic in Kennebunkport

Because the beaches in Kennebunkport are so beautiful, one of my favorite things to do is to pack a delicious meal and enjoy a beach picnic!  And for that very reason, I often recommend the idea to folks visiting the area.  Often, though, it’s they who request location suggestions or places to pick up tasty treats.  My go to spot for a beach picnic in Kennebunkport is the glorious stretch of sand along Gooch’s beach.  Speckled with benches along the path bordering… Read More

Summer Has Arrived in Kennebunkport Maine!

Thank goodness we decided to install the air conditioning units in our Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast this week, because we sure needed them today!  After some passing thunderstorms overnight last night, we all awoke to bright blue skies and warm temps.  And as the day progressed, the thermometer soared into the high 80s, sending folks flocking to the water.  Thank goodness it’s just a stone’s throw away!  But honestly, today was a reminder of just how glorious a Maine Summer Vacation… Read More

A Maine Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, that means that it is summer vacation time, and there’s no better place to enjoy a Maine summer vacation that in Kennebunkport!  Now you may think that I am a little biased towards this charming town, but the truth is that I’m “from away” and have explored just about every coastal vacation area in New England and after all of that travel, there’s a reason I landed in Kennebunkport.  Okay, more than a few… Read More

New England Bed and Breakfasts Receive the “Red Chair”

Many of you know that the Maine Stay Inn has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a very special visitor – the traveling red chair.  It began its journey on Cape Cod, and has since traveled to many New England Bed and Breakfasts, experiencing iconic destinations throughout the region.  Over the past few months, it has spent three or four days at a time relaxing at B&Bs throughout the area.  As the hosts of the red chair, we have just a few… Read More

A Day at the Beach in Kennebunkport Maine

Yesterday was another spectacular summer day in Kennebunkport Maine, so I headed to the beach – something that you can take for granted when living in vacationland.  But I soaked up every moment!  With the selection of incredible beaches in the area, it can be difficult to select which beach to spend the day at – or perhaps you’ll split the attention between a few.  Gooch’s, Mother’s, and Middle Beaches allow you to easily walk between three very different feeling stretches of… Read More