While some mark the start of summer with Memorial Day Weekend, the calendar says that summer has officially started with the arrival of the summer solstice, and what a day it was here on the Maine Coast! Absolutely glorious weather, blue skies, and a light salty breeze off the ocean meant that the first official day of summer was a stunner. And now that we can honestly say that summer 2018 is here, there is so much to enjoy here in Kennebunkport Maine!
For some, summer is synonymous with beach time, and Kennebunkport has plenty of that to go around. With sandy beaches, pebble beaches, private coves, and stretches of public sands, you can take your pick of spots to soak in the sun in and around Kennebunkport. So stroll down Ocean Avenue to Colony Beach and dip your toes in the water before dinner, or grab a picnic lunch (and our complimentary beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas) and make a day for fun in the sun along the Kennebunk Beaches – there are so many to explore!
But for others, a vacation to the Maine Coast means enjoying the charming shops and beautiful art galleries that line the streets of this waterfront village. There are no chains to be found here in the port, so you’re sure to find just what you were looking for! With tons of adorable spots to nibble and nosh through town, you can spend a day or more in Dock Square exploring. Grab a coffee at Dock Square Coffeehouse or a sweet pastry at Mornings in Paris, then try the award-winning seafood at The Clam Shack on the bridge.
When the afternoon slump hits (before you head back to the Maine Stay Inn), stop in at Rococo for an ice cream like no other. Inventive flavors and a gelato-like consistency combine to make one of the 10 best ice cream shops in the nation, right here in Kennebunkport! But make sure to leave room for the homemade cookies and freshly brewed ice tea waiting during tea time each afternoon at your boutique Kennebunkport hotel – from 3-5pm each day. With all the options that are available, it is hard to believe that dinner would be just around the corner, but the salt air will surely make you hungry! So stay tuned for more about the best restaurants on the Maine Coast, and happy summer 2018!