Local Points of Interest

Beaches: Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach and Mother's Beach (Beach Avenue, off Routes 9 & 35)
These long, wide sandy beaches are the perfect place to walk, sun yourself, play in the surf, look for sand dollars or just enjoy the sight of the waves rolling into shore. The string of beaches, some sandy, some rocky, that stretch along Beach Avenue from Gooch's Beach past Lord's Point are all connected by sidewalks — a feature that makes this great stretch of seaside a favorite with walkers and joggers.

You can drive to the beach and park, or you can take the trolley and leave your car behind. However, parking permits are required to park at the beach. Day, weekly and seasonal passes are available at the Town Hall.

Kennebunk's beaches are dog-friendly. Please view the Dog Advisory Committee's page for important information, including the "Welcome Dogs on Kennebunk Beaches" brochure.

Fireworks are held on July 4th at the beach. There are lifeguards at Gooch's Beach and Mother's Beach from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Brick Store Museum

The museum functions as the art and history center of the Kennebunks and the Southern Maine area. Dedicated to exhibiting educational and exhilarating stories through the scope of local people and places, the Museum keeps a schedule of rotating exhibitions in six galleries throughout the year. The Museum is located at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk.

Eastern Trail
The Eastern trail is a 65 mile section of the East Coast Greenway, a transportation-recreation greenway connecting Kittery in southernmost Maine to Casco Bay in South Portland! The Eastern Trail is both a trail and a vision and has a growing span of off-road sections, as well as a scenic on-road trail that mostly follows quiet country roads. Experienced bike riders and hikers can enjoy a beautiful journey from South Portland's Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery's Piscataqua River.

Farmers' Market

Visit the Kennebunk Farmers' Market, located in the Garden Street Parking Lot in Downtown Kennebunk, just off Main Street (Route 1) and right next to Reigning Cats & Dogs.

Kennebunk Land Trust Properties

The Kennebunk Land Trust was founded in 1972 to preserve and protect significant natural spaces in the Kennebunk/Arundel region. As one of Southern Maine's oldest working land trusts, the Trust has preserved over 3,400 acres of forest, fields and waterways, including 1,600 acres of the Kennebunk Plains. 

Museum in the Streets

A heritage discovery trail within the community, where the streets themselves become the museum. The series of 25 panels that makes up the tour, includes rare photographs, documents and records of Kennebunk's history, and invites people to discover our unique story at their own pace, over the course of an afternoon or several return visits. This program been adopted in many communities in Maine, New England and most recently in France. Learn more!

The Wedding Cake House
Called the "most photographed house in the state" of Maine, the Wedding Cake House, known formally as the George W. Bourne House, is an historic house located at 104 Summer Street in Kennebunk, Maine.