Kennebunkport is a coastal town in southern Maine. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. It is known for its shopping, atmosphere, and for providing access to Maine breaches. The Bush family, including two United States presidents, often visit their compound on nearby Walker's Point.
The center of Kennebunkport is designed to accommodate the pedestrian. Sidewalks are spacious, crosswalks are common, and window-shopping is encouraged.
There is little opportunity to move between nearby towns via foot. Sidewalks end just outside the city centers. Roads can be poorly lit at night. In the wintertime, snow can limit the space on the side of the roads to the point where one must walk in traffic.
Pedestrians found walking along the wrong side of the road (the right-hand side, with traffic) may be stopped and corrected by police. They will not be ticketed.
During the primary tourist season (June through August), congestion in Kennebunkport can be severe. It may take ten minutes to go from one side of downtown Kennebunkport to the other - a length of approximately three hundred meters. Off-season, this trip will take about fifteen seconds.
Outside of the Dock Square area, traffic is negligible at any time of year.
To park alongside one of the local beaches requires a permit. These can be purchased at the Kennebunk or Kennebunkport town halls or police stations. Their numbers are limited. As of 2010, they cost $10 for a day pass.
There are many places to park within a short walking distance of the beach, sometimes directly across the street, such that a permit is not required. Oftentimes these 'spaces' are at the edge of the road. They are of dubious legality, but are tolerated.
Permits are not required between September 15th and June 15th.
Cars are not allowed on the beach between 11PM and 6AM, year round.
Beaches - the primary draw of the region is its beach access. Kennebunkport is home to a number of public or publicly-accessible beaches. These include Kennebunk Beach, Gooch's Beach, Mother's Beach, and Parson's Beach. (All are shared with Kennebunk)
The Franciscan Monastery, 28 Beach Ave.  Year round, sunrise to sunset. Includes a place of worship, maintained grounds, and paths that follow the course of the harbor and afford fabulous views of the ships at anchor.
The Kennebunkport History Center, 125 North St., Phone: +1 207 967-2751. Year round. Tu-F 10AM-4PM. Maintained by The Kennebunkport Historical Society.
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Phone: +1 207 967-2712, . Daily mid May-Oct 10AM-5PM. Museum displays and rides, including the opportunity to operate a streetcar yourself (with guidance, of course). Adults $8, children (6-16) $5.50.
Port Tavern & Grille Steakhouse, One Dock Square, Phone: +1 207 967-2621, .
Stripers Waterside Restaurant, 127 Ocean Avenue (at The Breakwater Inn & Spa), Phone: +1 207 967-5333, .
The White Barn Inn Restaurant, 37 Beach Road, Phone: +1 207 967-2321, (fax: +1 207-967-1100, email: mailto:email@example.com), . The only AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star Restaurant north of New York City. Menu changes daily, four course, fixed price from $91.00 per person plus wines.
White Barn Inn & Spa, 37 Beach Avenue, +1 207 967-2321, (Fax: +1 207 967-1100), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, . Luxury classical Maine Inn with AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star restaurant. Rooms cost approx $230 - $430 per night.
The Yachtsman Lodge and Marina, Ocean Avenue, +1 207 967-2511, . Waterfront lodging in the heart of Kennebunkport, all inn-style rooms have a nautical theme. Marina dockage available.
Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, 34 Maine Street, (800) 950-2117, Email: email@example.com, . The main house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offer year round guest lodging. Families welcome in the private cottages. Rooms cost approx $229 - $319 per night.
The Captain Lord Mansion, 6 Pleasant Street, (800) 522-3141, (Fax: 207 967-3172), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, . Rooms from $199 - $399. AAA 4 Diamond bed and breakfast with spa attached. Some suites have acuzzi tubs and heated floors, fireplaces.
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