Five Reasons to Visit Kennebunkport Maine in September

I know many of you have heard me say September is a great month to come to Kennebunkport. Weather is still good, restaurants are still open and it’s not nearly as busy as it is during the summer months.

In order to motivate you further, we’ve got five great reasons to visit in September:

1.  Kennebunkport has some amazing restaurants.  If lobster is your thing, Nunan’s is the quintessential lobster shack in Cape Porpoise.  Owned by two lobstermen and their wives, the lobster is always fresh and the prices are really good.  They don’t take reservations, but well worth any wait to dine here.  We also have some wonderful farm-to-table restaurants.  Bandaloop is our personal favorite.  Casual and eclectic with great food and a 10 minute walk from the Inn.  Like ice cream?  Check out Rococo’s in Dock Square.  She makes her artisanal ice cream fresh on the premises using organic ingredients.  The flavors sound crazy, but she lets you sample them to get the one’s you like best!

2.  Golf at the Historic Cape Arundel Golf Course.  The 1802 House lies along the 15th fairway of this short, but challenging course.

3. Golf not your thing? Spend some time stretched out on the sand at Kennebunkport’s Goose Rocks Beach and soak up that end of summer sunshine. We have beach chairs, towels and umbrella’s for your use. We also have a couple of spa packages that will help you unwind and relax. Need we say more?

4. Did I mention that the crowds have dwindled so getting here, getting around and doing things is a lot easier? Come and spend some time wandering the many shops, antique stores and galleries without being overrun by the masses.

5.  Get out on the water.  There are plenty of ways to enjoy the river and ocean in Kennebunkport.  Kayak and paddle board rentals (and instructions) available rom Coastal Maine Kayak in Dock Square.  For those that want to sit back and let someone else do the work, choose from one of the boating excursions available.  Join Captain Bob and his crew on the Rugosa for a lobstering experience.  Work your way along the coast pulling lobster traps and learning about this important Maine industry.  Want to just sit back and enjoy some time on the water?  The  Schooner Eleanor was hand built by Captain Rich who sails three times a day (weather permitting).

So come and visit – we’ve got you covered on things to do!