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Images of Dock Square, Kennebunkport’s Village Center

Art Galleries along Ocean Avenue

You'll pass by several art and antique galleries along Ocean Avenue as you head towards Dock Square.

When I am looking around online at various Kennebunkport attractions, they are often described as being in or near Dock Square.  But if I wasn’t familiar with Kennebunkport, I would have no idea what this means.  Perhaps because it is mentioned so many times, I might eventually guess it has some significance within this Maine coast destination.

Dock Square is considered to be the center of Kennebunkport.  Located on the Kennebunk River (about one mile upstream from where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean), it’s a hub both on water and on land (well, as much of a hub as you can get in a small Maine village).  It’s home to numerous restaurants, boutiques, antique and art galleries, ice cream shops and a small provisioning market.

I’ve posted some photos and descriptions of what you might see walking from Captain Fairfield Inn, our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, to Dock Square, and then through Dock Square, over the Kennebunk River and into Lower Village Kennebunk. If you are walking directly, it takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Inn to the monument in the center; if you’re meandering, who knows… These photos were taken on a recent sunny Autumn Saturday afternoon, and even though we’ve taken this walk so many times before, we had a lovely time.

Horse-drawn Carriage

This horse-drawn carriage from Rockin' Horse Stables is the perfect way to enjoy a tour of Kennebunkport's historic neighborhoods.

Aunt Marie's ice cream and other Ocean Avenue shops

Aunt Marie's and other storefronts, just before Ocean Ave comes into the Square.

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

Dock Square, Kennebunkport, looking west.

Austin's Alley

Austin's Alley is home to a small group of shops just off of Dock Square.

Kennebunkport Shops on the Water

Some Kennebunkport shops are on the water (literally).

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

Dock Square, Kennebunkport, looking south.

Kennebunk River from the bridge

Looking down the Kennebunk River from the bridge.

First Chance Whale Watch

A kayaker looks on as a First Chance Whale Watch boat docks.

The Clam Shack

The Clam Shack, winner of the Travel Channel's "Food Wars" for best Maine Lobster Roll.

The perfect spot for a mid-walk respite

On the other side of the bridge is Lower Village Kennebunk and this perfect spot for a mid-walk respite.

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