Adventure

Day Trip to Kennebunkport's Cape Porpoise

Visitors to Kennebunkport love the hustle and bustle of this seaside town's narrow streets, its small but vibrant restaurant scene, and the beauty of the Maine coast. Our boutique hotel, Captain Fairfield Inn, is a short walk from Kennebunkport's Dock Square, and the perfect home base for your Maine vacation. Once you've unpacked your bags and eaten the requisite lobster roll, we recommend you take a short drive out to Cape Porpoise, a charming village about three miles from downtown KPT. Once you're there, check out a few of our favorite spots for maximum relaxation:

Top Spots in Cape Porpoise

The Ramp | 77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport | (207) 967-8500

We love this casual restaurant for its walls laden with sports memorabilia, the water views of Cape Porpoise Harbor, and of course, the fresh seafood. Open for lunch and dinner, The Ramp specializes in classic Maine seafood dishes like fish and chips, clam chowder, and lobster rolls. The rest of the menu has global influences, with a Greek mezze plate that is perfect for sharing and chicken taquitos, a holdover from former chef and owner Pete Morency. 

Goose Rocks Beach | Kings Highway, Kennebunkport | (207) 967-0857

This beach is the main attraction of serene Cape Porpoise, with its three miles of white sand and calm waves. Spend the afternoon here and be sure to bring everything you'll need, as there are no facilities at the beach. Parking can be tight and requires a permit, but one is available at the front desk of the Captain Fairfield Inn, along with beach chairs and towels.

Tides Beach Club | 254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport | (207) 967-3757 

Stop into the bar of this cheery inn for a drink after a day in the sun. Relax on the patio with one of the specialty cocktails, like a refreshing Timber Point Cooler, a mix of gin, Aperol, lime juice, and cucumber, or a local beer like the Hidden Cove IPA. Should you need some sustenance after playing in the water, a bucket of french fries with Sriracha mayo or some local oysters on the half shell should tide you over.