Property at a Glance: Ocean Woods Resort
Ocean Woods Resort is just a 10-minute walk from the 3-mile-long Goose Rocks Beach. The beach’s soft sands and calm, shallow waters make it especially good for swimming and sunbathing; stroll to the western end to marvel at marine life in rocky tidal pools. The resort will lend you everything you’ll need for a classic day at the beach: towels, chairs, umbrellas, and even a beach wagon to help transport it all.
- Feast on fresh Maine lobster at Goose Rocks Pub, opening June 25. There’s also a full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails.
- Free perks: continental breakfast and WiFi
- Beyond the beach: Take a swim the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Rent bicycles, kayaks and canoes to explore coastal Maine.
- Distance from Kennebunkport: 5 miles
Kennebunkport, Maine: Coastal Village Lined with Centuries-Old Homes
Situated on the southern coast of Maine, Kennebunkport is more than 300 years old, with many homes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the town is notable for being a summer destination for the well-heeled, including former president George H. W. Bush. Take a trolley ride to get a nice view of both Kennebunkport and its neighbor Kennebunk, as well as the coastline and a handful of beaches.
Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is lined with art galleries, bookstores, and restaurants housed in classic New England clapboard buildings. Nearby, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge stretches along 50 miles of coastline and acts as a sanctuary for migratory birds and runaway teen marine biologists. The refuge features nature trails that wind past a variety of habitats, including estuaries, salt marshes, and boreal forest.