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Ocean Avenue

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: This scenic drive in Kennebunkport passes by former President George Bush's summer home.
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Don't leave Kennebunkport without driving down Ocean Avenue and enjoying the spectacular scenery as well as the stunning houses. We did it both via car and then another day via bike. Loved the bike trip better since we were able to stop whenever we wanted to take amazing pictures. There are many scenic areas for cars to pull over and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ocean Ave from Dock Square is much more than the shops. If you don't have a car, check out horse and buggy or other means of local transport, depending on the season to take ocean Ave to the end along the coast, past Walkers point and on to Cape Porpoise and Goose Rocks Beach. Its a beautiful and relaxing drive,... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

crowded and parking is a pain...but worth it!! Restaurants very good, a tad touristy, but still losts to see and do. Don't miss the artisan ice cream shop!!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ocean views with classic Maine houses and estates once get out of the commercial area. Maine coast within view much of it and plenty of choices to park the car and take a walk on the beach.

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A must see if your in Kennebunkport. The walk is amazing along the sea with little beaches and benches hidden is some beautiful picturesque spots. The houses that line the Ave are spectacular and offer a wonderful backdrop to the surrounding ocean views. Plenty of placed to rest if your walking. Do be careful of traffic though as it can... More

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Orange, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Perfect combination of quality shops from t-shirts to luxury items. A short walk from the Captain Lord Mansion.

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Malibu, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ocean Avenue takes you through the quaintly commercial area of Kennebunkport, but you can also follow it for a beautiful walk out of town. As in its name, you can see the ocean from many spots, watch the tide rise and fall and get a lovely panorama from the bridge near the town center.

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a nice walk with beautiful vistas and several places to stop and sit and gaze at the ocean. You'll have a great view of Walker Island and if you're lucky the Bush family will be in residence.

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful to walk the avenue and just see the sites. If you can, walk. If you drive you will miss a lot.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Both the sea side and the houses are delights, and the Cape Arundel Inn offers an excellent spot for an afternoon drink.

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