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Parson's Way

Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: Located off Ocean Avenue, this popular walking path winds along Kennebunkport's rugged and scenic coastline.
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a lovely spot to stop and enjoy the view and catch your breath. Be sure to have your camera ready for some amazing photo ops!

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Newhall, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My family and I make the 2 mile round trip walk along the Maine coast in Kennebunkport most days of the summer season. It is a constantly changing vista, from the fowers of spring and summer to the leaves of fall, from high tide to low, from windy to calm. Starting at the mouth of the Kennebunk River and east... More

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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I don't know what it is about this rocky little beach on the rugged Maine coast that always calls me back. I love the jetty where I fished when I was younger, and it's fun to see people fishing there still. We saw a fisherman quickly catch two decent-sized stripers yesterday. My husband and I had one too many coffees... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great beach to relax. Parking is a challenge due to limited space, but if you arrive early enough it will be worth it.

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Fox Lake, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just drive along Ocean Ave. (from the busy downtown Kennebunkport,) until you see a sign along the sea for "Parson's Way". We didn't do the walk, but did sit for the sunset on some benches. Families were wrapping up picnics, couples were walking hand in hand, photographers were snapping away... just minutes from the hustle & bustle of the downtown... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This walk along the rocky coast has gorgeous views and beautiful homes, including the famous Walker's Point, the Bush family retreat. There are numerous benches where one can sit, rest, and just enjoy the view. Being there in the shoulder season of November, you will see mostly friendly locals walking their dogs. Take your time and enjoy the peace and... More

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Portland, Maine
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239 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This easy shore-side walk offers scenic ocean views and glimpses of palatial summer homes. It starts at Arundel Beach, which is beside the sinuous, two-lane Ocean Avenue, just across from the Colony Hotel. It passes St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is a splendid and rustic stone seasonal chapel, and the Walker’s Point summer-home compound of former President G.H.W. Bush. Among... More

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new jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We walked from our hotel to Walker's Point. Lovely views non stop. Million $ homes, gorgeous shore, beach and rocks. Great photo opportunities and stop in St. Ann's along the way.

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Boston, MA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This section of Kennebunkport runs from the foot of the Colony Hotel Beach, all the way to Walkers Point. there is no prettier walk along the ocean and the beautiful Maine houses. Just past St. Ann's Episcopal Church on your right (definitively worth a visit, beautiful old stone church right on the ocean), the walk opens up past "pebbley beach"... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A beautiful walk perfect for a photographer, I would highly recommend this spot for both sunrise and sunset!

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