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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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Kennebunk, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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361 reviews 361 reviews
238 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This has always been a place that one can go to with hardly anyone around.Peaceful! I have visited this beach for over 60 yrs.It remains the same.I do believe that the horseflies have become smaller!!!

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Bennington, VT
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's worth checking out as the area is very beautiful. Right next to the beach is a horse farm/ranch with many beautiful horses grazing the landscape. Very beautiful.

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Alexandria, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We walked to past the Bush home and it was lovely looking at the ocean and all the old homes. The old church along the way was worth seeing too.

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