We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Activities: Walking
Description: Located off Ocean Avenue, this popular walking path winds along...
Located off Ocean Avenue, this popular walking path winds along Kennebunkport's rugged and scenic coastline.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Stunning!

I can't add much to what others have said. It's easy to find a place to park the car, and do this lovely walk between the ocean and huge homes, Walker's Point, the Bush compound... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jeannette e
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I can't add much to what others have said. It's easy to find a place to park the car, and do this lovely walk between the ocean and huge homes, Walker's Point, the Bush compound is right in front of you, and there are some wonderful old Inn's you can stay in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The rugged landscape and beautiful homes along the way are breath taking! Take the walk and end up in a beautiful little spot with restaurants and shops!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newhall, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plaistow, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kennebunk, Maine
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fox Lake, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
424 reviews 424 reviews
278 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
new jersey
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Parson's Way also viewed

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
 
Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
 

Been to Parson's Way? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parson's Way staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?