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Address: Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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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.

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sheer beauty

what a view. such a great park and beach. was great to see some local fisherman out on the rocks. owing to the time of year we visited, it was not crowded at all. lovely views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Sheri K
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venice, florida
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Kennebunk, Maine
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is very small and also very rocky. Kind of hard to get to and not much for parking. But if the weather is good, you should try it.

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venice, florida
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

what a view. such a great park and beach. was great to see some local fisherman out on the rocks. owing to the time of year we visited, it was not crowded at all. lovely views and some great photographic memories.

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Thank Sheri K
Leesburg, Virginia
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91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is my favorite place to just sit and relax! My kids love to climb on the rocks here and I love to grab a shrimp box from the clam shack and soak up the sun, the views and the peace of the Maine coastline.

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Thank SuperZeeeeeeee
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful views along the this stretch of coastline. Be sure to stop frequently to enjoy the rocky coastline and admire the summer mansions that line the road.

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Thank Neal R
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We have taken many walks on this trip. Thoroughly enjoyed this walk, especially seeing the shoreline. Fun to see the Bush family compound.

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Thank Jeffcornwall
British Virgin Islands
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The view from Parson's Way is spectacular, overlooking the beach's, rocky coast and the river... Parking ( on the side of the road ) is limited so arrange the time of your visit accordingly.. There are bench's for sitting, or enjoying a lunch/picnic...A restaurant ( Striper's ) is at bottom of road for a lunch or drink .

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Boston
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Parson's Way is a nice alternative to Marginal Way in Ogonquit. The walk ends essentially at Walker Point (the Bush compound). It starts at Colony Beach, which is about a mile from Kennebunkport's Dock Square. You have to cross the toad once to follow the sidewalk. It's a bit more congested than Marginal Way as it is essentially along a... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful place to take a stroll and enjoy the scenery. Bring a picnic lunch and just relax. We love to just sit and watch the ocean here.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The walk is well paved and the views are amazing! I felt very safe walking by myself. The route from the Nonantum is about 3 miles round trip.

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Thank Dawn Z
Colchester, Vermont, United States
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129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Yes, the view was lovely, but so is the whole coast of Maine. It is simply a sidewalk right next to a very busy coastal route. You are breathing in exhaust fumes the whole walk, not the sea air. If you want a beautiful walk along with coast, go to the Marginal Way in Perkins Cove instead.

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