The Kennebunk Dog Park is a spacious fenced in area where friendly off leash dogs come to play! Locals and guests alike praise this dog park for providing enough room for dogs to exercise and socialize naturally. The dog park is free and is operated by the Town of Kennebunk for the benefit of surrounding communities. Stop by anytime from dawn to dusk and let your dog make some new friends!
36 Sea Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043
Dog Friendly Beaches
Goose Rocks Beach
Goose Rocks Beach is one of Kennebunkport's most stunning beaches. With 3 miles of beach and incredible ocean views, Goose Rocks Beach is a fantastic place to take your furry friends. While some restrictions apply during peak season, you can still take your dogs to this beautiful beach before 9am or after 5pm! In the off season (before June 15th and after Labor Day) dogs are welcome at all times but must be on leash.
While staying in Kennebunkport, you may notice a few bumper stickers that read "Keep the Pooches on Gooch's". You can thank these wonderful people for fighting to keep Gooch's Beach a dog friendly seaside destination. Similarly to Goose Rocks Beach, from June 15 to Labor Day, dogs are welcome before 9am and after 5pm under voice control or on a leash. After Labor Day to June 14th, dogs are permitted on the beach at any time, on leash or off leash. All off leash dogs should be under voice control with good recall skills!
Right over the bridge in Kennebunk, Kennebunk Beach is a dog friendly slice of paradise. The story remains the same, during peak season dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. Once the summer is over, bring your dogs by at any time! Kennebunk Beach is for on leash dogs only, so keep that in mind.
Dog Friendly Shopping
Scalawags Pet Boutique
Whether you're looking for treats, toys, or doggy swag, Scalawags is the place to be. Located in the bustling dog friendly hub of Dock Square, Scalawags is not only a pet friendly shop but also a social hangout for dogs! Bring your pooch inside and let them say hello. Visit their website or follow the Scalawags Instagram to find out more!
3 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Digs, Divots & Dogs
Also in Dock Square, Digs, Divots & Dogs is filled with dog-centric art and collectibles, representing 150 different breeds of dog! If you're looking for a door stopper that looks like a Golden Retriever (and comes in three different shades) this is where you'll find it! A coaster featuring a painting of an English Bulldog playing on a beach? You guessed it. Right here! The store also sells leashes, raincoats for dogs, and lobster shaped dog treats.
31 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Reigning Cats and Dogs
Reigning Cats and Dogs provides quality food, treats, supplements, and all of the other dog necessities you might need if you take your dog on a vacation. Don't worry if you forgot the kibble at home! Just stop over at Reigning Cats and Dogs to grab food for Fido.
3 Garden St, Kennebunk, ME 04043
Dog Friendly Dining
The Burleigh is located in the heart of Dock Square in Kennebunkport, ME. The outdoor patio is a great spot to hang out and dine with your dog. Diners will enjoy fresh Maine seafood, signature burgers, and unique takes on classic home-style fare, along with creative cocktails, local beers & wines.
1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Minutes away from downtown, this Kennebunkport restaurant’s laid back atmosphere makes it an appealing gathering spot for family and friends with a menu featuring burgers, salads, sweet treats, and portable cocktails, beer, & wine. Go to The Dory for Yappy Hour and get food and drink specials when you bring your dog!
29 S Main St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant
The Boathouse is a waterfront hotel and restaurant located on the banks of the Kennebunk River. Surrounded by working marinas, The Boathouse epitomizes its chic, coastal locale in Kennebunkport. Chef John Shaw’s “classic Maine” menu focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences with a full Lobster Bar serving Maine oysters, Little Neck clams, and scallop crudo. Dogs are welcome for outdoor dining on the cocktail deck.
21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Angelus Urgent Veterinary Care
When you're on vacation, if something happens to your pet it's not easy to get into a regular veterinarian. Angelus Urgent Veterinary Care in Kennebunk, ME is available for you if your dog needs medical care while you're on vacation.
Port City Veterinary and Referral Hospital
40 minutes away from Kennebunkport in Portsmouth, NH is Port City Veterinary and Referral Hospital. This is a 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital. Their staff are some of the best around. If your dog requires a specialist vet, Port City more than likely has the specialist they need.
Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialist Care
Similar to Port City but located to the North in Portland, ME. PVESC is open 24/7 and just under 40 minutes from Kennebunkport, ME.