The days of taking your disposable camera to the drugstore to finally see the photos of your vacation are long gone. Now, many travelers are turning to Instagram, a popular photo-sharing social media platform, to document their adventures. If you’re planning a trip to the Maine Coast, be sure to check out some of the most Instagrammable places in Maine. Our selections are all less than an hour’s drive from Kennebunkport, so you can make a road trip out of visiting them all in a single day!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Kennebunkport Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find more local-approved information on the best places to see, stay, and more in the area!
Top 5 Instagrammable Places in Maine Near Kennebunkport
1. Bug Light Park
Bug Light Park is a popular spot for outdoor recreation among South Portland’s locals and visitors. While the park is great for picnics and fishing, Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, nicknamed “Bug Light” for its small size, is the park’s main attraction. This short-and-stout lighthouse is unique compared to the structure of other lighthouses in the area and would make the perfect addition to your Instagram account!
2. Portland Head Light
To view a traditional-style lighthouse, head three miles south of Bug Light to Portland Head Light in Fort Willams Park. Here, you can snap beautiful photos of waves crashing on the rock formations surrounding the lighthouse. It’s especially beautiful at sunset!
Fun fact for your caption: You can also catch of glimpse of four other lighthouses as you look out over Portland Harbor and Casco Bay.
Ogunquit is a hidden gem just a 20-minute drive from Kennebunkport. This town offers beautiful beachfront views and a charming downtown area. While you’re here, be sure to take the short, coastal cliff walk at Marginal Way. You’ll find Perkins Cove at the southern end of Marginal Way. Here, you can enjoy waterfront dining and shop at local boutiques.
Continue along Shore Road to York, ME, to visit Nubble Lighthouse and Long Sands Beach. Nubble Lighthouse is the most photographed (and painted!) lighthouse in the world, and it’s especially beautiful as the sunrises directly behind it. Meanwhile, Long Sands Beach is stunning at sunset!
Searching for more places to photograph sunrise or sunset? Here are more of our favorite places to see the sunrise or sunset in Kennebunkport!
4. Kennebunkport Historic District
Anyone who’s visited Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport raves about the watercolor sunset skies, Atlantic Ocean vistas, and marinas filled with sailboats and yachts. Along this roughly two-mile route between Dock Square and Cape Porpoise lie other popular attractions that go beyond natural beauty, making it a great place to snap several Instagram-worthy shots. From architecturally stunning summer homes to historic churches, there’s no shortage of spectacular views in Kennebunkport!
5. The Inn at English Meadows
When it comes to places with spectacular views, the Inn at English Meadows is no exception! Our tastefully renovated mid-1800s Greek Revival-style home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village is now a charming bed and breakfast. Our overnight guests often photograph our beautiful accommodations and daily gourmet breakfast to showcase and remember their trip. Visit our Instagram page to see what the hype is all about!
*Featured image by John Cannon