Kennebunkport's 5 Great Nautical Theme Stores

Known historically as a fishing and shipbuilding village along the Kennebunk River, Kennebunkport is a town located in York County in the state of Maine. Because it has been a famous seaside tourist destination for more than a century, the town is home to a number of art galleries, dining establishments and places for Kennebunkport shopping. Pay these nautical-theme stores a visit and bring home souvenirs that will remind you of your lovely Kennebunkport bed and breakfast stay.

Beach Grass
28 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-0493
www.beachgrassshop.com

The gift shop "Where Summer Never Ends," Beach Grass is situated on the Port Walk, a mere 50 steps from Dock Square. Inspired by the classic style of New England vintage, owner Glenna Turner has designed a store that features coastal living items for your home and garden. They have the finest of Kennebunkport shopping when it comes to beach-themed wall hangings, lamps, tableware, cookbooks, home remedies, CDs and fashion accessories. The store is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, April through December; and Friday through Monday, January through March.

Shell Shack
28 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-0068

Beach Grass' sister store, Shell Shack is a shop completely dedicated to sea shells. They sell these treasures of the sea in an assortment of décor and accents - from wind chimes and curtains to serving dishes and lamps. Shoppers can choose from their wide selection of natural seashells, sand dollars, sea glass and starfish and buy in singles or in bulk. Owner Annette Brennan's beautiful coastal-inspired photographs, plant hangers, rugs, napkins and stationery with shell imprints are also available in the store.  

Stem to Stern
28 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-2722

Located along Port Walk right next to Shell Shack, Stem to Stern is the shop "for whatever floats your boat." Owned by Sandie Tynik who also owns Dock Square Coffee, they have classic nautically-themed gifts and goods for your home and boat. Visit them from your Kennebunkport inn and check out their cool displays.

American Sailor Clothing
5 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-0866
www.americansailorclothing.com

If you're in Kennebunkport shopping for a new outfit or a snazzy pair of shoes, make sure you drop by American Sailor Clothing. The store has clothing and accessories for men, women and children of all ages with items like hip skirts, flip-flops, sweaters and fleece wear. They carry quality and unique resort wear from brands like Champion, Camp David, Gear for Sports, Sun-n-Sand, Perrin, Tommy Bahama, American Sailor, Sperry and more.

Daytrip Society
4 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-4440
www.daytripsociety.com

"A destination for those inspired by the romance of nature and the adventure of travel," Daytrip Society is owned by Jessica Jenkins and Andy West, who are native Mainers. The chic boutique sells one-of-a-kind home décor, hand-crafted knickknacks, games, books, gifts, gear and the coolest bags made from sail cloth by Sea Bags. Aside from supporting independent designers like Boy Girl Party, Old School Stationers and Ivanahelsinki, they also raise awareness for and donate to local nature conservatories such as the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge.