Those looking for a quick lobster have a couple of options in the Kennebunkport area, although the prices tend to be a bit more expensive than at other casual lobster spots farther north along the coast.

Nunan’s Lobster Hut (tel. 207/967-4362), Route 9 north of Kennebunkport at Cape Porpoise, is a classic lobster shack, often crowded with diners and full of atmosphere, which helps make up for disappointments such as potato chips (rather than a baked potato) served with the lobster dinner. No reservations are taken, nor are credit cards accepted; it’s open daily for dinner, starting at 5pm.

Kennebunk Beach is a fine spot for a picnic, with long sands and good waves. There are no shops on the beach, so before you go, pick up supplies at H.B. Provisions (tel. 207/967-5762), in a grand old country store building near the Western Avenue bridge linking the two Kennebunks: it’s very well stocked with local microbrews, baked goods, and groceries. Plus there’s a deli fixing sandwiches and lobster rolls (those go fast).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.