For diving and snorkeling
Scuba divers looking for a good beach dive often head to Ocean Avenue near Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, Maine, east of the Bush compound. There’s an unassuming cobble beach with about a dozen parking spaces that makes a good launch point to explore the wreck of the British steamer Wandby. It cracked up on the rocks in 1921, and part of the hull and a steam boiler rise about 20 feet off the ocean floor. Be sure to set a dive flag before going down. Snorkelers enjoy Wells Beach, also in Maine, for the crabs, starfish, and other sea life. Non-snorkeling pals can just enjoy the beach.