Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of York

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in York. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and surfing, this scenic city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around York

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes York a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • York's Wild Kingdom (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • The Links at Outlook (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in York

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in York

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, York is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Long Sands Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • York Harbor Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Short Sands Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Mount Agamenticus (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Perkins Cove (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)

Traveling to and around York

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 16.4 mi (26.3 km) away.

Where to stay around York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,216 holiday lettings near York. From 619 Houses to 297 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near York for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in York:

  • York Beach: 381 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 796 holiday homes
  • York Harbor: 392 holiday homes
  • Sanbornville: 29 holiday homes
  • Ocean Park: 215 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in York. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Long Sands Beach: 435 holiday lettings
  • St. Peter’s By-The-Sea Protestant Episcopal Church: 1,542 holiday lettings
  • John Hancock Wharf: 1,652 holiday lettings
  • Center for Wildlife: 1,506 holiday lettings
  • Old School House: 1,655 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around York listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in York?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 619 Houses in York. Our other popular types of York holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 297 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 297 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 297 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 251 holiday homes with pool available in York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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