Destination guide

The beachside setting of Scarborough is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Scarborough. This city's bird watching, shopping and seafood restaurants draw many visitors. Victoria Mansion and Portland Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Scarborough

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Scarborough a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Aquaboggan Water Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Dunegrass Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Gorham Country Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Scarborough

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Scarborough

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Scarborough is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Scarborough Beach State Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Higgins Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Deering Oaks Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Crescent Beach State Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Fort Williams Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Ferry Beach State Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Scarborough

The nearest airport is in Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Scarborough?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 722 holiday lettings near Scarborough. From 320 Houses to 107 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Scarborough is on HomeAway.

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

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 Scarborough:

  • Topsham: 193 holiday homes
  • Kennebunk: 52 holiday homes
  • Cash Corner: 19 holiday homes
  • Orr's Island: 197 holiday homes
  • Freeport: 16 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 Scarborough?

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

  • Scarborough Beach State Park: 1,377 holiday lettings
  • Beech Ridge Motor Speedway: 1,390 holiday lettings
  • Scarborough Downs: 1,387 holiday lettings
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club: 1,347 holiday lettings
  • Footbridge Beach: 1,574 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Scarborough 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 Scarborough?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 320 Houses in Scarborough. Our other popular types of Scarborough holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 107 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 265 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 107 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scarborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 104 holiday homes with pool available in Scarborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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