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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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Scarborough a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Scarborough?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 671 holiday rentals around Scarborough. From 302 holiday houses to 257 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Scarborough is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Scarborough:

  • Pine Point: 264 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 808 holiday homes
  • Oakdale: 47 holiday homes
  • Camp Ellis: 49 holiday homes
  • Willard: 30 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Scarborough Downs: 1,372 holiday rentals
  • Big 20 Bowling Center: 1,342 holiday rentals
  • Scarborough Beach State Park: 1,303 holiday rentals
  • The Cheese Iron: 1,362 holiday rentals
  • Higgins Beach: 1,376 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scarborough listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 302 Houses in Scarborough. Our other popular types of Scarborough holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 257 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 85 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 85 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scarborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 98 holiday homes with pool available in Scarborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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