Destination guide

In York, 'gram-worthy backdrops are everywhere

You'll be spellbound by the beauty that awaits you in York, a treasure that sits along the Maine coastline. Booking a York vacation rental will put you within easy reach of some of the country's most scenic beaches, historic sites, and family-friendly activities. What's a vacation without a few pictures for Instagram? You'll be the envy of the neighborhood, because York is jam-packed with picturesque backdrops and old-world buildings with character. Indulge it all here, from your inner shopaholic, to your budding historian, to your insatiable appetite.

Things to do

They take no prisoners in historic York

York is one of the country's earliest English settlements, and you'll learn a lot when you come here. The Museums of Old York are a good start; you can enjoy countless exhibits and old buildings here. Also of note is Old York Gaol, one of America's oldest prisons, dating from 1720. No York vacation rental is complete without taking the trek to Cape Neddick Light. Take in the historic lighthouse before heading out to York's Wild Kingdom, a charming and family-friendly zoo with a few theme park rides.


From spa-ing to shopping: York, York, it's a wonderful town

If you're in need of retail therapy, you've come to the right place. York is packed with artisanal boutiques and gift shops. Celebrate the turn of the season during York Harvestfest or show off your skills during the annual craft fair. If you're in town purely for the sights (who can blame you?), enjoy a boat tour of the coast or walk the town's lengthy trails. Need some R&R? Book a massage or enjoy a night out at one of York's beloved musical theaters. Of course, it wouldn't be a summer resort destination without some epic golfing, too.


Take me down to the paradise city of York

York is truly a summer paradise, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees throughout the season. The evenings are equally comfortable, albeit a touch cooler by the water, so you may still want to grab a lightweight scarf when packing for your York vacation rental. If you're brave enough to handle a harsh York winter, you'll be handed lows in the teens and highs only in the upper 20s. It's not for the fainthearted, but if you prefer having the town to yourself you'll definitely love itÑYork is decidedly less crowded at year's end.

Natural features

Come out of your shell - it's a shore thing in York

Situated at the very south end of Maine, York earns the distinction of being one of America's most beloved beach cities. Long Sands boasts 2 miles of plush white sand, while York Harbor Beach provides incredible views of York River. York is also home to one of Maine's tallest mountains, Mount Agamenticus. It's the perfect spot for a hike or a picnic. Southern Maine is also a great place to spot wildlife! Grab your camera and be readyÑyou just may spot a moose, humpback whale, or adorable penguin.

How to get there

How to get to and around York Beach

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 11.7 mi (18.9 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 16.9 mi (27.2 km) away.

Where to stay around York Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 381 vacation rentals near York Beach. From 240 Houses to 77 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near York Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to York Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in York Beach:

  • Hampton Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 66 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 77 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 87 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to York Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in York Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • York's Wild Kingdom: 1,528 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 437 vacation rentals
  • Perkins Cove: 609 vacation rentals
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,207 vacation rentals
  • Footbridge Beach: 1,625 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in York Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 240 Houses in York Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in York Beach include:

  • Cottages: 77 rentals available
  • Cabins: 77 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 77 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in York Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in York Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.