Destination guide

Cape Neddick, a gateway to the Yorks

With long sandy beaches, whitewashed lighthouses and lashings of New England charm, Cape Neddick is a charismatic slice of Maine. Together with a handful of other villages, the community is part of a region collectively known as the Yorks. Spend your days beach hopping along the coast, discovering local history and devouring freshly caught Maine lobster. If you want to experience the Yorks through a local lens, Cape Neddick vacation rentals are just the ticket. You'll find yourself immersed in a tightknit community of locals who've been holidaying in the Yorks for decades.

Things to do

Snap a selfie with Cape Neddick's iconic Nubble Light

Perched on a rocky islet, Nubble Light is one of the most photographed landmarks on the Maine coast. In fact, NASA's Voyager spacecraft even carries a snap of Nubble Light to help extraterrestrials develop an understanding of Earth. It's especially beautiful at sunset, when the lighthouse and its Victorian keeper's cottage acquire a golden glow. Why not wind up a day of sightseeing with Portland craft beer and lobster rolls on the deck of your Cape Neddick vacation rentals cottage?


Victorian grandeur in Cape Neddick

York Village was one of North America's first English settlements. Strolling around town, you'll feel like you're exploring a living slice of history. York Harbor is also worth a visit, strewn with Victorian mansions and grand hotels. York Beach champions a laidback vibe, with colorful arcades, candy stores and fish and chip shops. Thanks to its New England charm and pretty seascapes, the Yorks are one of Maine's most coveted wedding destinations. Planning on tying the knot? With spacious living areas and boutique decor, Cape Neddick vacation rentals are perfect for newlyweds, bridal parties and out-of-town guests alike.


Sun-splashed summers in Cape Neddick

Summer is high season in the Yorks, when Cape Neddick lures flocks of sun seekers. Expect clear skies and highs that hover around the 70s and 80s. Crowds soar over the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch, which is always popular with families. If you want to beat the summer crowds, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. Even in winter, Cape Neddick is enchanting. There's a certain romance to the deserted beaches and wind-whipped lighthouses. If whales are on your wish list, visit from April to October, when humpbacks, pilots and minkes bask in the Gulf of Maine.

Natural features

Tidepools and whale tails in Cape Neddick

Strung along the Gulf of Maine, the Yorks boast some of America's prettiest seascapes. Cape Neddick vacation rentals put you just steps from Passaconaway Beach, known for its soft sand and rocky ride pools. You'll also find vacation rentals strung along Long Sands Beach, which lures sun seekers with 1.5 miles of golden sand. Wildlife lovers will be in their element, with the chance to spot harbor seals, herring gulls, double-crested cormorants and a host of whale species.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cape Neddick

Fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), the closest airport, located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cape Neddick?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 796 vacation rentals near Cape Neddick. From 400 Houses to 206 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape Neddick for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cape Neddick?

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 Cape Neddick:

  • Hampton Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 383 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 66 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 77 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 Cape Neddick?

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

  • Long Sands Beach: 437 vacation rentals
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,207 vacation rentals
  • Nubble Lighthouse: 1,526 vacation rentals
  • Ogunquit Playhouse: 1,599 vacation rentals
  • Cape Neddick Country Club: 1,549 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Neddick 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 Cape Neddick?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 400 Houses in Cape Neddick. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Neddick include:

  • Cottages: 206 rentals available
  • Cabins: 206 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 206 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 Cape Neddick?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 161 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape Neddick. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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