Destination guide

The waterfront setting of York Harbor is ready to explore

The beaches and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in York Harbor. This romantic city is known for its boating, restaurants and surfing. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around York Harbor

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that York Harbor has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • York's Wild Kingdom (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Water Country (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in York Harbor

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in York Harbor

York Harbor is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, York Harbor is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • York Harbor Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Long Sands Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Short Sands Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Mount Agamenticus (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around York Harbor

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around York Harbor?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 396 vacation rentals near York Harbor. From 251 Houses to 79 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 Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Harbor:

  • Hampton Beach: 201 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 383 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 65 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 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 Harbor?

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

  • Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods: 1,657 vacation rentals
  • George Marshall Store Gallery: 1,656 vacation rentals
  • Old School House: 1,659 vacation rentals
  • Emerson Wilcox House: 1,661 vacation rentals
  • York Golf and Tennis Club: 1,647 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around York Harbor 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 Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 251 Houses in York Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in York Harbor include:

  • Cottages: 79 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 79 rentals available
  • Cabins: 79 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 Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in York Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.