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When you want to get away from it all and enjoy a spectacular vacation on the coast, you do not have to look beyond beautiful Scarborough for an amazing vacation experience. Some will choose to stay in a cramped hotel room on their Maine coast getaway, but a better idea is to treat yourself to a spacious vacation rental home. A rental home in Scarborough may have everything from private bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms to a full kitchen, a fireplace, a deck overlooking the beach and other amenities that you will love.
There is much to see and do across the southern coast of Maine, which adds to your great times on vacation. Some people will delight in exploring the coastline with lobster tours, whale watching tours, schooner tours and other types of sightseeing tours. There are also other activities that you can enjoy on the coast, such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and more. If you visit the area during the warmer months of the year, you can spend ample time outdoors enjoying these and other activities.
If you love to shop, you will love exploring the mom-and-pop shops in places like Scarborough and York Beach. If you are looking for more shopping excitement, you will be delighted to learn that there are some amazing large shopping destinations located a short drive away from your vacation home. These venues include hundreds of stores in the Maine Mall in South Portland, the Old Port retail center in Portland and the Kittery Outlet Mall in Ogunquit. These shopping destinations are ideal for shopping for items for yourself or for the folks back home.
if your vacation plans include visiting the southern coast of Maine during the warmer months of the year, you will want to pack your golfing gear and make plans to spend time on area courses. There are lovely mini-golf courses for the whole family in Wells, and these include the Wells Branch Mini-Golf and the Wonder Mountain mini-golf course. If you are a serious golfer, you can book a tee time for such locations as the Old Marsh Golf Course, Cape Neddick Golf Course, the Sanford Golf Course, the Dutch Elm Golf Course, the Ledges golf course, the Cape Arundel Golf Course, the Webhannet Golf Club and the Merriland Farm golf course.
The weather can be delightful in Scarborough if you plan your trip at the right time of the year. This is an area that has a humid sub continental climate, and this means that the spring and fall months are mild, and the summer months are warm. In fact, the average high temperature in the summer may be in the 70s or 80s. The winters, however, can be very cold, and nor'easters can bring considerable snowfall and frigid temperatures throughout the winter months. You can expect low temperatures during the winter to reach the single digits on many days and nights of the year. You can also expect as much as six feet of snow during an average winter season as well as up to 45 inches of rain during the warmer months of the year in Scarborough.
Scarborough is a popular vacation destination in the southern coast of Maine because of how easy it is to reach and because of all that the area offers. The easiest way to get to Scarborough is to travel into the Portland area first, and you can drive your own car, or you can fly or take a bus. Then, you can rent a car to make it the rest of the way into Scarborough. You simply travel south along Interstate 295 to reach Scarborough within a few short minutes.