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

  • 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 vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 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 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Scarborough?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 711 vacation rentals near Scarborough. From 309 Houses to 94 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scarborough for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Scarborough?

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 Scarborough:

  • Pine Point: 273 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 66 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 77 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 77 vacation rentals
  • Bailey Island: 144 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 Scarborough?

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

  • Higgins Beach: 1,429 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough Beach State Park: 1,353 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough Downs: 1,416 vacation rentals
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club: 1,384 vacation rentals
  • Beech Ridge Motor Speedway: 1,430 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scarborough 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 Scarborough?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 309 Houses in Scarborough. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Scarborough include:

  • Cottages: 94 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 279 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 94 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Scarborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 108 vacation rentals with pool available in Scarborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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