Destination guide

Scenic York Beach will entice you

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in York Beach. Travellers to this scenic city praise the seafood restaurants, surfing and shopping. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around York Beach

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes York Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • York's Wild Kingdom (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Old Marsh Country Club (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (9.9 mi / 16 km)

Seasonal weather averages in York Beach

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in York Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, York Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Long Sands Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Short Sands Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • York Harbor Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Perkins Cove (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Marginal Way (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Mount Agamenticus (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around York Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 400 holiday lettings around York Beach. From 71 cabins to 43 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in York Beach:

  • Rye Beach: 266 holiday homes
  • Summer Village: 99 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 806 holiday homes
  • Fortunes Rocks: 34 holiday homes
  • Camp Ellis: 49 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to York Beach? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in York Beach. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nubble Lighthouse: 1,521 holiday lettings
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,224 holiday lettings
  • York's Wild Kingdom: 1,524 holiday lettings
  • Old School House: 1,663 holiday lettings
  • Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area: 1,452 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Cabins in York Beach?

Yes, of course. offers 71 Cabins in York Beach. Our other popular types of York Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 71 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 262 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in York Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in York Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.