Destination guide

The waterfront setting of York Harbor is ready to explore

The beaches and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around York Harbor?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 393 holiday lettings around York Harbor. From 254 houses to 72 cottages, 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 Harbor?

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 Harbor:

  • Rye Beach: 267 holiday homes
  • Summer Village: 99 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 808 holiday homes
  • Fortunes Rocks: 34 holiday homes
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 57 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 Harbor? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in York Harbor. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Old School House: 1,657 holiday lettings
  • Emerson Wilcox House: 1,658 holiday lettings
  • John Hancock Wharf: 1,646 holiday lettings
  • York Golf and Tennis Club: 1,650 holiday lettings
  • Jefferds Tavern: 1,658 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 254 Houses in York Harbor. Our other popular types of York Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 42 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 18 holiday homes with pool available in York Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.