Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of York

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in York. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and surfing, this scenic city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around York

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes York a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • York's Wild Kingdom (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • The Links at Outlook (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in York

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, 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

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, York is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Long Sands Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • York Harbor Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Short Sands Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Mount Agamenticus (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Perkins Cove (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around York

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 16.4 mi (26.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around York?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,228 holiday lettings around York. From 204 flats & apartments to 288 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?

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:

  • York Harbor: 401 holiday homes
  • Rye Beach: 268 holiday homes
  • Summer Village: 97 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 789 holiday homes
  • Fortunes Rocks: 34 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in York. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Old School House: 1,638 holiday lettings
  • Nubble Lighthouse: 1,514 holiday lettings
  • Long Sands Beach: 444 holiday lettings
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,199 holiday lettings
  • Emerson Wilcox House: 1,638 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 204 Flats in York. Our other popular types of York holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 288 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 288 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 288 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 242 holiday homes with pool available in York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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