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Rent Scarborough lodges for beaches, fossils and family fun

Scarborough is one of the best places for dog-friendly cottages near Whitby. You can visit many fascinating historic sites, like the Rotunda Museum and the Victorian Central Tramway, as well as the SEA LIFE Scarborough marine park. Plenty of places allow dogs to play and roam, such as the grounds of the historic Scarborough Castle and many of the area's beaches. You'll have an array of options for adventures with your dog, especially with pet-friendly cottages in Whitby that put you within reach of the best attractions in the area.


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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Scarborough a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather averages in Scarborough

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 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 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Scarborough?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 677 holiday lettings around Scarborough. From 306 houses to 259 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 Scarborough?

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 Scarborough:

  • Pine Point: 269 holiday homes
  • Summer Village: 97 holiday homes
  • Cape Neddick: 804 holiday homes
  • Fortunes Rocks: 34 holiday homes
  • Peaks Island: 64 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 Scarborough? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Scarborough. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scarborough Downs: 1,373 holiday lettings
  • Scarborough Beach State Park: 1,301 holiday lettings
  • Higgins Beach: 1,375 holiday lettings
  • Cliff Walk: 1,344 holiday lettings
  • Len Libby Chocolates: 1,349 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 306 Houses in Scarborough. Our other popular types of Scarborough holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 259 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 85 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 85 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scarborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 99 holiday homes with pool available in Scarborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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