Find the best place to stay — York Beach

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Destination guide

Enjoy waterfront fun with a York Beach cabin accommodation

York Beach cabins in Maine offer beautiful beaches for a splendid vacation spot. You’ll find beaches for surfing, swimming, and family excursions, all with calm waters that are perfect for young children or a relaxing dip. York Beach offers plenty of nearby dining options, playgrounds, shops, arcades, and amusement parks for more activities.

Things to do

They take no prisoners in historic York

York is one of the country's earliest English settlements, and you'll learn a lot when you come here. The Museums of Old York are a good start; you can enjoy countless exhibits and old buildings here. Also of note is Old York Gaol, one of America's oldest prisons, dating from 1720. No York vacation rental is complete without taking the trek to Cape Neddick Light. Take in the historic lighthouse before heading out to York's Wild Kingdom, a charming and family-friendly zoo with a few theme park rides.


From spa-ing to shopping: York, York, it's a wonderful town

If you're in need of retail therapy, you've come to the right place. York is packed with artisanal boutiques and gift shops. Celebrate the turn of the season during York Harvestfest or show off your skills during the annual craft fair. If you're in town purely for the sights (who can blame you?), enjoy a boat tour of the coast or walk the town's lengthy trails. Need some R&R? Book a massage or enjoy a night out at one of York's beloved musical theaters. Of course, it wouldn't be a summer resort destination without some epic golfing, too.


Take me down to the paradise city of York

York is truly a summer paradise, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees throughout the season. The evenings are equally comfortable, albeit a touch cooler by the water, so you may still want to grab a lightweight scarf when packing for your York vacation rental. If you're brave enough to handle a harsh York winter, you'll be handed lows in the teens and highs only in the upper 20s. It's not for the fainthearted, but if you prefer having the town to yourself you'll definitely love itÑYork is decidedly less crowded at year's end.

Natural features

Come out of your shell - it's a shore thing in York

Situated at the very south end of Maine, York earns the distinction of being one of America's most beloved beach cities. Long Sands boasts 2 miles of plush white sand, while York Harbor Beach provides incredible views of York River. York is also home to one of Maine's tallest mountains, Mount Agamenticus. It's the perfect spot for a hike or a picnic. Southern Maine is also a great place to spot wildlife! Grab your camera and be readyÑyou just may spot a moose, humpback whale, or adorable penguin.

How to get there

Transportation to and around York Beach

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near York Beach?

Whether you're looking for a cozy escape for you and your boo or a sprawling house to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around York Beach. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like pet-friendly services and cable/satellite TV services at "Only 1 Summer Week Still Available". Situated around 2 miles from York Beach, this quality property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great option is "Historic Oceanfront House - Stunning Views Of Long Sands", which is around 1 mile from York Beach. Offering 6 bedrooms, a nearby beach and a separate dining area, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect York Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near York Beach?

Clock off on Friday and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're up for some fun and relaxation, these retreats in and around York Beach promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • "Windswept - An Adorable Apartment Across From The Beach" is a top option around 1 mile southwest of central York Beach. There's no need to go far to find something fun to do around this escape. Get outdoors and explore Cape Arundel and Footbridge Beach. Activities like golf and hiking and biking will add an adventurous touch to your mini break.
  • "Beautiful 'home Away From Home" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 1 mile northwest of York Beach, use it as a base to enjoy some windsurfing or fishing. Ossipee Hill Summit and York's Wild Kingdom should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around York Beach?

If you're tracking down a simple yet stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently located in the heart of town. We suggest the following options in or near York Beach:

  • Get away on your own or take a friend along to "Couples Getaway In The Heart Of The Harbor". You'll have lots of amenities at your disposal, including a TV and a barbecue grill.
  • "Oceanfront Carriage House Apt. W" is another superb stay, offering all you could want for a heavenly York Beach vacation. Convenient amenities here include beach sun loungers and outdoor furniture.

Can I find short term rentals in or near York Beach?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around York Beach. Chill out for a few days in a cool condo, a cozy cottage or a large home. Whatever sort of vacation rental you'd like, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. These are a few top picks:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Cozy Beach Cottage In The Heart Of York" has your name on it. It's within easy reach of the center of York Beach and a superb base to explore attractions like Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach.
  • Leap out of bed, enjoy a coffee and then begin planning what to explore around "Beautiful York Maine Costal Retreat". York's Wild Kingdom and Nubble Lighthouse should be on your radar if you stay at this sought-after rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near York Beach?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone off for a few days at one of these popular escapes in or near York Beach:

  • Put on some relaxing music and kick back together at "Only 1 Summer Week Still Available". Around 2 miles from York Beach, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a nearby marina and air conditioning.
  • "Historic Oceanfront House - Stunning Views Of Long Sands" is another wonderful option that'll woo you. It's about 1 mile from York Beach and has a nearby bay and shopping facilities.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near York Beach?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near York Beach where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A nice range of amenities including a garden and a nearby waterfront make "Historic Oceanfront House - Stunning Views Of Long Sands" a winner. This popular property has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From the center of York Beach, it's around 1 mile away to the east.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Charming Home, Spacious - 6 Bed" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 3 miles to the southwest of York Beach, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden are among the many amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near York Beach?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near York Beach and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "Historic Oceanfront House - Stunning Views Of Long Sands". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a living room and outdoor furniture.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Minutes To York Harbor + York Village< Cape House + Salt And Shine Services". As well as its inviting pool, make use of a living room and a smart TV.

Wondering what the weather is like in York Beach? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of York Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near York Beach?

The first stage of any big family trip is finding the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a short break with the kids or a catch-up with lots of relatives, Vrbo has large family vacation rentals in and around York Beach with plenty of room for everyone. Here are a couple of popular options that would love to welcome you:

  • Make your catch-up an unforgettable one at "Historic Oceanfront House - Stunning Views Of Long Sands". This pad has 6 bedrooms, caters to 12 guests and comes with lots of handy amenities, including a DVD player and a fenced yard. It's around 1 mile east of York Beach.
  • "Beautiful 'home Away From Home", around 1 mile to the northwest of central York Beach, was made for family vacations. As many as 8 of your loved ones can fit into this comfortable vacation rental which offers 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, nearby birdwatching activities and more.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions nearby, York's Wild Kingdom promises fun for all ages.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near York Beach?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom rental is a perfect solution for one or two travelers. Here's a quick taste of Vrbo's range in or near York Beach:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Couples Getaway In The Heart Of The Harbor", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A nearby river and a water park are among its useful amenities.
  • Or perhaps "Oceanfront Carriage House Apt. W" is more your style. Another central one-bedroom option, this place comes with an ocean view, a kitchen and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near York Beach?

It's easy to arrange a wonderful vacation with Vrbo. Whether you'd rather have a cozy cottage or a trendy apartment, you'll find great two-bedroom options in or near York Beach: Here are a couple of our faves:

  • With amenities like a kitchen and a garden, "Windswept - An Adorable Apartment Across From The Beach" has all you'll need for an enjoyable stay. Unpack your luggage and then venture out and explore your new surroundings.
  • Another recommended option is "Cozy Beach Cottage In The Heart Of York". With convenient amenities such as a garden and a kitchen, you'll have no dramas making yourselves at home here. Pick your favorite room, unpack your suitcases and let the good times begin!