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Scarborough is one of the oldest settlements on the New England coast, dating to the middle 1600s. It is a peaceful, seaside community conveniently located in southern Maine, seven miles south of Portland. The town of Scarborough has beaches, parks, open space and recreational areas available for visitors, and it is also just a short drive to Crescent Beach State Park, Two Lights State Park and Old Orchard Beach. Scarborough is home to artist Winslow Homer who made this rocky coastline and it's sandy beaches famous in his paintings. Homer's studio is available for tours by appointment. There are three distinct coastal areas within the Scarborough city limits; Higgins Beach and its' quaint cottages that date to the beginning of the 20th century, the rocky coastline at Prouts Neck and the protected waters of Pine Point. Another point of interest in town is the Scarborough Marsh, which is Maine's largest marsh, and the Scarborough Marsh Nature Center, which are both open to the public during the warmer months. Swimming, hiking, biking, walks along the beach, searching for shells, sunbathing and surfing are all available in Scarborough, and for more action, Old Orchard Beach Amusement Park is just a short drive south of town.

Surrounding areas: Higgins Beach, Maine (3.5 mi), South Portland, Maine (4.1 mi), Old Orchard Beach, Maine (6.0 mi), Portland, Maine (6.0 mi), Ocean Park, Maine (6.9 mi), Cape Elizabeth, Maine (7.0 mi), Peaks Island, Maine (8.3 mi)

Scarborough Vacation Rentals

Scarborough Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME (207) 883-0554
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Scarboro66 SPG StScarborough, ME (207) 883-0300
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME (207) 883-0300
Higgins Beach Inn34 Ocean AveScarborough, ME (207) 883-6684
Millbrook Motel321 US Rt 1Scarborough, ME (207) 883-6004
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME (207) 883-6800
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME2.2 mi.(207) 883-0400
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME2.3 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson-s Portland675 Main StSouth Portland, ME2.3 mi.(207) 775-5343
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME2.6 mi.(207) 772-3838
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME2.6 mi.(207) 773-4400
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME2.7 mi.(207) 772-3450
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME2.8 mi.(207) 775-6161
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME3.2 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME3.2 mi.(207) 871-8000
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME3.5 mi.(207) 775-0409
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME4.1 mi.(207) 767-9672
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME4.3 mi.(207) 775-2200
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.8 mi.(207) 934-4644
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME5.0 mi.(207) 774-5611
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Me65 Commercial StPortland, ME5.0 mi.(207) 780-0780
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME5.1 mi.(207) 871-0611
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME5.3 mi.(207) 934-2983
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME5.4 mi.(207) 415-5678
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME5.5 mi.(207) 934-4060
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME5.5 mi.(207) 746-5411
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME5.6 mi.(207) 775-2311
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME5.8 mi.(207) 775-3711
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME5.8 mi.(207) 774-6101
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME5.9 mi.(207) 774-5601
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME6.0 mi.(207) 934-2011
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME6.0 mi.(207) 934-5253
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME6.0 mi.(207) 934-9862
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME6.0 mi.(207) 934-7600
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME6.0 mi.(207) 774-5861
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME6.0 mi.(207) 774-4200
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME6.1 mi.(207) 828-1117
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME6.2 mi.(207) 934-4949
The Nautilus Guest HouseOcean Park, ME6.9 mi.(207) 934-2021
Norman's Motel205 Saco AveOld Orchard BCH, ME6.9 mi.(207) 934-2201
Bed & Breakfast
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME28.8 mi.(207) 729-4914

Scarborough Weather & Climate

The Portland area,  along the southern seacoast, has very pleasant summers and falls, cold winters and changeable springs. Very few summer nights are too warm and humid for comfortable sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days and the least cloudiness. Winters can often extend into normal springtime. Heavy seasonal snowfalls of over 100 inches occur about every 10 years. True blizzards are area in Maine. Although cold, temperatures in this part of Maine are generally not as frigid as further north in the state. Cold waves sometimes are accompanied by strong winds, but extremely cold temperatures are usually accompanied by light winds. Fog along the coast is sometimes a factor in the weather during the summer months of June, July and August.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 12°F 4.09 in. 34°F
February 34°F 15°F 3.14 in. 33°F
March 42°F 25°F 4.14 in. 37°F
April 52°F 34°F 4.26 in. 40°F
May 63°F 44°F 3.82 in. 49°F
June 72°F 52°F 3.28 in. 56°F
July 78°F 58°F 3.32 in. 61°F
August 77°F 57°F 3.05 in. 62°F
September 68°F 48°F 3.37 in. 59°F
October 57°F 37°F 4.40 in. 52°F
November 47°F 29°F 4.72 in. 47°F
December 36°F 18°F 4.24 in. 39°F

Scarborough Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 3 miles northeast of Scarborough in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 23 miles southwest of Scarborough in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 43 miles southwest of Scarborough in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 64 miles west of Scarborough in Concord, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 71 miles southwest of Scarborough in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Scarborough Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME5.7 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME8.4 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME32.2 mi.
Story LandGlenNH55.4 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA57.8 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH70.7 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA73.8 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH80.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH80.5 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH80.8 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME8.4 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH42.0 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME113.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME 
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME 
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME 
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME3.3 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME5.0 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME5.7 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME5.8 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME6.0 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME8.3 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME8.4 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME14.3 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME15.7 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME16.2 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME17.4 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME18.8 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME19.0 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME19.9 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME21.3 mi.
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME24.6 mi.
Cape Neddick Country ClubOgunquitME28.4 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME28.8 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME37.1 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH53.8 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH56.9 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME58.7 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME60.5 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH63.2 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH64.1 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME67.3 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH73.6 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH76.2 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME76.2 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH76.7 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH80.0 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH83.0 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH88.9 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA89.5 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME94.8 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH95.5 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME96.2 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH100.6 mi.
State Parks
Ferry Beach State ParkME3.7 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME4.0 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME6.1 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME7.1 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME19.3 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME22.6 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME25.8 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME30.0 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME31.0 mi. 
Reid State ParkME33.6 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME36.2 mi. 
Fort McClary State ParkME39.9 mi. 
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME5.7 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME6.1 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME6.1 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME6.1 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME17.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME34.4 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH43.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA92.9 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA92.9 mi.

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