Settlers established Scarborough on Maine’s coast in the mid 1600s, and since then residents and tourists alike have enjoyed its majestic coastline, pristine beaches, and natural surroundings.
Visitors to our Scarborough hotels can head to the beach for fishing and surfing or to Scarborough Marsh for kayaking and bird watching. For more wildlife watching options, guests at Scarborough hotels can visit the Scarborough River Wildlife Sanctuary or the Scarborough Beach State Park for summer and winter sporting diversions.
Tourists craving sports actions will find plenty at Scarborough Downs, New England’s fastest half-mile harness horse racing track, or Beech Ridge Speedway, a NASCAR-sanctioned track. Other Scarborough sporting venues include candlepins, a New England bowling tradition.
History buffs are sure to enjoy the oldest area landmark, Hunnewell House, which is close to most Scarborough hotels. Built in 1684, the Hunnewell was the studio of famed American portrait artist Winslow Homer.
And from the freshest seafood to hearty barbecue, guests our Scarborough hotels will find culinary pleasures sure to tantalize every discriminating palate.
From a sandy walk beside the Higgins Beach cottages to Sunday brunch at the 19th century Black Point Inn, your visit to Scarborough is sure not to disappoint.