Are you going to Scarborough? When you reach this breezy seacoast town you’ll find a wonderful collection of sights and sites for your entire family to enjoy and add to your vacation fun.
Scarborough has five beaches, three oceanfront villages and a bustling commercial section along Route 1 that includes several vacation attractions.
Renowned artist Winslow Homer had his studio at Prouts Neck, one of Scarborough’s three villages. Prouts Neck, which juts out into Saco Bay, was the subject of many of his works and helped publicize its beaches and distinctive rocky coastline. Scarborough Beach Park, Ferry Beach and Western Beach are located here and offer great swimming and water sports.
The third village is at Pine Point with a fine-sand beach and protected boating facilities. You reach Pine Point by heading down Route 9 toward the ocean. On the way you’ll pass Scarborough Marsh, Maine’s largest saltwater marsh. It covers 3,100 acres of tidal flats with meandering channels for canoe trips and trails for hiking, bird watching and getting a glimpse of hundreds of wildlife species.
Fans flock to Scarborough for its world class harness and stock car racing and high energy go-cart track. Seafood and specialty restaurants abound as does a selection of comfortable accommodations ranging from motels, B&Bs, campsites and rental cottages.
Scarborough is also home to Maine's ONLY life-size chocolate moose! It's a must-see at Len Libby Chocolatier's on Route One ... or visit Len Libby online by clicking here!
Scarborough’s convenient location near Portland’s jetport, the Amtrak rail center and Maine Turnpike make it an ideal community for visitors. Shopping areas along Route 1 and the Maine Mall, a few miles to the north, add to the pleasure of Scarborough as a great place to visit.