Scarborough is located on the coast of Maine six miles south of Portland. As a pleasant commuter town with its own vibrant business community and shopping areas, we cater equally well to the needs of summer visitors. Whether for a weekend getaway or summer vacation, we offer a choice of romantic inns, motels, campgrounds and a variety of restaurants.
Besides many fine places to walk and explore, recreational amenities include golf, tennis, bowling, kayaking, short track speedway and indoor carting.
Among Scarborough's most beautiful features is the scenic 3,100-acre Scarborough Marsh. The salt marsh is crossed by meandering tidal rivers and streams and is a habitat for a broad array of wildlife and birds. The marsh estuary opens to a coastline flanked by miles of sandy beaches from Pine Point to the South, Ferry Beach, Prouts Neck, Scarborough Beach and the quiet coastal community of Higgins Beach to the North.
Maine's first governor, William King was born here and Winslow Homer, the internationally reknowned artist, painted many of his best known works on Prouts Neck.
Scarborough's proximity to I-95/Maine Turnpike puts the town just minutes away from Portland to the North and New Hampshire only 40 miles to the South.