Airbnb rentals proliferate around Kittery and the Yorks, many of them right on the water. While there aren’t many genuine bargains to be had, you’re more likely to find last-minute lodging through online rental services than at the hotels, which fill up months in advance for peak season.
York Beach has a large supply of no-frills motels facing Long Sands Beach. Among those with simple accommodations are the Anchorage Inn (www.anchorageinn.com; tel. 207/363-5112), the Grand View Inn Motel (www.grandview-york.com; tel. 207/363-3838 or 207/363-9815), and the Sunrise Motel (www.sunrisemotel.net; tel. 800/242-0750), all directly across the highway from the ocean.
Campers lack good options around here, but might head for Dixon’s Campground (dixonscampground.com; tel. 207/363-3626), which has a mix of wooded tent sites, RV sites, and yurts set back from busy Route 1 (just north of York proper) for $40 to $125 per night. Monthly (yes, monthly) rates are cheaper. There’s a 3-night minimum on holiday weekends; it’s open from early May through mid-September.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.