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Great beach with room to play, really cold water!

We have been here many times to sunbathe and play on this beach. We love the wide open flat sands... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Best Beach for walking

One of the best York Maine beaches for walking. Make sure you check the tide levels because at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“long sands” (61 reviews)
York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been here many times to sunbathe and play on this beach. We love the wide open flat sands which give plenty of room for walks, playing ball or Frisbee, or just sitting looking out at the open ocean or at Nubble Light in...More

Thank dctraveler1996
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best York Maine beaches for walking. Make sure you check the tide levels because at high tide there isn't much beach to stroll on, but at low tide or in between it's very nice and a huge stretch of beach that isn't...More

Thank Jeanb1561
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the lighthouse in the afternoon and returned for sunset. It is absolutely gorgeous! We had a very serene evening!

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love York all year round! though most businesses close in October, you can still find some area shops and restaurants open...Long Sands beach runs the length of Long Beach Ave. and early morning and evening walks along this beach provide exercise and therapy for...More

Thank metrowestmamom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although it was almost a year ago I have been visiting since1966 with my family. If you like quiet and rustic areas this is for you . younger kids exploring the rocks for shells and crabs etc. laying on beach playing with sandcastles or just...More

Thank sabby01085
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With cape neddick light in the backdrop your just sure to enjoy the view enough sand to satisfy your toes and rocky sections for that aquatic explorer side

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go early or late to walk along one of the most beautiful beaches. Traffic and parking are going to be there, but oh so worth it to walk this beautiful beach. We prefer before 8am or after 5pm for in season strolls.

Thank JanCee10021
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I love this beach; my favorite one to walk. It also has a sidewalk for when it's high tide & you are unable to walk the beach. There's restaurants, ice cream/sandwich shops & many hotels & summer rentals to choose from.

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Water was too cold for swimming but the weather was great for walking. The waves were very strong and the surfers were having some good rides! In the morning the sunrise is breathe taking!

Thank karenkB4868OD
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Long Sands Beach is a great place to go if you're looking for lots of room for your kids or your dogs to run, or if you just want to sit on the sand and watch the waves. You can see York's famous lighthouse, the...More

1  Thank GraceMarieGMC
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Can you go into the light house that we see by this beach? and is there places to eat nearby the beach?
13 September 2016|
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Response from Jody F | Reviewed this property |
Nubble Lighthouse is not accessible to the public. Long Sands General Store has food and everything you need for a great day on the beach!
What time do the meters start?
17 August 2016|
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Response from B W | Reviewed this property |
yorkparksandrec_org/attractions/beaches/ PARKING METERS In effect from May 15th through October 15th from 8:00am until 10:00pm annually. Meters accept Nickels = 3 minutes, Dimes = 6 minutes, and Quarters = 15 minutes
Are There bathrooms/toilets at Long Sands Beach? How much are the parking meters?
24 July 2016|
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Response from Jill R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have bathrooms. I think only one facility, but has a number of stalls. Parking meters, cost is $1.00 per hour. Takes all change not just quarters.