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Short Sands Beach

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Address: York Beach, York, ME
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.

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Great beach for kids in the center of town

Perfect for small kids. Very clean, small, and perfect location from town. There is a playground right next to the beach. At high tide the beach is barely usable though. Close to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for small kids. Very clean, small, and perfect location from town. There is a playground right next to the beach. At high tide the beach is barely usable though. Close to shops, bars, arcade and restaurants!

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Canton,ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We have visited here in summer and winter. The water was pretty cold in the summer didn't try it in the winter, There were surfers there at both times of the year.

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Ashland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This a nice little beach with all kinds of stores and attractions within walking distance. They groom it almost every morning early. Play ground for the kids, lots of parking, (pay to park), and a nice clean public rest room. Several restaurants, hotels and gift shops, all within walking distance.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were there at high tide, so the beach was not walkable. The sidewalk above the beach gave an wonderful view of the ocean on one side and the quaint seaside cottages on the other. Worth a stop.

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Thank Senioronabudget
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

No need to get in your car when staying here at short sands. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, Nubble Lighthouse all walking distance. This is definitely going to be a regular spot to visit and stay - highly recommend Atlantic House Inn and Union Bluff.

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Thank Kirby B
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely place for a walk along the shore. Plenty of different things to see -- the sands, the rocks, the crashing waves. Great photo opportunities.

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Thank RonL40
New York City, New York
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

From the boardwalk (such as it is) that runs along Short Sands, my partner and saw: folks using metal detectors on the beach; a blustery wedding ceremony at the Union Bluff; kids on swings looking out at the ocean. Lucky us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place and the views are amazing. Do not miss the sunrise and sunset 🌅 here... Great family area.

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Thank Tim F
New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Have been visiting for years to see family. Have attended activities and concerts at gazebo. Restrooms are available along with small beach. You can send kids to arcade whi,email you rest or shop.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My Favorite beach from location to just beautiful and the restrooms are new and clean I didnt mind using them.

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