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Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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Scenic York Beach

Scenic views of York Beach can be had from Route 1A. We saw saw hearty surfers in wet suits in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
Great family beach

Get their early to get a good spot on the beach. Great access to nearby restaurants (sit down or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian S
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Chicago, Illinois
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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York Beach, York, ME
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"short sands"
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"union bluff"
in 9 reviews
"restaurants and shops"
in 7 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 17 reviews
"nice playground"
in 6 reviews
"basketball court"
in 6 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 7 reviews
"playground for kids"
in 4 reviews
"grassy area"
in 4 reviews
"ice cream"
in 16 reviews
"high tide"
in 24 reviews
"nice location"
in 5 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 10 reviews
"new england"
in 14 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"bring quarters"
in 9 reviews
"bath house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic views of York Beach can be had from Route 1A. We saw saw hearty surfers in wet suits in early spring. Can't wait for summer!

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get their early to get a good spot on the beach. Great access to nearby restaurants (sit down or fast food), and fun shopping

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We go here every Summer with friends and family. It can get a little crowded so I would get there early. There is a store that has a sign that says bowling on it and we love to shop there and make sure to say...More

1  Thank Grace H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It's a great beach as we've been there before. The Nor' Easter's of late have taken their toll on many of the beaches along the East Coast. On this one an old shipwreck was unearthed from the sands. It was great to walk out on...More

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

What with all the not Easter’s this winter the beaches look pretty good great surf this weekend We enjoy these beaches no matter the season we try to get out to enjoy each one yearly Always great places to see and places to eat

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I prefer Long Sands Beach because it's not as congested and is a better beach for walking, but Short Sands is nice because it's near the restaurants, shops, arcades, bandstand, and several inns. Cozy and convenient, but summer parking fills up fast.

1  Thank NHjo
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The beach is beautiful! Great place to go. Lots to do. It does get windy. Love to just watch the waves

Thank nascarnana
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is by far my favorite vacation spot! The beach is fun to explore when the tide goes out, especially the rocky areas.

Thank prittiwitch2012
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Our favorite beach in York. Enjoy the beach walk around the shops play in the arcade. Plenty of food options and things to do. Clean beach large public bathrooms that are also clean. Large parking lot that fills up quickly!

Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very small however and can get super crowded. The sand isn’t super comfortable either, it’s a Maine beach, so bring a thick blanket. There is paid meter...More

Thank wildcatsu
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Nearby Attractions
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jack1red
3 July 2017|
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Response from car0lann5 | Reviewed this property |
York Animal Park is a 5 min walk from the beach sand
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