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When the water goes out and there is space its one of the best i have ever been too....The waves... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Goanywhere28
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Nice beach depending on what you're looking for

We like to walk the beach or visit here at least one day during our week. It’s nice but just that... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
deebug2470
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short sands” (72 reviews)
“small beach” (25 reviews)
“union bluff” (9 reviews)
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York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

When the water goes out and there is space its one of the best i have ever been too....The waves are medium size but when the tide goes out the tidal pools will keep you looking for hours

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We like to walk the beach or visit here at least one day during our week. It’s nice but just that very short and crowded. The beach is located near most of the restaurants and shops. We prefer the quieter Long Sands. But if you...More

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My family has been coming here is the late 1800's. Wonderful memories for many generations. The town has done a wonderful job of keeping short sands beach and York Village quaint and New England community.

Thank P J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nice sea view. Weekends will be suitable to surf and play.Good for families and especially for kids.

Thank laxmikant c
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Small but lovely beach. Clean and quaint attractions. Best to get there early because since it is a small beach there isn't tons of parking. Love this beach.

Thank darron118
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Good size beach. The whole area has a lot of natural beauty with classic beach style architecture and charm.

Thank teamcharge3000
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Thai beach is cute and a short walk from the all the local restaurants. I was pleased to find outside showers so we could clean off after stopping for dinner at Woody's. There is a playground nearby and public bathrooms, a must have with must...More

Thank Cwirlstar
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Short Sands is a destination for our family multiple time a summer. Make sure you get there early, or you will be circling the parking lot looking for a space.

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love that the beach is small, but never really felt crowded to me. Playground is right there too, all fenced in, which gave my toddlers a break from the sand and water. Bathrooms were also clean and close to the shore. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Short Sands is a fun stop because not only is it a beautiful spot, but it is also surrounded by many fun tourist attractions within a very short walk. Parking is the meter system and is very affordable. Parking is very close to the beach...More

Thank robin888761
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1.53 km away
York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
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.88 km away
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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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