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Long Sands Beach

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Address: York Beach, York, ME

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Get there in the morning!!

Very pretty beach at low tide. Lots of space to explore. Once the tide comes in though the beach is gone. Only rocks remain. The water was so cold! But people were out in it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very pretty beach at low tide. Lots of space to explore. Once the tide comes in though the beach is gone. Only rocks remain. The water was so cold! But people were out in it. Least crowded area was on the southern end.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite beaches around. The beach is huge, the people are friendly, there are tons of options in all price ranges for food. There is also a lot to do if the weather is uncooperative. Great rocky area to the side for crabs and other sea life to be found. Lots of fun!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Found a parking spot on a weekday morning and took a toddler and baby to the beach. It was fun to dig in the sand and line our hole with rocks--creating little lakes. At first I thought this beach was partially mud, but it was not. Kids had fun and lots of shopping nearby.

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Greer, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was the first time seeing a Maine Beach. I will not compare to our South Carolina Beaches but will try to describe. The beach is as the name states, long. We visited both high and low tides, at high tide there is minimal beach. The center has sandy beach and is flanked by a very rocky area. Not being... More 

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Atkinson, New Hampshire, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The waves here are spectacular. People are very friendly, and it's a great place to "people watch!" The sand here is much darker than expected...more grey than the usual light tan color. But the ocean waters are clear and blue.

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OHIO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

York is just right, the old Maine way. We loved it and will return. The wild sea and the peaceful sea all at different angles...........perfect. Perfect place to relax - sit n paint a seascape

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Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved the beautiful views. Parking was easy and there was plenty of room. Very easy to walk on this beach.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The water is very cold, there isn't enough parking without parking within a lot for a fee. Bathroom is somewhat clean, wet, and there aren't enough of them to handle the load of folks in need of their use. It is quaint Maine and even though there are some struggles to overcome, I love this place and make it a... More 

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Norridgewock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of our favorite beaches in New England. Long sandy stretches, plenty of area concession stands, ice cream etc. Nearby Nubble Light,and York Wild Animal Kingdom.

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Marlborough, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Parking can be tough, but, walking and sitting on the beach is great. Very little beach at high tide. Whole bunch of walking/seating beach at low tide. Sandy beach. Water is deliciously cool. Some waves. Some surfing. Some swimming. Great view of ocean and surrounding community.

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Address: York Beach, York, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York  >  York Beach

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