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

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Small beach

Right by the beach is the cutest little town with lots of handcraft shops, food, drink, and night life. It even has a small zoo for the little ones. Great family fun for all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Right by the beach is the cutest little town with lots of handcraft shops, food, drink, and night life. It even has a small zoo for the little ones. Great family fun for all ages.

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Milford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is actually a nice beach it's just where it is and the people who go there that's awful . The town is full of boarded up shops and the parking is impossible although the public restrooms are wonderfully clean . Go up the coast to Ogunquit it's so so superior !

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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139 reviews 139 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Clean, comfortable with changing and bathroom facilities nearby. Room for kids to run and play (playground, too) Beach itself is small, but there are no waves. Water is warmer than Long Sands. Near to shops, restaurants, kid friendly activities. Trolley stops here, too.

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Portland, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great for family fun or just relaxing and taking in the scenery for Seniors and young people and couples. Close to all the attractions and shopping in York Beach village.

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The beach and the area is great. If you are good with it being a little crowded during the tourist season it offers a multitude of things to keep you entertained. The little shops and places to eat are all right across the street. A little bit of something for everyone. On the other hand we enjoy staying at Union... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

beautiful beach, family oriented, get there early, it fills up fast! Great place, nice eateries nearby.

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York, Maine
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being local, Short Sands Beach is the last beach out of the 4 York beaches I would choose to go to. Mostly because it's a huge tourist trap. If you have little kids or teenagers and the playground, arcade and surrounding restaurants and shops are what you're looking for, by all means, go to Short Sands Beach. If you're just... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a great family spot with really nice clean bathrooms and showers. It's also close to a lot of shops and food.

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York, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great family beach for family with restaurants, shops, and activity areas all within walking distance. The waves are good for body surfer and no undertow that I am aware of. Life guards are on duty during the summer. Water temperature is brisk/refreshing. f you are coming on a weekend in the summer for day only bring change and come early... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Love this area, quiet yet just the right amount of small town business. Everything I have always imagined this area would be like. Beach was tons of fun for the kids and not overly crowded, space for everyone. High tide and low tide offered so much on both ends for water activity and tidepool searching. Kids found lots of crabs,... More 

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