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Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in York Beach
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
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Laconia, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place was gorgeous. There was even a wedding taking place at sunset. I would definitely come back again.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Sitting on our balcony, it made for a lovely Maine-ish view... but for beachwalking, you're better to drive a bit west, pay for street parking, and walk Long Sands Beach.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have never used this beach. It is nice, but it is right in downtown. There is a park, playground, and bandstand as well. Very convenient. Metered parking at all york beaches.

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Ripton VT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In season, with perfect weather, this beach is too crowded. Off season, or iffy weather, and it's great. Be sure to hit the beach near low tide, otherwise it's very small. Nice new bathhouses, modern playground. Plenty of metered parking. Great location in town near the Goldenrod.

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great location right near downtown York, you can walk from beach to parking lot, and also walk to arcade, ice cream shops, downtown shops. Sheltered cove and nice long strip of beach.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice family beach in walking distance of downtown. There's an arcade and Goldenrod's Candy down the street.

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Beacon Falls, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The location of this beach is ideal, surrounded by plenty of places to eat and play. During low tide, several bars of tidal pools form which are the perfect location for families with toddlers to play. Not only is it the perfect calm water body to play in, but the sun heats it up to a comfortable temperature. There is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went the week of Labor Day and had a really enjoyable time. Stayed at Sands on the Sea Motel, ate at Union Grill Pub & Guac n Role. Great, clean public restrooms. Fairly small beach (especially in comparison to long sands) but had sufficient room for the people that were there. Not sure how busy it gets in the regular... More

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Short Sands Beach Like Long Sands Beach Is a nice clean place to swim and spend the day. It is smaller and is closer to the shopping area

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great beach...clean and nice. A little small at high tide so get there early. Close to a lot of things to do.

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