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Short Sands Beach

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

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nice family beach

great beach to take the family bathouse right behind beach with arcades and places to eat nearby cold water

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Too crowded and noisy. There was a definite lack of parking. The bathrooms were adequate. There was just too many people in a really small space.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

great beach to take the family bathouse right behind beach with arcades and places to eat nearby cold water

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Thank 104rick
Eliot, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The entire family will find something to do when visiting Short Sands Beach in York, Maine! Not only can u relax on the beach and take in the spectacular view of the Atlantic but you can shop, eat, bowl, within steps and there is an Arcade for the kids!

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Thank Dolly1021
Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Love the sandy beach here. Collected rocks and shells. Beach and restrooms are nice and clean. It was pouring rain and we still had a great day. Beach access is great for everyone. I really liked that.

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Thank crazycatladyx3
Norway, Maine
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

a must place to see, family, teens, has in summer zoo,arade,restuants, home of kisses , great camping area,on both sides, shopping

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Thank mainegirl1947
Sanford, Maine
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I love Short Sands Beach, Maine. It has so much to see and do. For yourself there is the beach and walking the boardwalk, the Wild Kingdom Zoo, the little shops and good eating places. For the teens there is and amusement park with rides and an arcade. For the children there is the beach, the huge new playground attached... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Small beach but definitely nice to visit. Closer to downtown than Long Sands. Walking distance to stores, restaurants, etc.

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Thank VacaLover2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a nice beach you can walk along, swim, or wade. There is parking close by, clean bathrooms, small variety shops, and places to eat.

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Thank huntrer57
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were staying in a cottage nearby and enjoyed walking on the beach. Old fashion feel to this beach with Wild Animal park, Funarama, salt water taffy, fudge, and shops surrounding the beach. Great spots to eat and drink in town as well. Great walking area.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a beautiful beach and located near the town with plenty of parking. This is a great place for families.

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