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

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Great vacation!

Love this beach. Great for families, especially during the week. The water, the rocks, the friendly people - all made for a great vacation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ellington, CT
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York Beach, Maine
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Short sands it a nice little beach. It does become extremely crowded in the summer beach days. But if your coming for a couple days with young children is a good fit. The overflow crowd always has room to sit on the grassy area adjacent to the sandy beach area. There is also a very modern and very clean gated... More 

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Ellington, CT
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73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love this beach. Great for families, especially during the week. The water, the rocks, the friendly people - all made for a great vacation.

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New Hyde Park, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

No shells on the beach, very little seaweed, and the clearest water I have never seen so many people, families as well enjoying themselves so much. People got on the beach at 8 in the morning and left at 8 at night.

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South Royalton, Vermont
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place for FUN IN THE SUN! plenty of shops, eats, and the beach is great. I liked going to Golden Rod taffy shop and watching them make the taffy

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great beach with nearby, gated playground providing the best of both worlds. Parking can be a premium, so we tried to arrive mid-morning...and be forewarned...bring LOTS of quarters and make sure you watch your time, as the city parking lot is constantly monitored by "meter maids"! Very clean with a very nice community bath/shower house nearby. Our kids loved the... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great time at York Beach,ME. First stopped by a gift shop and bought myself a Maine sweater. It was a bit chilly so why not buy myself a Maine sweater!! Spent most of my day at the zoo and walking by the shops. Also visited a nearby restaurant the Goldenrod for lunch and later visited for ice cream.... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

right in the center of town, surrounded by shops, restauraunts, York Wild Kingdom, Inns, Hotels, nightlife

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This location is perfect if you want a small beach, have children that love a nice playground and if you want them to drag you over to the skeetball area! Close proximity to shops and restaurants. It is the complete opposite of York's other beach - Long Sands - you don't come to Short Sands for a nice long walk... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Short Sands Beach has quite a vast variety of activity to offer for such a little town. You can either chill out by the beach, stroll along the town (visit a candy store), or take the kids to the nearby fun fare/zoo for a great family time. We enjoy our short stay there...wish to have more time.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My favorite beach. There is always something to do. Great shops, the arcade, plenty of restaurants, the Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park, as well as free concerts in the gazebo and, yes, the beach itself.

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

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