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Short Sands Beach

Address: York Beach, York, ME
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in York Beach
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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York Beach, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always fun to go to Short Sands ... love to walk around and window shop (or shop shop) and have some good food at nice places!

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The beach at short sands is filthy. People just leave their trash and expect the municipality to cleanup after them. That said, parking meters are in effect until October 15 and the meters are $1.00 per hour. YOU MUST HAVE QUARTERS as because the TOWN will not upgrade to MC/VISA kiosks. If you pay attention, the riff raff on the... More

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greeley, CO
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151 reviews 151 reviews
61 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were there Oct. 20, after the high season. Nice parking lot - no meters in place. It looks like they are removed for the winter. At high tide, quite a bit of the beach will be covered. At low tide, the beach is nice and walkable. Nice playground adjacent to beach

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Matawan, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Pretty little beach, great to walk or jog in Fall months. Loved just sitting and watching the waves. Only one disturbing factor is dogs running and playing on beach , which is fine but dog owners need to have their pups curbed and not pee on the sand. Horrified to see one dog owner allow his huge breed dog squat... More

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Swanton, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Sweet little beach right in the heart of town...white sand and plenty of room to spread out early and late in the season. Hugh season does bring the crowds, so stake your spot early in the morning. Nice surf and fun to watch the surfers try to manage the waves.

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Burlington, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was right around the corner from the place we were staying. I liked that there were plenty of things to see and do while on our walks in the area.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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