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“Sitting in the Sun” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Short Sands Beach

Short Sands Beach
York Beach, York, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in York Beach
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
Wallingford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sitting in the Sun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It gets crowded fast and if you are not there before noon,you would have to follow someone that is leaving so you could park (incidentally the parking is with paid meter)

Visited August 2012
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English first
Quebec City, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very nice...at low tide.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Nice cozy beach.
First time we got there it was high tide on sunday afternoon and coudl barely find a spot to sit down.
But at low tide, its awesome, it runs several hundred feet long of almost flat surface to run/jog/play sports with the kids, the small bay means waves and warmer water.
So check the tide times and enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
2 reviews
“BEACH PATROL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I love this beach, the restaurants and the whole experience. However, there is no smoking and drinking allowed on the beach but people do both. I find it offensive and feel there should be some control.

Visited July 2012
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Baldwinsville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I drove 6 hours to get to this wonderful little beach. The waves were perfect for boogie boarding. We got a bit of sun and surf and then wandered all over the little town and peeked in all the little shops. I suggest you get there early and get a good place to park. Bring a roll of quarters. We were both charmed by the little seaside town.

Visited August 2012
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Way too busy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Very Atlantic City like. Way too busy. Restaurants around are ok but traffic was too crazy. Beach gets too packed. Parking in the area is all meters and hey are not shy about handing out tickets

Visited August 2012
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