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Long Sands Beach

189 Long Beach Ave, York Beach, York, ME
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The best beach ever!

Long sands is such a great beach. It is easy to walk and you can always find a spot in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fellowsx3
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
via mobile
Check the tides before you go!

This beach is beautiful. There didnt seem to be any street parking when we went during a heat wave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jill2272018
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“high tide” (85 reviews)
“nubble light” (25 reviews)
“general store” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
189 Long Beach Ave, York Beach, York, ME
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"high tide"
in 85 reviews
"nubble light"
in 25 reviews
"general store"
in 12 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 17 reviews
"off season"
in 25 reviews
"light house"
in 11 reviews
"parking spot"
in 15 reviews
"across the street"
in 18 reviews
"cold water"
in 11 reviews
"metered parking"
in 19 reviews
"my favorite place"
in 6 reviews
"tide schedule"
in 6 reviews
"easy access"
in 7 reviews
"bath house"
in 12 reviews
"new england"
in 17 reviews
"clams"
in 15 reviews
"soft sand"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long sands is such a great beach. It is easy to walk and you can always find a spot in the beach. The parking can be tricking. Fortunately for us we are usually staying in the strip somewhere. Good thing is NO MORE QUARTERS!!! They...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This beach is beautiful. There didnt seem to be any street parking when we went during a heat wave, but we found a nice, shady spot at a motel across the street for $20 and that was for the day. Supposedly there were public bathrooms,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2nd time coming to this beach for a long weekend. Kids spent hours in the water on body boards. I found it was best and most enjoyable to go to this beach at low tide, otherwise too many rocks at your feet and the water...More

1  Thank melanie f
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Maine coastline. Water splashing off the rocks mesmerizing views. Could sit there all day and just watch, listen, and think. Did not want to leave!

Thank Kristen P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tides are a big deal here, so check before you go. Low tide means lots of places and puddles for kids; high tide means a small strip of beach. It is a beautiful stretch of sand with no high-rises and a lighthouse...

1  Thank 1Nicole
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach, lots of room. Parking on the street can be tough and keep and of pricey. The new Parking permit meters are spaced pretty far apart and are hit or miss if they even will be working. Aside from that we still like be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At low tide, even though there’s sea weed everywhere, this beach was a great start to the day. The sand is soft and the kids loved running around finding seashells and little creatures.

Thank eldeenpickett
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Beach for families. The Nor’easter did a lot of damages this winter, but it is all being fixed. The new bathhouse is really nice

1  Thank Skippounet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has come to York Beach for many generations!! It our annual family vacation spot! I would recommend for any family!

1  Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How can you not love the family friendly Long Sands Beach at York Maine. This quaint fun beach has been in our family’s lives for over 35 years....and will be for generations to come ! Period !!! Enuf said !!!

1  Thank Bobby L
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Jon B
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
I have seen nothing that prohibits the use of bicycles on the beach. I would, however, use a bit of common sense and not attempt to ride them when the beach is full of people. Just a thought... I'm sure that folks would... More
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Jenny D
June 29, 2018|
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Response from M502RZmikec | Reviewed this property |
Jenny , all these answers are correct . Long Beach, , York, Maine. This should get you there .
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Laurie L
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
They have stations where you pay by credit card and put the receipt on your dashboard Be very careful as they have full time cops riding bikes monitoring these like hawks. We were back 15 minutes over and we had a ticket
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