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Short Sands Beach

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Address: York Beach, York, ME

A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.

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Pretty. Quiet. Close to parking, a bathroom, and a playground.

From the boardwalk (such as it is) that runs along Short Sands, my partner and saw: folks using metal detectors on the beach; a blustery wedding ceremony at the Union Bluff; kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the boardwalk (such as it is) that runs along Short Sands, my partner and saw: folks using metal detectors on the beach; a blustery wedding ceremony at the Union Bluff; kids on swings looking out at the ocean. Lucky us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place and the views are amazing. Do not miss the sunrise and sunset 🌅 here... Great family area.

Thank Tim F
New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been visiting for years to see family. Have attended activities and concerts at gazebo. Restrooms are available along with small beach. You can send kids to arcade whi,email you rest or shop.

Thank Steve K
Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Favorite beach from location to just beautiful and the restrooms are new and clean I didnt mind using them.

Thank didiok2
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No crowds in September, plenty of parking is an advantage. Very pleasant short walk - seagulls were our only companions. Very nice. For a longer walk, drive for 5 minutes to the nearby Long Sands Beach.

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Watervliet, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery from every spot on the beach. Paid parking in lot adjacent with restrooms available. Close to a food and ice cream stand. Cute park with gazebo next to beach.

Thank Susan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While exploring the coast of Maine, came upon this beach. Decided it would be a good place to get out of the car and stretch. Wonderful views, great area to shop & dine also. Play area for the kids to explore safely.

Thank CMC_2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The beach is small but can hold quite a few people. The beach was clean and quiet. My husband and I stayed at the Union Bluff Hotel so we had easy access to the beach which was very convenient. I would recommend this beach due to its close proximity to stores and restaurants.

Thank Cory D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Short Sands Beach is a gorgeous sandy beach tucked in its own little recess right on the rocky coast of Maine! The view of the ocean is awesome (literally) and the surf is low to moderate so anyone can enjoy it, whether wading, swimming, or casual bodyboarding or surfboarding. The beach itself is a fine sand mixed with a variety... More 

Thank Bridget P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We could walk here in three minutes from our hotel, this beach is right next to the Fun-o-Rama and a few gift shops & further along the walk, a playground, basketball hoop etc. Still, soft soft sand and far out Maine tides. Not a full Zen beach expierence, but Fun. Right at the end of Main Street. This part of... More 

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