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Short Sands Beach

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

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Outstanding family friendly beach

Bathrooms, beautiful beach, no seaweed, tide pools, playground, parking it's fantastic! Really great beach!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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251 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bathrooms, beautiful beach, no seaweed, tide pools, playground, parking it's fantastic! Really great beach!

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a beautiful and relaxing site and atmosphere all the way around. Went here for Fourth of July, 2016. Was not hurried nor rushed, took our time coming here and left before midnight. What a way to spend a great sunny day in close quarters in the cove of Short Sands. Will be coming here another couple times before the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived on both coasts and traveled up and down each one...while I've seen some beautiful beaches, this one is one of my favorite. I love that it is in this small town where there is lots to do in addition to hanging out at this clean and safe beach. If you go, check the tide tables beforehand. When the... More 

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Thank mbraden7
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite beaches. But if you go, do yourself a favor, park up the road for $10. Its $0.25 for every 7 mins if you are even lucky enough to find a spot. And if your meter is one min late it's a $25 fine for you!

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Thank stmonicamarie
Russell Springs
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this beach! It was very clean and pretty. Great swimming area with wonderful public restroom and shower. Small town with great people.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When the water goes out and there is space its one of the best i have ever been too....The waves are medium size but when the tide goes out the tidal pools will keep you looking for hours

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to walk the beach or visit here at least one day during our week. It’s nice but just that very short and crowded. The beach is located near most of the restaurants and shops. We prefer the quieter Long Sands. But if you are into night life or being near the shops this is the beach to be... More 

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Thank deebug2470
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been coming here is the late 1800's. Wonderful memories for many generations. The town has done a wonderful job of keeping short sands beach and York Village quaint and New England community.

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Thank P J
Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice sea view. Weekends will be suitable to surf and play.Good for families and especially for kids.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but lovely beach. Clean and quaint attractions. Best to get there early because since it is a small beach there isn't tons of parking. Love this beach.

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