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Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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This is it. For bathing there's dressing rooms (new recently) with showers etc. For watching... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
t0mac2013
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Enfield, Connecticut
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Great spot for a family day or vacation ! Arcades , Bowling Alley right on the beach ! Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M502RZmikec
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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York Beach, York, ME
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"short sands"
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"restaurants and shops"
in 7 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 17 reviews
"nice playground"
in 6 reviews
"basketball court"
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"bowling alley"
in 7 reviews
"playground for kids"
in 4 reviews
"grassy area"
in 4 reviews
"ice cream"
in 16 reviews
"high tide"
in 24 reviews
"nice location"
in 5 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 10 reviews
"new england"
in 14 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"bring quarters"
in 9 reviews
"every summer"
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"bath house"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is it. For bathing there's dressing rooms (new recently) with showers etc. For watching there's benches along the causeway. Bring change though, there's metered parking. The main street with all it's shops is also within a short walk

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great spot for a family day or vacation ! Arcades , Bowling Alley right on the beach ! Very friendly safe beach ! Great food spots within walking from the sand . Gets crowded on the weekends . Enjoy a great little beach that has...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely beach, even if the ocean is too cold to swim in! Folks walk their dogs on the sidewalk and their always friendly to meet.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had our wedding ceremony at Short Sands Beach in the gazebo. The town was gracious, and it was a beautiful day. Our guests had benches to sit on in the gazebo and it was just a really beautiful place to start our married life...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed here before, the beach and ocean are right across the street. Food and shops are in easy walking distance. The Sands is very clean, the staff are very helpful, the only drawback is parking is limited by the rooms....More

Thank George A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautful coastline with nice sized beach area. Pleniful places to eat and drink closeby. Cute playground for kids by the parking area.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Scenic views of York Beach can be had from Route 1A. We saw saw hearty surfers in wet suits in early spring. Can't wait for summer!

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Get their early to get a good spot on the beach. Great access to nearby restaurants (sit down or fast food), and fun shopping

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We go here every Summer with friends and family. It can get a little crowded so I would get there early. There is a store that has a sign that says bowling on it and we love to shop there and make sure to say...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

It's a great beach as we've been there before. The Nor' Easter's of late have taken their toll on many of the beaches along the East Coast. On this one an old shipwreck was unearthed from the sands. It was great to walk out on...More

Thank Colleen C
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kaykayann89
June 19, 2018|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
yes the beach is dog friendly but must be on a leash
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718joyceg
June 4, 2018|
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Response from psb0303 | Reviewed this property |
Short Sands Beach has Sands by the Sea Motel right in town. Union Bluff is nice in the newer building but a bit pricey.
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jack1red
July 3, 2017|
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Response from car0lann5 | Reviewed this property |
York Animal Park is a 5 min walk from the beach sand
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