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“Great little beach with lots to do”
Review of Short Sands Beach

Short Sands Beach
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Owner description: A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
Kingston, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great little beach with lots to do”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Short Sands is a cove, so it's typically a little warmer than Long Sands. Parking is plentiful and there are bathrooms and food nearby. If you get tired of the sand, there is a huge playground for the kids, and you're right next to the touristy York Beach main drag for all your nicknacks.

Visited August 2013
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Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“not much real estate but its the best”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

family friendly, surrounded bu little shops. Love this place since I was a kid. I would suggest yuo don't go there to stop from over crowding.

Visited August 2013
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Short Sands”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great beach and very clean. Alot to do around the area. Molly me was a great breakfast place and the Union Bluff House restaurant serves great burgers.

Visited August 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful and scenic”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

waling distance to downtown, plenty of parking. It was great to get the ocean and be in the waves. lifeguard on duty. Had no worries about kids getting to far away. would recommend this over the long sands as much cozier and seems for family friendly

Visited August 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful and small for families to keep up with their children.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great place to come. Lotsa small tide pools for young children to play in . No bathrooms and lousy parking, but we stayed at the Union Bluff Hotel so we were ok with those issues. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance for food,nothing sold at the beach. Can rent umbrellas and floats. Several rv parks and campgrounds are in walking distance. There was on lifeguard tower for the entire beach. Very clean, rocky, wear water shoes.

Visited August 2013
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