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Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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My first visit to York. My wife was visiting to show me her favorite childhood beach.

We had an excellent visit. The beach is clean and friendly. There are waves to boogie board. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert R
Great Family Beach

I love this beach because, it's usually filled with families or large groups. They allow canopies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent visit. The beach is clean and friendly. There are waves to boogie board. There is enough open water to swim. the water in Maine is colder than the other beaches in New England, as you might expect. The water itself is...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this beach because, it's usually filled with families or large groups. They allow canopies in the back, so you'll see people set up large spreads of food. There's plenty of parking and the small village near by has shopping and food. The only...More

Thank chriscondo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a good place to take teens there is anarcade for them anda lot of good shops for them to get soviners beach is great for playing and walking on the board walk the concerts are great at night

Thank kay b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very packed with people. Slow driving thru. Packed beach. Lots of things to do if interested like an arcade. Lots of places to eat.

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, sandy beach. Smaller than Long Sands, or course, but plenty of parking in the adjacent lot. Bring your quarters for the meters! Sidewalk is popular for sitting and/or walking. Some trees for shade on the grass nearby...but usually occupied...Bring your umbrella. Bathhouse is big...More

Thank KarenMarlboroughMA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for soft sand and calm waters in a protected cove, this is an excellent beach. Couple these factors with a good sized play area with climbing equipment for children just behind the beach, and convenient parking (pay by meter) with restaurants...More

Thank dctraveler1996
Reviewed 15 June 2017

wonderful for families, has a really nice playground, and arcade. Lots of restaurants. But beware of the tide schedule. High tide on a crowded day, means no beach.

Thank car0lann5
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great place for kids to learn to boogie board as the waves are very gentle and make for some long rides. The sand is quite rocky but overall a great family beach. Food, games and shopping right by the beach.

Thank mounties2017
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Short Sands Beach in York, Maine is a small, friendly beach located next to a playground, a park, an arcade, a zoo, a couple of hotels, and many little shops and restaurants. The water is always pretty cold, with the possible exception of late August,...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Perfect for small kids. Very clean, small, and perfect location from town. There is a playground right next to the beach. At high tide the beach is barely usable though. Close to shops, bars, arcade and restaurants!

Thank AdBloke
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Nearby Attractions
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York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
526 reviews
.43 km away
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3 July 2017|
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Response from car0lann5 | Reviewed this property |
York Animal Park is a 5 min walk from the beach sand