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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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No need to get in your car when staying here at short sands. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, Nubble Lighthouse all walking distance. This is definitely going to be a regular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No need to get in your car when staying here at short sands. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, Nubble Lighthouse all walking distance. This is definitely going to be a regular spot to visit and stay - highly recommend Atlantic House Inn and Union Bluff.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely place for a walk along the shore. Plenty of different things to see -- the sands, the rocks, the crashing waves. Great photo opportunities.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 7 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Tim F
New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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 20 September 2016

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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.

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