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Family beach

Super great beach for families. Small beach area, great play ground. Super close to food, fun... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
York Beach, Maine
A constant favorite place!

Beautiful to swim in, relax on, laze upon, and be in/at, my family and I love Short Sands Beach... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Harrisville, Rhode Island
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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 27 September 2017

Super great beach for families. Small beach area, great play ground. Super close to food, fun house, shops and amusement park

Thank andreamcd1974
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Beautiful to swim in, relax on, laze upon, and be in/at, my family and I love Short Sands Beach! Quite comfortable with a nice, newly renovated, spacious bathrooms facility right there as well as delicious and convenient hot food dining right there also.

Thank raffaelakane
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Although we were there right after hurricane Jose it was still a nice beach to visit. The waves were crashing on the rocks and rolling in like thunder Pretty impressive! Soft sandy beach

Thank beachloverUpstateNY
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

First of all, I would give it 5 stars but the fact that the town doesn't have workers to police the beach for garbage is a one star negative. Why lazy beach goers decide that leaving any trash behind is acceptable, escapes me. That being...More

Thank vweagley
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We always enjoy short sands beach. Having that old time NE beach feel with a small arcade, bowling alley, York's Animal Kingdom and candy from Golden Rod right there. Plus there is a playground for kids and a grassy area with bandstand as well. Only...More

Thank Oldandrickety
Reviewed 28 August 2017

small beach good for younger and older children. Right next to arcade and shops, and there is a playground and basketball court. This bath house is bigger than the one on Long Sands. We love visiting both beaches!

Thank rlpanda
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Typical maine beach. Go early to find a spot, gets very crowded quickly in the summer. Great beach for families

Thank Bubbles284
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Short Sands is a small beach near the heart of York. You'll have the arcade, restaurants, ice cream, and much more within a short walking distance. There are private lots for parking, the main lot for the beach is a metered lot that only takes...More

Thank Jrd P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Short Sands is more like Hampton to me, dirty, overcrowded, people who don't know how to be respectful of nature. I'll take long sands anyday

1  Thank JaneS32123
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We love this beach! A few things to keep in mind. It gets busy pretty quickly because it's small so get there early. Also the parking only takes quarters. There's not a coin machine so bring lots of change. There's also a great play ground...More

Thank Letti19
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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