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Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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A short walk, a long swim, a short walk...

We grabbed towels and padded over from the cottage early this morning. Here's what we found: clear... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
012345km
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New York City, New York
A Mixture of Excitement and Charm

Short Sands Beach is a snippet of everything good about York. The beach itself is clean with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adrianna H
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Biddeford, ME, United States
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • 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
"nice playground"
in 7 reviews
"basketball court"
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"within walking distance"
in 17 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 8 reviews
"playground for kids"
in 5 reviews
"short walk"
in 14 reviews
"ice cream"
in 16 reviews
"high tide"
in 24 reviews
"nice location"
in 5 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 5 reviews
"new england"
in 14 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"bring quarters"
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"every summer"
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"bath house"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We grabbed towels and padded over from the cottage early this morning. Here's what we found: clear water, a near empty beach, quiet. By the time we waded back out of the water, families had rolled in (with buggies and carts and coolers and games...More

2  Thank 012345km
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Short Sands Beach is a snippet of everything good about York. The beach itself is clean with crystal clear water and good surf. Right near the beach are quaint streets with amusements such as bowling and arcades, all different kinds of shops, including an American...More

Thank Adrianna H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small beach but big enough for the whole family. Location is ideal for shopping and fun activities for the whole family. Nice clean restrooms, plenty of parking for beach use, play area for kids, shopping, eating, entertainment all in one area.

1  Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An arcade, quaint shops, York Animal Kingdom and so much more. A fabulous spot great beach small but so relaxing, plenty of shopping and eats

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, small and well groomed. The beach is a little gem and much more kid friendly than Long Sands. The beach area is small compared to long sands (thus the name), so on popular days get their early to claim a spot. There's a sweet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I live nearby. We like to walk here with the dogs later in the evening when the crowds are lessening. It is really nice to sit and listen to the music if a band is present.

Thank Becksstein11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is simply beautiful! They also have a nice playground that my one year old loved! We didnt go onto the beach itself but the walk was gorgeous!

Thank ninny30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this area yearly and it used to be a lot better. Now it is often crowded and the shops have really nothing great to offer. They had several great stores in the past but now there is only 2 that are alright....More

Thank Danny L
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank t0mac2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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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kaykayann89
20 June 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
5 June 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
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
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