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Great family beach

Beautiful little beach, lots of parking, playground for the kids, close to shops and places to eat... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
DQShaw
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York, Maine
Sea glass

Short sands Beach describes this beach well, it’s a short Beach. It’s a great place to look for sea... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
479pattid
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Beautiful little beach, lots of parking, playground for the kids, close to shops and places to eat. My wife and I walk the beach weekly year round and often find sea glass. Great for any age.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Short sands Beach describes this beach well, it’s a short Beach. It’s a great place to look for sea glass. You will see many people hunting for the glass. It’s nice that the beach is close to town so you are close to food and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 479pattid
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This little gem is private, quiet, safe & peaceful. It's surrounded by great restaurants, the view is spectacular & there's even a mini boardwalk with games and activities, and of course, gift shops. Favorite beach anywhere.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank blytheny
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A scenic, smaller beach just right for sunbathing. Plenty of parking, and it's close to shops and dining.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda E
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Much prettier ( but considerably smaller) than it’s neighbouring beach as the name dictates. Parking is $ 2-3 an hour but is directly by the beach . Lots of benches if you just want to sit and people / surf watch. Surfers were out in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JanC377
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Beach is beautiful. Located in a village with many stores and restaurants. Unfortunately, many stores were closed, off season.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anita R
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We arrived first week of September. We stopped here often on our trip because it was so close to our room. Most everything was open, some had limited hours. Shops were nice. Walking around and on the beach was great. Parking was plentiful and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joy H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This beach get packed quick as it is very small. The waves are minimal. Close to the shops and a game room. There is a park and basketball courts right at the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank youk1968
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a smaller, in-town beach. Pay to park, and you can go to the beach, the park and playground, or restaurants. For someone looking for a one-stop beach and town experience, this is it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Megan B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We went on an overcast weekday, so it wasn’t very crowded. There was plenty of parking in the lot on the day we were there. Very clean and great for families. So many cute little shops, home made fudge and salt water taffy, plus the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jess731
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Debi K
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot on a nice day fills up quickly , but there is almost always some open spots
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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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