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SO pretty at sunrise but water is cold and gets super busy

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wildcatsu
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
Beautiful beach!

Lovely views along a pretty beach. Waves can be a bit rough. Fairly warm and clear day the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Slick5276
,
Salisbury, North Carolina
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short sands” (73 reviews)
“union bluff” (9 reviews)
“parking lot” (17 reviews)
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York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very small however and can get super crowded. The sand isn’t super comfortable either, it’s a Maine beach, so bring a thick blanket. There is paid meter...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely views along a pretty beach. Waves can be a bit rough. Fairly warm and clear day the time we were there. Very photographic!

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have kids, then this is the beach! New bathrooms right there, parking, shops, arcade for the kids if they get bored. More importantly, you don't lose the beach at high tide like Long Sands. You can keep an eye of the kids and...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautuful beach in York. It's all a matter of preference but you shouldn't miss this beach either.

Thank Marisa403
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you ever go to York, New Hampshire the short sands beach is a must stop! Very scenic and picturesque! I loved it.

Thank Yazrod
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A quick walk on the beach to collect sand as it was very windy and the waves were quite high (a tropical storm was stirring things up). Public/paid parking is available and there are lovely shops close by and quaint restaurants. I'm sure that is...More

Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Short sands has a lot of nice, if slightly overpriced things for the average tourist. A good boardwalk, and the best freshly made (in front of you) sea water taffy this side of Portland. Always a fun visit. even if the actual water is cold.

Thank deltaflot
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great little beach but imagine is quite busy in summer. I was in a nearby hotel at the end of September was having rather warm weather and was busy over the weekend. Great for walking in the morning or late evening though. Also dog friendly...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 26 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
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The Union Grill and Pub
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.22 km away
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1.04 km away
Molly O's Restaurant
85 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Long Sands Beach
537 reviews
1.19 km away
York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
549 reviews
.15 km away
Funorama
51 reviews
.16 km away
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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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