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Great New England Beach!

First of all, I would give it 5 stars but the fact that the town doesn't have workers to police the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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Great place for a family outing

We always enjoy short sands beach. Having that old time NE beach feel with a small arcade, bowling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southern NH
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short sands” (72 reviews)
“small beach” (25 reviews)
“union bluff” (9 reviews)
York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Bubbles284
Reviewed 17 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 11 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
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Bring quarters and shop in all the local shops and go to the arcade. There's lots of cute restaurants and the beach is nice. In august it was too crowded you couldn't see one inch of sand.

Thank cjfog92
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very clean, not overly crowded, family oriented. Very nice location with food and a great arcade nearby. Plenty of benches abound clean, free bathrooms

1  Thank Pam B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Small beach set in a cove. August water warms up. Need to come early 9:00am to get a spot. Family friendly playground for young children. Bowling alley many gift shops and places to eat. Out door shower on beach to rinse off. Restrooms modern.

Thank Emily C
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Nearby Attractions
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York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
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.88 km away
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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