Short Sands Beach, York Beach, MainePhotograph by Bill Forte, YorkBeachME.com
Resembling a classic Victorian family resort, York Beach, south of Cape Neddick and north of York Village, offers a little bit of everything for the whole family. Sweeping beaches and majestic oceanfront properties have for many years captivated York Beach's visitors and locals alike. Long Sands Beach, a beautiful 1.3 mile stretch of sandy beach is perfect for joggers, sunbathers, and surfers and is home to the locally famous "Blinking Cone", Sun N Surf Restaurant overlooking the Atlantic, the grand Anchorage Inn, and Liquid Dreams Surf Shop.
Following Route 1A North to York Beach's Short Sands Beach, where you'll find old-fashioned fun for the entire family, with a lively mix of arcades, shops, restaurants, and nightlife including The Goldenrod, providing candy lover's with New England's finest salt water taffy; Maine's largest amusement park, York's Wild Kingdom; the Inn On The Blues, where unwinding to some locally and even world renowned musicians is the perfect finish to the day; Sohier Park, with a playground and ample open space; and the new but already critically acclaimed Blue Sky restaurant.
Long Sands Beach from the Nubble Peninsula
Between Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach is the Nubble Peninsula, where grand oceanfront properties presiding over cliffs line the coast and overlook York Beach, the Isles of Shoals, Boon Island, and the Nubble Lighthouse.
At the tip of the Nubble, the famous Nubble Lighthouse (officially called the Cape Neddick Lighthouse) attracts thousands of visitors each year, and is perhaps the landmark of The Yorks. One of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, the Nubble Lighthouse is certainly worth a visit.
York Video Tour
Watch the video below, for a tour of The Yorks.
For more things to do in the area, see the York page.