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Long Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
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quieter side of beach vacations

although it was almost a year ago I have been visiting since1966 with my family. If you like quiet... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sabby01085
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Westfield, Massachusetts
Plenty of beach and parking as well as great views

With cape neddick light in the backdrop your just sure to enjoy the view enough sand to satisfy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patrick C
,
Hudson Falls, NY
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 3 days ago

although it was almost a year ago I have been visiting since1966 with my family. If you like quiet and rustic areas this is for you . younger kids exploring the rocks for shells and crabs etc. laying on beach playing with sandcastles or just...More

Thank sabby01085
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With cape neddick light in the backdrop your just sure to enjoy the view enough sand to satisfy your toes and rocky sections for that aquatic explorer side

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go early or late to walk along one of the most beautiful beaches. Traffic and parking are going to be there, but oh so worth it to walk this beautiful beach. We prefer before 8am or after 5pm for in season strolls.

Thank JanCee10021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this beach; my favorite one to walk. It also has a sidewalk for when it's high tide & you are unable to walk the beach. There's restaurants, ice cream/sandwich shops & many hotels & summer rentals to choose from.

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Water was too cold for swimming but the weather was great for walking. The waves were very strong and the surfers were having some good rides! In the morning the sunrise is breathe taking!

Thank karenkB4868OD
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Long Sands Beach is a great place to go if you're looking for lots of room for your kids or your dogs to run, or if you just want to sit on the sand and watch the waves. You can see York's famous lighthouse, the...More

1  Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favortie off season beaches. Easy to find shells and treasures, rocks and sand, the lighthouses, and restaurants.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Right on Route 1A. Lots of parking and beautiful views. Nubble Light can be seen from this beach. I've only been here off season but its got to be lovely (and well visited) in the summer. Across the street from multiple restaurants and lodging

Thank emholly
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It's a nice, clean beach, but I recommend going in season. We went during a very cold spring. No one was on the beach, all shops were closed, and most restaurants were too.

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have been coming to York, ME for 25 years, and I will never tire of the gorgeous views and aahhhh-mazing seafood...if you know where to look. I will admit that some of the hotels seem a little run down, but thats the trade off...More

Thank Catherine J
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katyrose17
Can you go into the light house that we see by this beach? and is there places to eat nearby the beach?
13 September 2016|
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Response from Jody F | Reviewed this property |
Nubble Lighthouse is not accessible to the public. Long Sands General Store has food and everything you need for a great day on the beach!
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Magumom
What time do the meters start?
17 August 2016|
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Response from B W | Reviewed this property |
yorkparksandrec_org/attractions/beaches/ PARKING METERS In effect from May 15th through October 15th from 8:00am until 10:00pm annually. Meters accept Nickels = 3 minutes, Dimes = 6 minutes, and Quarters = 15 minutes
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lynnz22
Are There bathrooms/toilets at Long Sands Beach? How much are the parking meters?
24 July 2016|
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Response from Jill R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have bathrooms. I think only one facility, but has a number of stalls. Parking meters, cost is $1.00 per hour. Takes all change not just quarters.
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