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Long Sands Beach, York Beach

4.5
#1 of 6 in Outdoors in York
Visit a 1.6 km (1 mi) long white-sand beach and go for a swim, stroll, or just relax at Long Sands Beach. Although bustling with tourists from mid-June to the first week of September, with as many as 3,000-5,000 visitors per day, the beach offers a good number of parking spaces and access for people with disabilities. Participate in popular activities, such as volleyball, swimming, and surfing, with lifeguards on duty between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm during high season. You can rent rafts and umbrellas, or pop into one of the nearby restaurants for some shade and a fresh meal. Use our York tour itinerary planner to add Long Sands Beach and other attractions to your York vacation plans.
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  • Nubble light is a landmark. Most photo graft light house. Benches to sit onto take in the view. Ice cream stand and Fox’s restaurant excellent near by. Bathroom facilitates and a gift shop on site. Ch...  more »
  • Plenty of room on the beach. Clean beach relaxing and fun time. Parking could be an issue if you get there late morning  more »
  • This is a great place. The beach is so deep and smooth. We were there in October, but I can imagine it's pretty busy in the summer. Parking is somewhat limited. I'd recommend coming here to take in th...  more »
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  • Fun amazing place to go right on the ocean and never too busy. Highly suggested
  • Great beach. Parking isn't bad and the beach is always nice and clean.
  • Good beach. When the surf is up this is a guaranteed beach break. Metered parking right along the beach (only in the summer) Good people. Good times. Good water. Surfing in marked areas in summer but anywhere in the off season
  • By far one of the prettiest rides in Maine drive your car or ride your bike or take a walk past this piece of property and you'll see ocean and the Nubble light in the background
  • Much better than short sands if you like taking walks and having space. Not a lot of shops nearby, though.
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