York Beach, Maine Attractions

York Beach, Maine Attractions
York Beach, Maine is just an hour north of Boston. Sunbathers, joggers, nature lovers, and even surfers flock to York Beach, a popular summer resort located in southern Maine. However, with the beauty and charm of a New England coastal community, anytime is the right time to visit York Beach.
 

Nubble Lighthouse

An active lighthouse, the Nubble Lighthouse stands more than 40 feet high. The conical structure and the keeper's house rest on the summit of Cape Neddick Bubble, a tiny offshore rocky islet that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse dates back to 1879 and is listed on the Register of Historic Places. The public is prohibited from the lighthouse, but it can be viewed clearly at nearby Sohier Park in York Beach.

The Nubble Lighthouse
186 York St.
York Beach, ME 03910
(207) 594-3301
lighthouse.cc/capeneddick

 
 

Long Sands Beach

Test your surfing skills at Long Sands Beach, a 1.5 mile beach along Route 1A. Rafting is also permitted at the longest beach in York. Plenty of shops and food are within walking distance. Lifeguards are on duty from May through September.

Long Sands Beach
US Route 1A
York Beach, ME 03910
(207) 363-1040
visitmaine.net/beaches.htm

Short Sands Beach

Smaller than Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach hosts concerts in a gazebo during the summer. An arcade and restaurants are located across the street. Enjoy saltwater taffy while catching some rays or walking along the beach.

Short Sands Beach
US Route 1A
York Beach, ME 03910
(207) 363-1040
visitmaine.net/beaches.htm

York's Wild Kingdom

Spend the whole day visiting the animals and enjoying amusement rides and attractions at York's Wild Kingdom. You'll find a wide selection of animals, including ostriches, ducks, porcupines, kangaroos, reptiles, and butterflies. Ride the go-karts, bumper boats, and Ferris wheel. Hit some pitches at the batting cage or take in a game of miniature golf.

York's Wild Kingdom
Route 1
York Beach, Maine 03910
(207) 363-4911
yorkzoo.com

 

Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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