Family Activities:

Short Sands Beach


Short Sands Beach is a small beach in York, Maine, close to York Village, where you’ll find restaurants, souvenir shops, antique stores and even an amusement park and zoo, York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park.

Even closer to the beach is a playground, basketball court, bowling alley, arcade and hotels, including the Union Bluff Hotel (and The Union Bluff Pub & Grill) that’s just steps from the sand.

Short Sands Beach was named among the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2014. It is one of two beaches in York, Maine; the other is nearby Long Sands Beach.