10 Things to Do in York Beach That You Shouldn't Miss

November 7, 2017 Hana Mouser

York Beach is a village within the town of York, Maine, United States. The York Beach area consists of Long Sands and Short Sands beaches on the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Maine. The two beaches are separated by Cape Neddick. Cape Neddick and York Beach together comprise the Cape Neddick census-designated place, with a year-round population of 2,568. The town of York consists of the communities of York Beach, Cape Neddick, York Harbor, and the village of York; 12,529 residents with a summer months population increase to an estimated 52,000 people.
Restaurants in York Beach

1. Marginal Way

Ogunquit, ME +1 207-641-2200
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Marginal Way

A scenic 1.5 mile oceanside cliffwalk.

Reviewed By dialam - Ct

The Marginal way is a great place to walk. The view is fantastic. Also you can see most of the places to stay on the water front. See the privet homes as well (It must be nice for some people). There are places to sit along the Way. Or walk onto the rocks for a closer look at the water. There are some walk ways down to the beach. Just make sure you bring your walking shoes. A must walk and see.

2. Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

Sohier Park, York Beach, Maine, York, ME 03909 +1 207-363-1040
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

Considered to be the "most photographed" lighthouse, this 41-foot conical tower sits on the summit of Cape Neddick Bubble, a small offshore rocky islet, looking proudly over the Atlantic.

Reviewed By angeleyes27 - Marlton, New Jersey

Ok. I admit that I love lighthouses and this is one of my favorites. Built in 1879, it is on a little island off the coast and is an American icon. The Voyager spacecraft carries a photo of this lighthouse as one of Earth's most prominent icons along with the Great Wall. It is picturesque and I painted it when I was very young and came here. Located in the middle of a housing neighborhood, there is a little restaurant off the parking lot. To me, it is classic Maine.

3. Long Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 545 reviews

Long Sands Beach

Reviewed By turbotrevor

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 the views and colors at sunset, even though the sun sets behind you.

4. When Pigs Fly Company Store

460 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5507 +1 207-439-3114
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

When Pigs Fly Company Store

When Pigs Fly is an all natural bread bakery featuring over 25 flavors of breads baked fresh each day. We also bake Bavarian pretzels, a variety of cookies and we are making fresh donuts on weekends. We sell olive oils, Vinegars , jams , artisanal butter and other items that accompany bread. Come in and check out our sampling table where you can sample all of our breads

Reviewed By Noreen M - Poughkeepsie, New York

We go to this bakery every time we are in the area 2-3 times a year. Everything is always spectacular! And delicious! They seem to have seasonal items as well as regular items we can get all the time. I am always amazed at how well their staff knows the products and ingredients. There is usually a line to get your bread sliced, but that makes it easier to snack on during the ride home. Some of their breads are so good, they make wonderful desserts. There is a pizza restaurant next door, but we have never been in.

5. Short Sands Beach

York Beach, York, ME
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 400 reviews

Short Sands Beach

A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.

Reviewed By wildcatsu - Charlotte, North Carolina

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very small however and can get super crowded. The sand isn’t super comfortable either, it’s a Maine beach, so bring a thick blanket. There is paid meter parking and a restroom however as well as an awesome playground for the kids. Several shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as the arcade. I found a live starfish here too... though no other shells at all.

6. Ogunquit Playhouse

10 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3600 +1 207-646-5511
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 873 reviews

Ogunquit Playhouse

Reviewed By Linda M - seacoast, nh

Where do they find this level of performer? They are broadway quality talent. Every show we've seen was broadway worthy. We hadn't been to this playhouse for many years. I remembered it as typical summer stock - mostly silly farces. This is SO not true today. Our first experience was Pricilla, Queen of the desert where they had the original costumes from the original show! Next was the winter show performed at the portsmouth music hall, beauty and the beast. There are no words to describe the level of quality of that show, the costumes as staging were gorgeous. The talent as good as broadway. This year we saw Ragtime, elvis show, and last night saw From here to eternity. All were performed by high quality talent, clever staging aided with projections. In From Here to Eternity, The bombing scene was just incredible. You thought the room shook and the slow motion movement of the actors was stunning. We have tickets to this year's winter show White Christmas. The only problem is the very narrow rows. You can't cross your legs or shift in your seat, and the slant of the room is not enough to see past someone tall in front of you. This hadn't stopped us from going three times this year.

7. Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods

Old Mill Rd, York Harbor, York, ME
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods

Reviewed By FamilyGuy02184 - Braintree, MA

We went to the Wiggly Bridge for something to do other than the beach. It is a short walk to the bridge, and the Steedman woods walk is beautiful. Great little hike for a family or couples.

8. Mount Agamenticus

21 Mount Agamenticus Road, York, ME 03907-3622 +1 207-361-1102
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Mount Agamenticus

Excellent trails for mountain biking and hiking.

Reviewed By hobbittravel - Simsbury, CT

Signs around the look outs well define what is in your view. Display tells the story of the look out.

9. York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

York Beach, York, ME +1 207-363-3883
Excellent
31%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 555 reviews

York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

This amusement park and zoo has something for every member of the family, from a petting zoo and kiddie rides for the tots, to mini-golf and a Haunted House to thrill visitors of all ages.

Reviewed By beachloverUpstateNY - upstate ny

Have been to Maine numerous times but never visited the zoo. The amusement part was closed which was ok by us. Was quite surprised to see the variety of animals in such a small zoo. Birds, monkeys, Bengal tiger, lion, tiger, goats, deer, wallaby, bobcat, swans, ducks, potbellied pig and a butterfly house with lots of species of butterflies and more.....

10. Ogunquit Beach

Beach Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ogunquit Beach

Reviewed By Danielle C

We spent several mornings and evenings enjoying the beach. It is extremely clean and well taken care of. It has beautiful views and the tide creates all kinds of different places to explore as a couple or family with any age children.

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