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8 Beach Street
York Beach, ME  03910


From the Today show on NBC:
Short Sands Beach - York, Maine one of the top ten family beaches
in the United States

When you think of Maine, you might envision Bar Harbor, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. And while all of them offer lovely sand and surf, Short Sands Beach wins our vote. Small in size, it's perfect for families with young children, who enjoy calm, clean water (you won't likely see giant waves), lifeguards and restrooms, along with a playground and basketball court. Downtown York Beach is literally right next to Short Sands Beach, too, providing easy access to shops, restaurants, hotels, and attractions, which include York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park. Pack a picnic lunch and head to Nubble Light (Cape Neddick Lighthouse) while you're in the area.

Insider Tip for Families: York Trolley runs between Short Sands and Long Sands for an easy and inexpensive way to explore the area. The Shoreline Explorer's Purple Line picks up from Short Sands to go to Ogunquit - tickets are a few dollars, and kids under 18 ride free.


A Maine Stay for Generations


The Union Bluff Hotel has been keeping a watchful eye over the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. Back then, guests arrived by horse drawn carriage and steam train with their trunks packed for a month long stay. The feeling of the Bluff's old-world charm remains just as strong today. Learn more about our rich history, fantastic lodging and delicious food.











Dining at the Bluff

Grill Hours:  Breakfast 7-11 AM  Served Daily
Dinner  5 PM - Close:  Served Nightly

Pub Hours:  Lunch and Dinner in the Pub Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 AM-10 PM,
Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM - 11 PM
Weekend specials in the Pub: Prime Rib and BBQ Ribs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Wedding Specials

2014 dates are still available!  Contact our Event Coordinators today to create the wedding of your dreams within a realistic budget!  We can help streamline your planning to make it stress-free!











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