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8 Beach Street
York Beach, ME  03910

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.


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.











Dining at the Bluff

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

Pub Hours: Beginning on Monday, September 1 our Fall hours in the Pub begin-- Lunch and Dinner in the Pub everyday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM.
Daily Specials in the Pub begin on Monday, November 3rd including the popular "Burger Mondays"

Weekend specials in the Pub: Prime Rib and BBQ Ribs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Special Event Dining:  The first special dining event of this season will be held in the Grill on Friday, November 14th.  Details on the Beer Tasting Dinner will follow shortly.  Reservations required.  Call soon so you won't miss this special dinner and tasting.

Wedding Specials

2015 dates are filling up fast!! 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! Sundays are a great alternative with cost savings and options.


Tis the Season to Throw a Party

Allow the Meeting House to make your evening "merry and bright" with our delicious menus, beautiful festive decor and superior service for your holiday celebration. We are delighted to offer personal and attentive assistance in planning and organizing your event to make it the toast of the season!! Contact our Event Coordinators to plan your holiday gathering today.  Book your reservation by November 15th and receive a fee waiver for the ballroom.








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