York Regional Activities

York's "Harbor Beach"

York, Maine offers travelers three beaches. A favorite is the "Harbor Beach". It's small but gorgeous. As you view the waves lapping in, look left. You will notice the classic rocky coastline of Maine.




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You will also get a peek at the famous "Cliff Path" which winds through some lovely foliage including Rosa Rugosa (Sea Roses). The trail reveals some spectacular mansions and the waves will crash just below your feet.



Famous Long Sands Beach

Long Sands Beach is larger and offers the beach lover stores for snacks and refreshments. Metered parking is provided. Surfers ply the waves here year round. And you will find more space to spread out the beach blanket and to stretch your legs or take a jog.


Popular Short Sands Beach


A little further north and set right in York Beach is Short Sands Beach. For those who want to be near Ellis Park for a grassy area to stroll and especially to be near shops and restaurants, this is the choice. You can enjoy a range of dining - from Mexican, Pizza and Chinese to classic Maine fare. This is where you can buy that box of salt water taffy to bring home - watch it made in a store front. Play some skiball at "Funorama".  


Jonathan's in Ogunquit for fine dining and great entertainment.

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 "As one of the earliest English settlements in the country, York became the seat of government for the Province of Maine and thrived as a center of maritime commerce. Through the centuries, York has remained a destination for people seeking refuge in its natural beauty and pace of life."




Visit the "Old Goal" - a National Historic Landmark. The gaol was a colonial prison building for York County, Maine and served as a jail from 1719 to 1879. The original portion of the jail was constructed using timbers from the earlier York jail built in 1656.



 Visit a 1953 submarine!

The Albacore holds a place in history as the first Navy-designed vessel with a true underwater hull of cylindrical shape that has become the standard for today's submarines worldwide.USS Albacore



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Between Long Sands and Short Sands Beaches, you will find the Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse. Completed in 1879, it may be the most photographed lighthouse in the country.






Harbor Adventures offers sea kayak and bike adventures along the coast of Maine. They are based in York Harbor, along the southern tip of the state and offer departures from the seacoast area of New Hampshire to Kennebunkport, Maine. Call to reserve your adventure. 207.363.8466


 Take Flight!

Explore Maine's largest High Ropes Challenge Aerial Adventure Course.

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Or  "zip" through the Maine woods.

Adventure Zip Tours - by reservation only.

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