Area Beaches, Activities

York has three beaches. 

They each have a unique character.

York Harbor Beach 

is the smallest, most beautiful and our favorite. It is just a mile from the Morning Glory Inn. As you relax in that beach chair (we loan them) look to the right.

Perched on the rocks is the Stage Neck Inn Colony and some wonderful homes tucked into the woods of Western point.

Look to the left and you will see glimpses of the "Cliff Path" and a series of grand "Cottages". Enjoy the architecture and the sounds of the  waves crashing on the  rocks.

The Harbor Beach is a favorite among locals and they have secured permit parking on the road into the beach. You can find a spot on York Street near the neighboring park. There is a rest room.



Long Sands Beach 

is much larger.
This is a classic summer beach across from a row of homes and true cottages. It is about three miles long and has a bath house near the center.

There are restaurants and ice cream shops to grab a snack.

There is also a sidewalk, if your ambition is to stretch your legs and breathe some sea air. There is metered parking parallel to the beach.




Short Sands Beach 

is located in the heart of busy "York Beach".

There are shops and little restaurants and even an arcade.

Families have been coming here for generations and the town is filled with folks having a good time in the summer. There is a lot with metered parking. 


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800.526.8172 or cell 774.200.3020

On Bigger 'n Better specializes in SAFETY and FUN. If you have an idea for an ocean related activity not mentioned above,  call them, and see how they can best accommodate your request. 


Isle of Shoals boat

  Isles of Shoals

Steamship Company Cruises 


  Historic Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Tour.  Little known but historically crucial, the legendary Isles of Shoals, located 9 miles off our coast, are an intriguing archipelago of 9 islands steeped with history. Cruise around the these isles as our own historian provides you with legends of years past.

 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.



                     The Ledges Golf Club 

                                   One Ledges Drive 
                                   York, ME 03909 

 "Best Places You Can Play" - Golf Digest

"At The Ledges Golf Club, you'll find hilly terrain and a course literally carved out of the rock on some fairways. Our architect Brad Booth used the ups and downs of our landscape to great advantage here, setting some greens and tees on elevated spots where you can see sweeping vistas of the picturesque New England countryside for miles around. He also created fast and undulating greens that can demand the best out of your short-game skills." 


Cape Neddick Country Club

650 Shore Road
Cape Neddick, Maine


Cape Neddick Country Club is an 18 hole semi-private golf course located just south of Ogunquit in Cape Neddick, Maine. Tee times are available to the public up to seven days in advance whenever space is available. The only restriction is that it’s members only until noon on weekends and holidays.

The Links at Outlook                  

Route 4

South Berwick, Maine 03908



"Enjoy our undulating bent grass fairways and greens, which are surrounded by rolling dunes and scattered sand bunkers that come into play throughout this 140-acre course. Golfers will enjoy many spectacular and breathtaking views that will captivate them while playing our Par 71/6,500 yard championship course.

Architect Brian Silva, "Golf World Magazine's Architect of the Year 1999" designed the layout which makes optimal use of the natural landscape in what was once known as The Outlook Farm. Make no mistake about it, this farm has been totally converted into a Links Style Course like those found across the Atlantic Ocean in Scotland and Ireland. "Built in the Scottish Tradition", The Links at Outlook Golf Course was truly designed to have a flavor of Old Traditional Courses."


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