York Beach is a popular holiday resort on the coast of Maine in New England. It offers a taste of traditional life in this area with great food, local festivals and summer events.
York Beach has two main beaches for visitors looking to enjoy water-based activities. Swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, sailing and other water sports can all be enjoyed from your beach house on York Beach. The waters are crystal clear for swimming from the two-mile stretch of sand at Long Sands Beach. Short Sands Beach has amusements, a playground, carousel and arcade. You can watch how Goldenrod’s famous salt water taffy is made and sample their delicious ice cream. There are several local restaurants within walking distance of many York Beach holiday rentals where you can dine on some of the best seafood anywhere. Walkers can stroll along the Wiggly Bridge over the York River or along the Cliff Walk to enjoy this scenic coastline.
The York area has something for everyone to enjoy with a famous lighthouse, historical museums and the largest zoo in Maine. Close to York Beach holiday homes is York Village, York Harbor and Cape Neddick. The 1879 Nubble Lighthouse is said to be the most photographed in the state and the best place to take a picture is from Sohier Park. Close by is Passaconaway Beach which has great rock pools for exploring at low tide. Mount Agamenticus is the tallest mountain on the coast of Southern Maine and is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Views from the 692 foot high summit take in Boston, Cape Elizabeth and Mount Washington. The Museum of Old York is in the heart of York Village and includes the oldest jail in America.
York Beach holiday rentals experience warm humid summers reaching 79°F (26°C) on average in July and August. In winter the temperature drops to well below freezing (12°F or -11°C) although temperatures are moderated by the town’s closeness to the Atlantic Ocean. The area has showers at any time of year with snow in winter.
The nearest international airport to York Beach holiday rentals is Portland International (PWM) Jetport which is about 45 miles away. It has regular flights from American and Canadian cities and is served by Air Canada, Delta, United Express and US Airways. York Beach is easy to reach by car along the I-95. Other international airports in the area are Manchester-Boston Regional (MHT) Airport and Logan International (BOS) Airport in Boston MA.