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Beautiful Rental Houses for Your York Beach Visit

York Beach is a lovely beach town on the east coast of Maine. You can get extra enjoyment out of a vacation in York Beach by staying in a rental house, cottage, or condo. These lovely properties include many facilities to make you feel more comfortable. Perks such as free parking, washing machines, pools, and outdoor grills are often included.

The Beach Is the Place to Be

The beach is divided into two areas by a peninsula that is home to a lighthouse. The Long Sands Beach is to the south and Short Sands is to the north. As their names imply, the Long Sands Beach is larger than the Short Sands Beach though both have their advantages. Long Sands beach has a designated area for surfing. Both beaches have metered parking areas, but it is harder to find a spot at Long Sands Beach. Both beaches also have their own bathhouses and lifeguards on duty from late June to Memorial Day. Long Sands Beach is located near houses and hotels which is nice for those staying at those properties. Short Sands Beach is located in walking distance to the downtown area, which is convenient if you want to grab lunch, play in the arcade, or stroll through the beach shops.

Visit Nubble Lighthouse

This lighthouse is accessible by driving or via a short walk. While you cannot go inside the lighthouse, it is still fun to look at, paint, or photograph. Parking is available near the lighthouse. You can walk around Nubble or walk on the trail on the south side to the shore. The adventurous may enjoy climbing on the giant rocks on the shore. You can bring a picnic lunch and go fishing if you choose to. In addition, a gift shop and restroom facilities are available.

Wild Kingdom Is Fun for All

York’s Wild Kingdom is part zoo and part amusement park. With many animals from all over the world, the zoo is known for its exotic species, including a White Bengal Tiger. This venue also has a variety of family rides, a haunted house, paddleboats, miniature golf, and a picnic area.

Weather in York Beach

The weather at York Beach is pleasantly warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average winter temperatures are in the low 30s but can dip below 0F at times. Additionally, the area gets up to 49 inches of snow each year. The summer, however, is much warmer. The average summer temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s with highs in the 80s and 90s on some days. Spring and fall are moderate with temperatures in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The best time to visit York Beach is in the summer when all of the attractions are open and the weather is warm. If you do not like the crowds, you may choose to visit in the shoulder seasons of late spring or early fall.

How to Get to York Beach

York Beach is easily located off of U.S. Route 1, on the coast of Maine. It is easily accessible by car though the road can get a little backed up at peak times. Rental cars are ideal for those who wish to pack extra items for their vacation and do not have a sufficiently sized vehicle of their own. If you wish to fly into the area, the Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire is the closest. It is only about 15 miles from York Beach. Train travelers can get off of the train in Wells, Maine, only 11 miles from York Beach. This is a fun beach town to visit.

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                                                                                                      Recent York Harbor Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Wedding Guest House

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                                                                                                      What an amazing house...perfect for 14 of our international wedding guests in York, Maine...most of whom were visiting the States for the 1st time! Was the perfect layout for people to have their own privacy but also to socialize, whether while cooking in the kitchen, having cocktails on the beautiful porch or roasting marshmallows in the fire pit out back. Even my husband and I saved a room for ourselves for our wedding night and loved waking up to a view of the York River from the top floor! The kitchen had every supply our guests needed and more. There were plenty of beach towels and chairs for guests to use to walk to the Harbor Beach. Absolutely beautiful house and wish I could get married again just so we could stay here again with all our friends! Thanks for everything!
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                                                                                                      The best of York - Beach & Town

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                                                                                                      The location of this home is ideal. It sits in a quiet residential neighborhood, has a great big private backyard with both a horseshoes court & a fire pit, but is less than a ten minute drive from the beautiful beaches of York. The owner clearly takes great pride in & care of this property, & it is furnished in a comfortable, up to date & homey manner. The finished basement, the abundance of beds and televisions & the big backyard provide plenty of space for even a large group of friends & family to spread out & relax. The guide book provides outstanding recommendations for both restaurants & local activities. Thank you, Joseph, for welcoming us into your lovely home!
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                                                                                                      Grand Maine seaside cottage

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                                                                                                      Our family loves this rental. It is our 3rd time there and we hope to return in 2years. However, here are a few comments/suggestions that need consideration: Monday to Monday rental is not practical when some family members come from the Midwest. We hope you consider going back to the Sunday to Sunday schedule. The air conditioning units needed cleaning. The mattress in the sleep sofa in first level bedroom was uncomfortable. Some of the springs have given. The carpet at the top of the stairs between 1st and 2nd level needs to be secured. Though not yet crucial, someone could trip on It if not nailed down or stapled. There were a few sheets missing on 2 beds, no dish towels in the kitchen, which were readily supplied by housekeeping upon request. Service was excellent, house was spotless, with the exception of the air conditioners. It would be nice to have a fan for the porch dining area. There appears to be a humidity problem in the first level bedroom. Some windows need washing in the house. I do hope that these comments are helpful in your attempt to maintain the high quality to which you pride yourselves. We do hope to return in the future.
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