York Beach, Maine

York Beach is one of Maine’s hidden secrets along its scenic 18 mile coastline, it is located just over the New Hampshire Border and less than fifteen mile north of Hampton Beach, NH.

Lodging in York is varied and accommodating to a number of vacations. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and romantic two day stay at one of the local bed and breakfasts, a week at one of York’s motor inns with the kids or a few weeks at a private cottage, York has answers to all of your lodging questions.

Whether one is looking for a quick bite to eat or something a bit more substantial, York is home to a variety of dining options to suit every taste and budget. From Fried Fish and Clam Shacks to full service dining, southern Maine is the home of fresh “Down East Seafood.”

In addition to the miles of sandy beaches that York has to offer, visitors might want to get out and about away from the water though. Hiking and even bouldering are other sporting options in the area. The most famous place to do local hiking is Mount Agamenticus which offers a mile-long moderate level hike up to a scenic view point.   Visitors may also use bicycles or horses to get up this mountain. Another hike which is less strenuous, although about three times greater in length, is the ocean-side walk along Marginal Way. More adventurouslighthouse2 travelers may consider bouldering at York Harbor Beach . See visualadventures.com for more information.there are a number of attractions that make the town unique and a place you don’t want to miss. York is home to Visitors can enjoy a hike up Mount Agamenticus or a stop at Cape Neddick Light Station, more affectionately known as Nubble Light, one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses. You can also take the kids to York’s Wild Kingdom, the area’s largest zoo and amusement park. The town also feature four 18-hole golf courses.

With York’s boundaries was established the first English city in America. As such, the town has a rich history to discover. The town’s historical society maintains the Museums of Old York, nine museum buildings, a nature preserve, art gallery and restored garden. The museum is also home to one of the first jails on American soil.

The town of York is host to a number of annual events, the largest of which is York Days, a week-long celebration in the midst of summer that includes concerts, tournaments, sandcastle building, fairs and fireworks. The event includes a two-day craft fair along with a road race.