The frequented Long Sands and Short Sands beaches, as well as more private Harbor and Passaconaway beaches offer a beach experience for all types of beach goers. If you are traveling with family make some time to visit Maine's zoo and exciting amusement park at York Beach. If you just want to get away from it all, explore York's nearby wilderness areas, perfect for day or overnight travel.
Many think of Maine and immediately think of lighthouses. York is home to a couple of Maine's most well known lighthouses. Cape Neddick Light, known to locals as the Nubble Light, was built in 1879. Most pictures of Maine's southern coast lighthouses are actually of the Nubble Light. The Boon Island Light is another well viewed lighthouse. It sits 6 miles off the coast of York Beach and was built in 1811. The Old York Historical Society provides even more history on the area.
Don't miss out on annual events like York Days or the October Harvest Fest. Over the years York has built up its tourism industry and now offers a number of activities for visitors like concerts, horseback riding, biking, golfing, deep-sea fishing, ocean tours and cruises. For whichever reason your vacations bring you to York, Maine you are sure to find fantastic accommodations, great food, and a welcoming community.