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    Just over an hour north of Boston, located on the Southern Maine Coast, York Harbor is just one of the small villages within the town of York. Others include York Beach, York Village and Cape Neddick.

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    Just over an hour north of Boston, located on the Southern Maine Coast, York Harbor is just one of the small villages within the town of York. Others include York Beach, York Village and Cape Neddick.

    York's rich history, beautiful beaches, great shopping and delicious restaurants make it one of the top vacation destinations in Maine every year.

    In York Harbor, you will find seaside inns and resorts, plus York Harbor Beach with a gentle surf and views of the Atlantic along with the comings and goings of the boats out of the harbor to York River. Walks across York’s Wiggly Bridge on York River or along the Cliff Walk are great ways to explore York’s waterfront and coastline.

    Beach goers will love York’s beaches. Long Sands is best known for its 2 mile stretch of white sand and good surfing action, while Short Sands Beach is popular for its amusement park atmosphere.

    Cape Neddick is a must visit in York. The 1879 Nubble Light is the focal point of Cape Neddick, the most photographed lighthouse in the country arguably.

    York also draws a large golfing crowd each year, with top Maine golf courses like the 18-Hole The Ledges Golf Club or York Golf and Tennis Club. York’s Wild Kingdom will keep the kids entertained with Maine’s largest zoo and an amusement park full of rides, games and mini-golf. Kayakers will enjoy rowing down York River, 13-miles of smooth sailing that flows directly into the Atlantic Ocean.

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