Hunt For Sand Dollars On The Beautiful And Easy Long Sands Beach In Maine

When thinking about Maine, a lot of people immediately imagine the coast. Rocky and rough, it’s one of the state’s most defining features. But what some people from away don’t know is that quite a few of our beaches are beautiful and sandy, perfect for a leisurely walk or day in the sun. While we love these areas in the summer, year-round they’re beautiful for explorations. And searching for the elusive sand dollar is a great activity at one southern Maine beach!

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Long Sands Beach in York operates using parking kiosks from May 15th through October 15th each year. Parking is $2 per hour or you can apply for a local parking permit for $40. Senior parking permits are $20. You can learn more about the beach and how to access it by checking out the York Parks and Recreation website. Remember to leave things as you found them when visiting any natural area in the state.

For a different sort of coastal experience, we have another place to explore. Giant’s Stairs Trail is less than a mile but the ocean views will take you far, far away!

Address: Long Sands Beach, 189 Long Beach Ave, York, ME 03909, USA