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Grand old summer houses and a famously photogenic lighthouse mark this rocky promontory in York Beach, Maine.




Cape Neddick is a rocky promontory that divides York Beach's Long Sands Beach from Short Sands Beach (map).

On a tiny, rocky island off the tip of Cape Neddick stands Nubble Light (also known as the Cape Neddick Lighthouse), a favorite spot for fishing from the rocks, sunning, and snapping photos of the picturesque, very Maine lighthouse.

A tiny cablecar allows the lighthouse keeper to travel between the island and the mainland, but it's not open to visitors, so you must admire the lighthouse, keeper's house and outbuildings from Sohier Park on the mainland.

Just outside Sohier Park, Fox's Restaurant serves quick meals at the take-out window next to umbrella-shaded picnic tables. The interior restaurant (no reservations) serves more elaborate fare, with wine and beer.

After lunch or dinner, wander eastward uphill along Broadway to Brown's Ice Cream, another Cape Neddick standby, busy day and night with ice-cream lovers cooling at Brown's picnic tables.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, York ME

Above, Nubble Light, Cape Neddick ME.

Below, the take-out window at Fox's Restaurant.

Fox's Restaurant, Cape Neddick, York ME



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