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North of Kittery, south of Ogunquit, "The Yorks" have natural beauty, old New England charm, long beaches, an amusement park and zoo, boutiques, a lighthouse, and plenty of history.


"The Yorks" consists of the neighborhoods of Old York, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick (map).

Old York (or York Village), inland from the beaches, is the historic town center, settled by Europeans in 1624, on the site of the Indian settlement of Agamenticus. If you're interested in American colonial history, don't miss it. The Old Gaol, Old School House, Old York Cemetery, Jefferds Tavern and other historic buildings are well worth a look. More...

York Beach offers you the quintessential middle class New England summer beach resort experience. Its two beaches, Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach, divided by the peninsula of Cape Neddick, have plenty of space for the crowds, even in August. Just inland from Short Sands Beach are typical shops selling candy, ice cream, salt water taffy, T-shirts and other beach attire, jewelry, souvenirs and meals. There's even an amusement park and zoo. More...

Cape Neddick, at the northeastern end of Long Sands Beach, is a promontory crowned by 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. More...

York Harbor, South of Long Sands Beach at the mouth of the York River, is an upscale summer resort with a bit of the flavor of nearby Ogunquit. During its 19th-century heyday, York Harbor's posh reputation rivalled that of such renowned New England coastal summer resorts as Newport RI and Bar Harbor ME. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Old Gaol, York ME

Above, historic Old Gaol in Old York (York Village), Maine.

Below, Nubble Light on Cape Neddick.

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse, York ME
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