The York'sYork is a small picturesque coastal community. To say you're from York isn't enough. People around here want to know which one! York's 66 square mile area is divided up into four distinct communities; York Village, York Beach, York Harbor, and Cape Neddick.
Picturesque York Village is sometimes referred to as "Old York". There you may visit many buildings maintained by the Old York Historical Society, including the Old Gaol (Jail) Museum, where people love to have their picture taken in the stocks on the front lawn.
York Village ~ Granite civil war monument in the middle of the triangle in the village.
York Village ~ First Parish Congregational
York Village ~ Old Gaol (Jail) Museum
The York Beaches
Not just one! There's Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, The Harbor Beach, and Cape Neddick Beach. All have there own personalities. Long Sands Beach, 1.5 sandy miles, gentle sloping, great for kids. Short Sands Beach, short but lots to do with a playground for the kiddies, souvenirs shops, places to eat. The Harbor Beach is as quaint as the Harbor itself, a favorite of many locals. Cape Neddick Beach, A small tidal beach with limited space, but unlimited appeal.
Long Sands Beach in front of Sea Spray Cottages. Nubble Lighthouse seen in the background.
York Harbor has beautiful views of the ocean The many boats coming and going, to and from the York River is a must see. Walks across the Wiggly Bridge and along the Cliff Walk is a great way to explore the harbor waterfront.
York Harbor ~ Fishing vessel Sally G returning home to Town Dock #1 after harpooning a tuna fish.
York River looking down towards York Harbor.
York Harbor ~ The Wiggly Bridge was built in the 1930's. The smallest pedestrian suspension bridge in America
Cape Neddick is the home of one of the most photographed and painted lighthouses in the country, Cape Neddick Light or better known as "Nubble Light" for the "nub" of land it sits on. Located in Sohier Park, it attracts visitors from around the world.
Photo by Kristine K. Steven posted on flickr
"Nubble Light House" Cape Neddick Light Station US Coast Guard ~ Erected in 1879 by the United States Light House Service to protect Mariners from the "Savage Rock"
While your there, have a bite to eat at Fox's Lobster House at the picnic tables or inside their dining room. (You can't beat the view of the Atlantic and Nubble form there!)
Check out the Nubble Light Live Web Cam brought to you by Fox's Lobster House.