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We can just picture it now. That perfect moment when you hear the waves of Short Sands Beach crashing in the distance. We listen to people “oooh” and “ahhh” on the Ferris wheel. And we smile as beach-goers stroll the streets of York Beach—all with ice cream in hand, of course! Take a peek at some of our favorite things to do in York, Maine. Ahh…summer by the coast! 

From exploring historic homes to indulging in a tasting at an award-winning distillery, York, Maine has a variety of fun activities to offer!

Old York Historical Society

Explore southern Maine’s largest museum of historical properties, at Old York Historical Society—located in the heart of York Village! Cool off in a colonial gaol, take a tour through a historic house, or browse Old York’s exceptional collection of early Maine decorative arts. Open for the 2023 season through October 29. For more information visit oldyork.org.

York Harbor Marine

York Harbor Marine has been serving the Southern Maine and New Hampshire seacoast boating community for over 50 years, offering new and pre-owned inventory, as well as expert boat service!

Wiggly Bridge Distillery

Wiggly Bridge Distillery was founded by a father and son team in their hometown of York, Maine. With a distillery located on Route One and a tasting room at York Beach, Wiggly Bridge Distillery serves unique spirits that are all made in small batches, with the highest standards, to ensure the finest products (winning this local father/son duo many awards)! We can order online and enjoy shipping to most states! Shop locally online here.

George Marshall Store Gallery

The George Marshall Store Gallery is a contemporary art space exhibiting a rotating selection of works by artists from Maine and New England. Located in a 19th century general store overlooking the York River, the gallery delivers coastal scenery and history both inside and out. Open and free to visit Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by appointment. More information at www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

ARROWHEADS ESTATE

CAPE NEDDICK COUNTRY CLUB

CHASES’ GARAGE

FUN-O-RAMA

LEDGES GOLF COURSE

RIVER CURRENT GALLERY

SAYWARD WHEELER HOUSE

TAKE FLIGHT

YORK ART ASSOCIATION

YORK TROLLEY COMPANY

YORK’S WILD ANIMAL KINGDOM


COOL SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

INN ON THE BLUES

SANDDOLLAR BAR & GRILL

LOBSTER IN THE ROUGH


York Maine Travel Guide

LOCAL SPOTS WE LOVE:

SHORT SANDS BEACH

LONG SANDS BEACH

WIGGLY BRIDGE

MOUNT AGAMENTICUS

HIGHLAND FARM PRESERVE

FISHERMAN’S WALK


Dine by the water during summer, or indulge in a cozy dinner inside come winter… There are some wonderful spots to enjoy a dinner out on the town in York!

The Central Restaurant & Bar

The Central Restaurant & Bar is a casual, American Restaurant that features seasonally-inspired menus with a blend of cultures and flavors. The Central’s full bar features Maine craft beer, wine, and cocktails, while its affordable seasonal menu features handcrafted preparations that are simple, quick, healthy, and delicious.

The Deck at Dockside

Relax and revel in panoramic views of York Harbor while enjoying great spirits and food at The Deck at Dockside! This seasonal establishment offers an unparalleled destination at which to anchor, eat, and drink. Wharf dining features salads and proteins, fried and steamed clams, burgers, lobster rolls and weekly rotating specials. Open for lunch and dinner—7 days a week from 12pm-8pm (weather permitting).

Dockside Restaurant

The Dockside Restaurant is a family-owned, waterfront restaurant and private event venue in beautiful York, Maine. Visit the restaurant for classic New England fare, from Maine lobster to ribeye steak, and unparalleled coastal views of the Harbor. Reservations are recommended and dining options include porch, patio, or picnic style on the lawn.

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

CLAY HILL FARM

DANTE’S DETROIT PIZZA

FOX’S LOBSTER HOUSE

FRANKIE & JOHNNY’S

GASKINS BARBEQUE

THE GOLDENROD

INN ON THE BLUES

GUAC-N-ROLL

LOBSTER IN THE ROUGH

MIMMO’S

NICK’S STEAKHOUSE

SAND DOLLAR BAR & GRILL

STONES THROW

TAVERN AT CHAPMAN COTTAGE

WALKER’S

WILD WILLY’S BURGERS

WOODY’S

YORK 54.


In the mood for a hearty breakfast, sandwiches to bring to the beach, or delicious, casual food on-the-go?? Take a peek at some local spots we love!

Nectar Cafe at Bell Farm

Established in 2020, Nectar Cafe is a breakfast & lunch-focused food and coffee/beverage trailer located at the serene Bell Farm Shops on Route 1 in York, Maine. Nectar Cafe currently offers melty breakfast sandwiches & burritos, delicious superfood smoothies, Lovebirds donuts & other treats, creative lunch specials, seasonal local fresh lobster, and freshly roasted local coffee from Atomic Roasters—including a full espresso bar equipped with seasonal specialties!

The Deck at Dockside

Relax and revel in panoramic views of York Harbor while enjoying great spirits and food at The Deck at Dockside! This seasonal establishment offers an unparalleled destination at which to anchor, eat, and drink. Wharf dining features salads and proteins, fried and steamed clams, burgers, lobster rolls and weekly rotating specials. Open for lunch and dinner—7 days a week from 12pm-8pm (weather permitting).

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

DANTE’S DETROIT PIZZA

FOX’S LOBSTER HOUSE

GASKINS BARBEQUE

THE GOLDENROD

GUAC-N-ROLL

INN ON THE BLUES

LOBSTER IN THE ROUGH

ST. JOE’S COFFEE

SAND DOLLAR BAR & GRILL

WILD WILLY’S BURGERS

WOODY’S

YORK 54

STONEWALL KITCHEN CAFE


Sweet treats in the mornings…

Sweet treats in the afternoon…

Sweet treats after dinner… We love it all!! Here in York, the delicious desserts will not disappoint!

Nectar Cafe at Bell Farm

Established in 2020, Nectar Cafe is a breakfast & lunch-focused food and coffee/beverage trailer located at the serene Bell Farm Shops on Route 1 in York, Maine. Nectar Cafe currently offers melty breakfast sandwiches & burritos, delicious superfood smoothies, Lovebirds donuts & other treats, creative lunch specials, seasonal local fresh lobster, and freshly roasted local coffee from Atomic Roasters—including a full espresso bar equipped with seasonal specialties!

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

DUNNE’S ICE CREAM

HAWAIIAN JIM’S

SWEET JOSIE’S CANDY SHOPPE

THE VILLAGE SCOOP

STONEWALL KITCHEN CAFE


From craft beer and swoon-worthy spirits, visit York, Maine to enjoy a variety of unforgettable local bevs!

Wiggly Bridge Distillery

Wiggly Bridge Distillery was founded by a father and son team in their hometown of York, Maine. With a distillery located on Route One and a tasting room at York Beach, Wiggly Bridge Distillery serves unique spirits that are all made in small batches, with the highest standards, to ensure the finest products (winning this local father/son duo many awards)! We can order online and enjoy shipping to most states! Shop locally online here.

The Deck at Dockside

Relax and revel in panoramic views of York Harbor while enjoying great spirits and food at The Deck at Dockside! This seasonal establishment offers an unparalleled destination at which to anchor, eat, and drink. Wharf dining features salads and proteins, fried and steamed clams, burgers, lobster rolls and weekly rotating specials. Open for lunch and dinner—7 days a week from 12pm-8pm (weather permitting).

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

MY WINE-Y SISTER

SOME BREWING CO.

YORK BEACH BREWING

THE CLOWN WINE SHOP


Sip, sip, ahhhh! Nothing like a morning bev or an afternoon pick-me-up by the coast!

Nectar Cafe at Bell Farm

Established in 2020, Nectar Cafe is a breakfast & lunch-focused food and coffee/beverage trailer located at the serene Bell Farm Shops on Route 1 in York, Maine. Nectar Cafe currently offers melty breakfast sandwiches & burritos, delicious superfood smoothies, Lovebirds donuts & other treats, creative lunch specials, seasonal local fresh lobster, and freshly roasted local coffee from Atomic Roasters—including a full espresso bar equipped with seasonal specialties!

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

ST. JOE’S COFFEE

BALD HEAD COFFEE CO.

STONEWALL KITCHEN CAFE

ANTHONY’S

TEA FOR YOU

THE STRAND CAFE


Whether you’re picking up locally made goods as a souvenir from your travels, or are looking for some unique clothing, accessories, and gifts, York, Maine has a plethora of chic boutiques for shopping all year round!

Bell Farm Shops

Bell Farm Shops is a lovely expansive boutique that carries a variety of gifts, home decor, and wild bird supply.  Be sure to check out their upstairs holiday section which is available all year round, and visit the on-site cafe Nectar, for some delicious breakfast sandwiches, coffee, lunch and more! The shop and cafe are set on 2.3 acres that is active with bird life and adorned with perennial gardens.

George Marshall Store Gallery

The George Marshall Store Gallery is a contemporary art space exhibiting a rotating selection of works by artists from Maine and New England. Located in a 19th century general store overlooking the York River, the gallery delivers coastal scenery and history both inside and out. Open and free to visit Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by appointment. More information at www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

CHASES’ GARAGE

DAISY JANE’S

MY WINE-Y SISTER

STONEWALL KITCHEN

THE CLOWN WINE SHOP

THE SHOPS AT CAPE NEDDICK

WHEAT

YORK FLOWER SHOP


Choose the resort life, opt for a boutique hotel experience, or book a rental property for the entire extended family—York, Maine has a lovely selection of beautiful places to rest your head—all year long!

Dockside Guest Quarters

Overlooking southern Maine’s rocky shoreline, Dockside Guest Quarters offers unpretentious New England getaways! From the moment you check in, you’ll feel as if you have been swept away to utopia. Enjoy spectacular harbor views and savor delicious New England fare at this beautiful family-owned property.

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

CLIFF HOUSE

INN ON THE BLUES

STAGE NECK INN

STONES THROW HOTEL

YORK HARBOR INN

VIEWPOINT HOTEL

SALT & SHINE VACATION RENTALS


Ready to relax and recharge?? Let the spas, salons, beauty boutiques, and wellness destinations of York pamper you endlessly…

RISE Wellness

RISE Wellness Collective is a group of independent practitioners who work within a warm, energetically-aligned space to optimally support their clients, colleagues and wider community. Our practitioners offer a wide array of modalities including Psychotherapy, Midwifery, Nutrition, Massage, Reflexology, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Awareness Coaching & Meditation, Shamanic Counseling, Energy Healing, Reiki, Psychic Medium, Tarot Readings, Yoga, Feng Shui, Cold Water Dipping, Holistic Remedies and Forest Bathing. We are confident that you will find multiple ways to access your own wellness and leave ready to RISE!

OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

AMANDA MCCARTHY BEAUTY

AMEDAY NAILS & SPA

CLIFF HOUSE

COASTAL AESTHETICS

EUPHORIA

HARBOR HAIR CO.

LAVISH BROW BEAUTY

MODERN PRISCILLA SPA

THE OPAL SOCIETY

VILLAGE ACUPUNCTURE


Pop up yoga classes on the beach? Daily strength and cardio workouts?? If you’re craving movement, take a peek at some local fitness studios in York, Maine!

LOCAL SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

CROSSFIT HARPOON

KOAN WELLNESS

YOGA ON YORK

CIDER HILL YOGA


Home sweet home could be closer than you think!

Anchor Real Estate

Based in York, Maine, Anchor Real Estate is a full-service real estate firm composed of highly successful and motivated individuals working collaboratively to serve its clientele in reaching their real estate goals. They are knowledgeable, community involved agents who have a passion for the lifestyle and the communities in which they live and work.

In the spirit of our community involvement, Anchor Real Estate donates a portion of each transaction commission to a local charitable cause chosen by our clients, including but not limited to individuals in need, non-profit foundation, school or food pantry.

The Anchor Real Estate team looks forward to working with you! Get in touch!