Leaving Maine… A Return to York Beach

We will definitely return to Acadia National Park! It is beautiful, serene, fragrant, and spectacular. But today is none of these as we pack-up, secure, empty, hook-up the car and tow, and choose our route toward our next destination, Washington DC. Our first stop is a return to York Beach where we will spend 2 nights this time. We learned from our trek to Maine that travelling all day and spending one night was just too hectic and demanding… pull-up, fill-up, set-up, empty, re-pack, re-secure, hook-up the car tow dolly, and choose a new route… so we adjust our plans and decide to slow down.


We arrive at Flaggs’ in York Beach. Lynn, the manager, is out and about talking with seasonal campers and immediately recognizes me as we pull up. She guides us into our site for the next two nights and makes sure we are level. Since we have full hook-up, Jeff and I prepare left-over refrigerator soup.

Remember, we spent one night here on our way north to Acadia National Park? What you do not know is the horrific Trip Advisor review posted prior to our first arrival. The reviewer bashed the manager, Lynn, but when I call her on the road she is gracious, helpful and personable. All the more reason to stay here again and post my own positive review on Trip Advisor when we leave!

About York Beach

This beach community consists of Long Sands and Short Sands beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding communities are year round homes to some 12, 500 residents. In the summer, however, the population rises to an estimated 52,000 people.

Long Sands Beach is 1.3 miles long. Short Sands Beach is home to “Nubble Light”, located on the north side of Cape Neddick. Cape Neddick Light is locally known as Nubble Light. Construction began in 1876 for $15,000 and was first illuminated in 1879. The lighthouse became automated in 1987. It is a classic example of a lighthouse and also an icon from space. Voyager 1 recorded pictures of earth’s most prominent structures including The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal AND the Cape Neddick Light. (from en. m.wikepedia.org)

York southernmainecoast.com

york map pinterest.com



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