A Day in York Beach

Jeff takes an early morning walk on the beach turning right, passing 2 other RV parks, the Lobster Cove and vintage hotels with adirondack chairs for guests.

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lobster-cove tripadvisor.com

Later I take a walk turning left on the beach and continuing to Nubble Lighthouse and back, an invigorating hour and 15 minute walk.



When I return Jeff makes a grocery store run for doggy poopie bags and a chicken, broccoli, pasta dinner. And then we remember Lobster Cove’s lobster rolls from the last time we stayed here! Jeff returns with a lobster roll, scallops, lobster mac and cheese, corn on the cob and french fries. OMGeezus!!

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



On to Maine… York Beach

Setting up a campsite and packing it up takes us anywhere between 1 ½ hours and 2 hours. We have our own checklist of some 20 steps just for the RV only. The car and tow dolly are another set of even more time-consuming steps. Today is the day we decide to make a checklist for this process as well.

Yep, another foible occurs in our RV adventures! There’s this black pin on the tow dolly. When the dolly is being towed without the car attached, the black pin locks the dolly wheels in place so that the empty tow works as a tow and the wheels stay straight. When the car is attached, however, the black pin needs to be removed so that the trailer wheels can steer. As we begin descending the steep road of the campground exit and entrance, Jeff suddenly remembers that we forgot to remove the black pin! He now has to detach the car completely from the tow dolly in order to remove the black pin. Jeff further discovers that the black pin is bent all out of shape ha, ha, and unusable! The good news is that we don’t need it to tow the car. The bad news is another car is coming up the hill and we are blocking its way.

Finally, on our way, we head southeast through Vermont and New Hampshire to York Beach just within the southeast border of Maine.


We spend the night at Flaggs Resort which we find with the help of our cell phones. The Garmin is not much help. I read some of the nasty reviews about the campground host, but I only experience a very accommodating and helpful person who actually wants to see the dogs’ vaccination records. There are a lot of rules at this campground which specializes in family summer vacations, but none of them are overly ridiculous. We plan on staying here again for a night or two when we leave Acadia National Park for Washington D.C.

Flaggs loopnet.com