Getting Here and Around
It's a scenic six miles to York Beach via the loop road U.S. 1A from its southern intersection with U.S. 1, next the York exit from Interstate 95. But though two miles longer, it's generally faster to continue north on U.S. 1A to Cape Neddick and take U.S 1A south to the village center, home to Short Sands Beach. It's just a mile. Here, U.S. 1A is known as Ocean Avenue as it heads north from York Harbor along Long Sands Beach en route to York Beach village and Short Sands Beach. A trolley along U.S. 1 links the beaches in summer. You can also get from beach to beach on a series of residential streets that wind around Nubble Point between these beaches.
York Trolley Co.. From late June through Labor Day, York Trolley Co.'s bright red trolleys link Short Sands Beach in York Beach village and nearby Long Sands Beach, running along U.S. 1A with a number of stops. Route maps can be picked up throughout York and at the local chamber; fares are $1.50 one-way and $3 for the round trip. You can also connect with a shuttle service to Ogunquit. The trolley is part of the Shoreline Explorer network (207/324–5762 Ext. 2932, www.shorelineexplorer.com), which links seasonal trolleys in southern Maine beach towns from the Yorks to the Kennebunks, allowing visitors to travel between towns without their cars. 207/363–9600. www.yorktrolley.com.
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