Maine Beaches Feature: Lobsters & Lighthouses

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Lobsters & Lighthouses in York Maine

Maine’s southern coast is a delightful place for dining, shopping, beach walking and romance; this region truly captures the hearts of people around the world. First, imagine the fresh Maine fare, like lobster in a creamy bisque or surrounded by clams, corn and roasted potatoes in the classic lobster dinner, served at picturesque waterfront restaurants or lively family eateries.

The famous beaches -- York's Harbor Beach, Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, Cape Neddick Beach or Kittery's Fort Foster Beach -- contain a community of walkers and explorers who appreciate the beauty of sand, surf. Daytime is glorious; you should get out, too, to watch a glorious sunset or to see the stars light up the night.

Traveling northward along the coast, next up from Kittery is York and its many fun places to enjoy all the seasons. Short Sands and Long Sands beaches are wide, but close to the main street and snack shops. Overseeing the town is the Nubble (Cape Neddick) Light on an island close to shore. People enjoy it with gusto from neighboring Sohier Park in all seasons, especially at an annual Christmas lighting. York Wild Kingdom, an animal park, is great fun for kids and adults. History-minded people will enjoy the Museums of Old York and Jefferds Tavern, hosting many educational and social events for the public.

Shopping in the region yields fun and great bargains for everyone in the family. Popular lodgings are beach and ocean resorts, with sweet services and amenities. This is a cozy place for romantic getaways; enjoy the outdoors and then head off to dinner & music at the delightful Jonathan’s of Ogunquit.

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