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Experience One of the Best Views Around in York, Maine!

When choosing your next vacation destination, make sure it's a fun option for everyone! In York, Maine, that choice is The Sands by the Sea Motel. Whether you are choosing a luxury suite for a romantic getaway with your partner, or looking at one of the weekly cottage rentals, The Sands by the Sea Motel has accommodations that fit all of your group's needs. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocky Maine shoreline surrounding you, you may never want to return home. Enjoy a day of sightseeing with a trip to one of the nearby lighthouses, or visit the John Hancock Wharf Warehouse Museum. Schedule a round of golf at the nearby Ledges Golf Club, or just soak up some sun around the onsite swimming pool. Experience an extraordinary Maine vacation when you stay at The Sands by the Sea Motel.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 60 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City York
  • Nearby Water Atlantic Ocean
  • Open Dates May 2 to Oct 21


Do not limit yourself when it comes to beach access during your next Maine getaway. They pride themselves on their proximity to the ocean as they are right across on Short Sands Beach.York has two public beaches, Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach within miles of Sands by the Sea, giving you the space and privacy you yearn for on vacation. Waves crashing against the shore provide a soothing and relaxing soundtrack to enjoy during your stay.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

When planning your next group outing, check out one of the weekly cottage rentals at Sands by the Sea. The motel has a two-bedroom option, as well as a three-bedroom option, perfect for an intimate group of friends or family. Each cottage comes equipped with a full kitchen, living room and a superb seaside location that will make everyone want to return!


Whether your children are young or old, there are activities that all ages will enjoy during your family vacation at Sands by the Sea. Take a trip to York's Wild Kingdom, Maine's favorite zoo and amusement park. If you prefer to stay around the motel, the on-site swimming pool is a great place to hang out on a warm sunny day!


Make your next family reunion an unforgettable event along the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Sands by the Sea. Choose from one of the luxury ocean view suites, or rent a two- or three-bedroom cottage for the week and make sure everyone has enough space. Plan an educational trip to the Old York Historical Society, or reserve your group's place on one of the many harbor cruises.


Lakes and ponds can be fun fishing experiences, but a truly exceptional fishing trip begins with a stay in York, Maine. You are sure to get hooked on the thrill of deep sea fishing, offered by multiple charter companies in the area. Even if you do not get hooked, you are likely to hook your next trophy redfish or pollock.


Picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocky Maine coastline give you an unforgettable experience when celebrating your honeymoon at Sands by the Sea. Choose from premier accommodations including the Seashell Suite. Featuring a private balcony overlooking the glistening ocean water, a full kitchen and spacious living room, you'll never want to leave the luxury of your room.


York offers plenty of walking tour and hiking trail options to help you explore the surrounding area. Take the York Harbor Loop or the Fisherman's Walk and take in all that this captivating landscape has to offer. Or, schedule a whale watching tour with First Chance Whale Watch for a real treat!


Take a break from all your daily responsibilities and unwind in comfort with your sweetheart at Sands by the Sea. This York, Maine destination offers charming accommodations and a prime location near the beautiful coastline for a rejuvenating escape. Spend quality time together at the local beaches, indulge in local cuisine, or just stay onsite and lounge at the pool. It's everything you need in a relaxing and truly romantic vacation.

Villas and Condos

Sands by the Sea features some luxurious Sea Rose Suites, which are perfect for families and groups, or anyone looking for a little extra privacy. Equipped with one or two bedrooms, a full kitchen, spacious living room, and balcony with stunning views, you're sure to feel right at home! Spend your Maine vacation in style with one of these comfortable accommodations!

  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Beach
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Nearest Airports

  • Portsmouth International at Pease Airport (PSM) / 12.7 miles
  • Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) / 35.9 miles
  • Beverly Municipal Airport (BVY) / 43.7 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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