About the area:
Pretty York, ME, a popular tourist destination, has miles of coastline with rocky shores and sandy beaches, and York Harbor is its gem. Once a small fishing village, York Harbor became a popular resort community in 1800s. The decades around 1900 saw the construction of many grand Shingle-style “cottages” for which York Harbor is well known. So called York Harbor Beach is a popular summer destination for locals and tourists alike. This sandy beach is where the oft-hiked Cliff Walk originates before meandering northward along the shore passing by many of York’s finer seaside homes. Not far away is another enjoyable walk – Fisherman’s Walk – which runs along the harbor itself, over Wiggly Bridge and into Steedman Woods. York Harbor is also home to several inns and fine dining establishments. Only twenty minutes to Portsmouth, NH, and located midway between Boston, MA, and Portland, ME, about an hour away, museums, dining and more are within easy reach.