Article and photo by Eric H., VisitingNewEngland.com
For many, Joan’s Beach and Gift is as much a part of the York Beach, Maine, coastal summertime experience as the beach itself.
Located right off Short Sands Beach, this friendly, seasonal gift shop with narrows isles packs a crowd of people and merchandise that never fail to find each other. More on the classy side rather than tacky, Joan’s Beach and Gift features some wonderful regional gifts, including York Beach and other Maine-theme clothing, lighthouse lamps and clocks, throws, and other home furnishings. With a sweet light candle aroma permeating the modest-sized store and a super friendly staff that returns year after year, Joan’s Beach and Gift is like a good old friend that always offers us something to bring home that will bring back fond memories of our York Beach summer vacations. Additionally, unlike other gift shops that take advantage of a traveler’s wallet, the merchandise at Joan’s Beach and Gift is amazingly affordable. I’ve bought sweatshirts and spring/fall jackets for around $20.00!
Joan’s Beach and Gifts definitely makes our “A” list of New England places to “Shop Local, Buy Local!”
Joan’s Beach and Gift, Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine. Tel. 207-363-4622