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Sunrise at Long Sands Beach – Day Eight of 45 Days at York Beach, Maine

Sunrise at Long Sands Beach, Maine

Sunrise at Long Sands Beach.

I recently featured a York Beach sunset scene post at the Thrifty New England Traveler but, for today will, focus on the opposite end of the day with sunrise at Long Sands Beach.

Yes, many of us like to spend our vacations waking up late but sometimes Mother Nature’s magnificence inspires rising at the break of day to see the regenerative shine of a new day in the form of a sunrise. Locally, Long Sands Beach seems to possess some of the best sunrises, especially by the ocean and with the waves bobbing up and down as if they were approving this spectacular scene.

I took this photo in September 2020 during our stay at the Grand View Inn Hotel & Cottages, directly across the street from Long Sands Beach. It’s a terrific, no-frills place to stay with nice, clean rooms, an indoor pool and an ideal location.

May you be blessed by witnessing a sunrise like this while visiting York Beach. Just be sure to wake up early. It’s worth it!

Editor’s note: Just as a reminder, this is day eight in our series 45 Days at York Beach, Maine Leading to Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Be sure to check out the other York Beach, scenes at the Thrifty New England Traveler/

Get ready for another York Beach photo tomorrow!

For the full story on York Beach, click here.

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