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Ocean Waves at Long Sands Beach – Day Nine of 45 Days at York Beach, Maine

Ocean waves at Long Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine

Ocean waves at Long Sands Beach.

Something as simple as the rush of a mighty wave can be so mesmerizing and hypnotic. The ocean seems to draw us to these scenes like a magnet.

Long Sands Beach appeals to people in many ways. It could be the long stretch of sand, the rocky coast or even the places to stay and eat right across the street to make for the best of both worlds. To me, however, there’s nothing like an uncrowded version of Long Sands Beach and those ocean waves crashing to the shore.

Which wave will possess the greatest roar? Which will show promise but then fizzle out? Can the surfers withstand the force of that wave? When the weather warms, who will venture just beyond the sand to experience the energy of those waves? And who will just enjoy those views from the sand as if it was the most entertaining TV show on earth?

Green colored waves at Long Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine

Green colored waves at Long Sands Beach.

As you can see, I love the simple things in life as they often yield the most authentic, satisfying experiences. The vigor of the ocean waves has such a mighty impact on enjoying the sun, sand and sea at Long Sands Beach.

Editor’s note: Just as a reminder, this is day nine 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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