Long Island Beaches

Long Island BeachesOne of Long Island's great treasures has always been its beaches.  Completely surrounding its circumference, Long Island possesses some of the longest and loveliest stretches of sand beaches in the country.  With almost 1200 miles of coastline, few Long Island residents live more than a 15 minute drive from a strip of beach or two.

Long Island’s beaches include some phenomenal facilities available to the public.  From bathhouses to pools, to boardwalks, to food and picnic areas, the following are a list of Long Island’s best beaches and amenities.

Jones Beach State Park

P.O. Box 1000 | Wantagh, NY | (516) 785-1600 | google map

8 ocean beaches (6 miles), Zachs Bay beach, 2 pools (open daily June 24-Labor Day), band shell, 4 basketball courts, 2 mile boardwalk/health walk, surf chairs for the disabled (Fields 2, 6 and Central Mall), beach ramp at Field 6, 4 mile bike path, boat basin, picnic areas, amphitheater, tennis courts, equipment rentals, miniature golf, pitch & putt golf, 4 finger piers, surf casting, bait station, 2 softball fields (permit required), 22 shuffle board courts, and food concessions.  A recent addition to the park is the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center (West End 1) with outdoor and indoor displays, children's activities and programs; call 516-679-7254; open year round 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. weekends and holidays and through the season May 28 to Labor Day - Wed. through Fri. and holidays.

Website Beachfront
www.nysparks.com 6.5 miles on ocean (8 beaches); part of a 2,413 acre park
Information Directions

(516) 785-1600
(631) 321-3510

South end of Wantagh and Meadowbrook parkways
Lifeguards Pitch-And-Putt
May 27th - Sept. 10th Season (April 2 - Nov. 27 - Daily 8 AM - 6 PM during the summer

Gov. Alfred E. Smith - Sunken Meadow State Park

Kings Park, NY | (631) 269-4333 | google map

3-mile beach on Long Island Sound, beach ramp and sand wheelchair, picnic area, umbrella rentals, refreshment stand, 3 playgrounds, showers, 5 softball fields, soccer field, 8 basketball courts, 9 and 18-hole golf courses, putting green, clubhouse, pro shop, driving range, 4-mile nature trail, cross-country skiing and clinic, fishing (permit required for night fishing), 2 miles of bicycle trails, boardwalk, aid station; 1 mile of north end of Suffolk Greenbelt Trail runs through park.

Website Beachfront
www.nysparks.com 3 miles on Smithtown Bay and LI Sound
Information Directions

(631) 269-4333

North end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway
Lifeguards Season
May 27th - Sept. 10th Year round - Daily sunrise - sunset

Smith Point County Park

William Floyd Parkway | Shirley, NY | (631) 852-1316 | google map

On Fire Island, off Shirley, has 5 miles of ocean beachfront, and also houses the TWA memorial. Like Jones Beach, towel space is at a premium in the summer, but for many Eastern Suffolk's South Shore residents, this is "the beach."

Campsites, saltwater fishing, outer beach, sand chair, camping and fishing area, snack bar, playground, picnic area.

Website Beachfront
www.suffolkcountyny.gov 5 miles on Great South Bay
Information Lifeguards

(631) 852-1316
(631) 852-1317

May 27 - Sept. 10 - Daily 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Davis Park

Opposite Patchogue | Fire Island, NY | (631) 451-6100 | google map

On Fire Island, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Patchogue, is this small Brookhaven town beach. It has a general store and marina, and a private restaurant/bar sits at the water's edge, with panoramic views of the ocean and bay.  Beach cottages, many of them passed down for generations, line boardwalks on either side of the beach and a host of regulars, day trippers and boaters make up this cozy community.

Reached by Davis Park Ferry at Sandspit Beach or by private boat, Rest rooms.

Website Beachfront
www.brookhaven.org 800 feet on ocean
Information Lifeguards

(631) 451-6100

10 A.M. - 6 P.M Memorial Day weekend May 27-29
Weekends June 3-18
Daily June 24 - Sept. 4

Ditch Plains

Off Ditch Plains Road | Montauk, NY 11954 | (631) 324-2417 | google map

For surfers, Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk is the place.  This East Hampton Town beach offers little in the way of amenities. But for wave seekers, it has everything they need.

Food stand, sand chair and rest rooms.

Information Beachfront
(631) 324-2417 500 feet on ocean, popular with surfers
Lifeguards

May 27 - June 24 and Sept. 10 - 25 weekends only 9 AM - 6 PM
Daily June 25 - Sept. 5

Our Offices

Elmhurst Office

76-26 Broadway

Elmhurst, NY 11373

Wantagh Office

1897 Wantagh Avenue

Wantagh, NY 11793

East Meadow Office

1856 Hempstead Tpke

East Meadow, NY 11554

Fresh Meadows Office

188-13 Union Turnpike

Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

Syosset Office

40 Underhill Blvd.

Syosset, NY 11791

Lynbrook Office

129 Broadway

Lynbrook, NY 11563

Oceanside Office

2911 Long Beach Road

Oceanside, NY 11572

Long Beach Office

28 E Park Ave

Long Beach, NY 11561

Levittown Office

2694 Hempstead Tpke

Levittown, NY 11756

Merrick Office

55 Merrick Avenue

Merrick, NY 11566

Franklin Square Office

1069 Hempstead Turnpike

Franklin Square, NY 11010

Farmingdale Office

392 Conklin Street

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Westbury Office

838 Old Country Road

Westbury, NY 11590

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