Long Island beaches

Jillian Waters, 3, Selden and friend Adam Kahn,

(Credit: Cheryl Waters)

Long Island is home to miles of some of the best beaches in the country, many with restaurants, snack bars, showers, hiking trails, entertainment programs, picnic areas and more.

More ways to beat the heat: Waterslides, Sit outside and have a drink, Best beaches for kids, Best spots for surfing, Public swimming pools

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    Sunset from Cupsogue Beach, at the west end

    Cupsogue Beach County Park County beach, County park, Beach, Park, Kids Dune Rd. Westhampton Considered by nature watchers to be an excellent spot to catch wild seals in action, ...

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    Eugene Nickerson Beach offers visitors much more than

    Eugene Nickerson Beach County beach, Beach, Swimming, Kids, Playground 880 Lido Blvd. Lido Beach Cabanas, 2 pools (fee), 2 tennis courts, basketball court, playgrounds, handball and paddleball, snack bars, ...

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    Meschutt Beach fills up on a hot day.

    Meschutt Beach County Park County park, County beach 1 Canal Rd. Hampton Bays By day this attractive beach is a family frenzy. Once the afternoon heat has passed ...

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    There?s always a friendly face to welcome you

    Smith Point County Park County beach, County park County Road 46 Shirley There’s a lot going on at this beach, but somehow it maintains its relaxing atmosphere ...

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