Orient Beach State Park
40000 Main Road (Route 25) Orient, NY 631-323-2440
$10 a car daily June 25- Labor Day; $8 per car daily holidays May 30-June 24 and weekends and holidays Sept. 10-Columbus Day WeekendSpecial features: Saltwater fishing Description:
For the kids: The beach is on Gardiners Bay, so the water is calmer for the kiddies. Kayak launch and rentals are available. The playground is on the beachfront.
Orient Beach is a shell-collecting paradise. "It has the most shells available of any state park beach," says George Gorman, deputy regional director of Long Island State Parks. The picnic areas include barbecue grills.
Also at Orient Beach: 2 sand wheelchairs, pavilion (party rentals available), gazebo, hiking, Roy Latham sel-guided maritime forest trail, Long Beach Trail, bathhouse, showers, comfort station, food concession, surf fishing, bocce, horseshoe area, volleyball, croquet, badminton, shuffleboard and gift shop.Hours:
Park open daily year round 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Mar. 27, then to 6:30 p.m. Mar. 28-May 22 and 8 p.m. May 23 through Labor Day. Swimming permitted 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27-Labor DaySeason:
300-foot beach on Gardiners BayLifeguards:
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27-Labor Day