Jones Beach (2400 Ocean Pwy., Wantagh) is the crown jewel of Long Island beaches. It has everything you need in a beach: sand, sun, surfing, major concerts, free music nightly, fishing piers, boardwalk, games, volleyball and umbrella rentals.
Surfers prefer the waters by the jetty near West End parking field 2. Surfing is permitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp
Latin music, Surfing, Playground, Fishing Venues, Miniature Golf, State park, State beach, Miniature Golf, Amphitheater
Call; $10 per car daily May 26-Sept. 9; $8 weekends and holidays Apr. 7-May 20 and Sept. 15-Nov. 4
7 ocean beaches (6.5 miles); part of a 2,413-acre park. Zachs Bay beach, boardwalk band shell, 4 basketball courts,9 beach volleyball courts for rental, 2-mile boardwalk/health walk, surf chairs for the disabled (Fields 2, 6 and Central Mall), beach ramp at Field 6 and Central Mall and West Bathhouse, multi-use bike path along Wantagh and Ocean Parkways including year round bicycling on the boardwalk, day use slips at the Boat Basin, picnic areas, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater concert venue, paddle tennis, equipment rentals, miniature golf ($5), 4 finger piers, surf casting, 2 league softball fields (permit), shuffleboard courts, bocce courts, outdoor ping pong and corn hole bases, food concessions. The nature center at West End 1 with displays, hands-on children's activities and programs; call 516-780-3295; open all year 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends and holidays and Wed.-Fri. and holidays May 26-Labor Day.
Daily, hours vary
Lots 4,6,10 and West End 2 open all year
6.5 miles on ocean (8 beaches); part of a 2,413-acre park
May 26-Sept. 16, call for hours.Website Add an event Correct this listing
Magic of Lights Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY