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Jones Beach State Park

2400 Ocean Pkwy Wantagh , NY 516-785-1600

Jones Beach (2400 Ocean Pwy., Wantagh) is the

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

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Type:

Latin music, Surfing, Playground, Fishing Venues, Miniature Golf, State park, State beach, Miniature Golf, Amphitheater

Price:

Call; $10 per car daily May 26-Sept. 9; $8 weekends and holidays Apr. 7-May 20 and Sept. 15-Nov. 4

Special features:

Live music

Description:

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.

Hours:

Call

Season:

Daily, hours vary

Parking:

Lots 4,6,10 and West End 2 open all year

Beachfront:

6.5 miles on ocean (8 beaches); part of a 2,413-acre park

Lifeguards:

May 26-Sept. 16, call for hours.

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Event schedule

Sep23

Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY

Sep23

South Shore Audubon Bird/Nature Walk Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY

Oct7

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY

Oct14

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY

Oct21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh , NY