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Long Island beaches: Jones Beach, Robert Moses and more

Whether you want to swim, sunbathe or play along miles of fine, white sand or find a quiet spot to surf, fish or look for wildlife, you can dive right in at one of these Long Island beaches.

ASHAROKEN BEACH

ASHAROKEN BEACH, Asharoken Avenue, Fort Salonga, 631-261-7574. Beach
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ASHAROKEN BEACH, Asharoken Avenue, Fort Salonga, 631-261-7574. Beach 535 feet on Northport Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-Sept. 2. Boat ramp, small-boat racks, swim lessons (fees).

ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH

ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH, at end of Atlantic Avenue,
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH, at end of Atlantic Avenue, off Route 27, Amagansett. Beach 700 feet on ocean. Food stand, sand wheelchair, surfing area.

ATLANTIQUE BEACH AND MARINA

ATLANTIQUE BEACH AND MARINA, Fire Island, 631-224-5404. Beach
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

ATLANTIQUE BEACH AND MARINA, Fire Island, 631-224-5404. Beach Half-mile on ocean; small beach on Great South Bay. Showers, food stand, marina, playground, surfing area, volleyball, sand wheelchair, picnic and fishing area.

BAYPORT BEACH

BAYPORT BEACH, Paulanna Avenue, Bayport, 631-224-5404. Beach 50
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BAYPORT BEACH, Paulanna Avenue, Bayport, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. New playground, picnic area and fishing dock.

BENJAMIN BEACH

BENJAMIN BEACH, Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, 631-224-5404. Beach
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

BENJAMIN BEACH, Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, 631-224-5404. Beach On Great South Bay. Ship Wreck Cove activity pool, playground, picnic area, beach ramp, sand wheelchair, basketball court, showers, food stand, restaurant, marina, fishing dock.

BIG ALBERT’S LANDING BEACH

BIG ALBERT'S LANDING BEACH, at end of Albert's
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BIG ALBERT'S LANDING BEACH, at end of Albert's Landing Road, off Old Stone Highway, Amagansett. Beach 300 feet on Napeague Bay. Picnic area reservations required, sand wheelchair, restroom.

CALLAHAN’S BEACH

CALLAHAN'S BEACH, at end of Callahans Beach Road,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

CALLAHAN'S BEACH, at end of Callahans Beach Road, off Route 25A, Fort Salonga. Beach On Smithtown Bay off the Sound. Lifeguards 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends and holiday beginning May 25, then daily June 27-Labor Day. Playground, picnic area, fishing and outside showers.

CEDAR BEACH AND CEDAR WEST BEACH

CEDAR BEACH, Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai. Beach
Photo Credit: Cedar Beach Bar and Grill

CEDAR BEACH, Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai. Beach 3,450 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-Sept. 2. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 29-Aug. 30. Fishing pier, nature center, playground, food stand; swim lessons (fee). CEDAR WEST BEACH, Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai. Beach 3,450 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays June 29-Sept. 2. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays July 3 and July 5.

CEDAR BEACH (BABYLON)

CEDAR BEACH (BABYLON), Ocean Parkway off Wantagh or
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CEDAR BEACH (BABYLON), Ocean Parkway off Wantagh or Robert Moses Parkways, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com Beach ¾ mile on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 29-Sept. 2. Food stand, showers, basketball, handball courts, volleyball, playground, fishing, handicapped-accessible dock, surfing areas.

CENTERPORT BEACH

CENTERPORT BEACH, off Little Neck Road, 631-261- 7574.
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CENTERPORT BEACH, off Little Neck Road, 631-261- 7574. Beach 230 feet on Northport Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-Sept. 2. Picnic and pavilion area, playground, shower, car-top launching (no motors), boat ramp and swim lessons (fees).

CENTRE ISLAND BEACH

CENTRE ISLAND BEACH, off Bayville-Centre Island Road, Bayville,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

CENTRE ISLAND BEACH, off Bayville-Centre Island Road, Bayville, 516-624-6123, oysterbaytown.com Beach 350 feet on Oyster Bay Harbor, 650 feet on Long Island Sound. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-June 16, daily June 23-Sept. 2. Outdoor showers. Open to all.

CHARLES E. RANSOM BEACH

CHARLES E. RANSOM BEACH, off Bayville Avenue, Bayville,
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CHARLES E. RANSOM BEACH, off Bayville Avenue, Bayville, 516-624-6160, oysterbaytown.com Beach 800 feet on Sound. No lifeguards or swimming. Long Island Sound overlook, playground. Open to all.

COOPERS BEACH

COOPERS BEACH, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0247. Beach
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

COOPERS BEACH, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0247. Beach 500 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday, May 25-June 23, daily June 24-Labor Day. Drop-off free, permit or day pass required for parking. $50 a day nonresidents; summer nonresident visitor pass $450 for the season. Concession stand, bathrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals.

COREY BEACH

COREY BEACH, Corey Avenue, Blue Point. Beach 500
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

COREY BEACH, Corey Avenue, Blue Point. Beach 500 feet on Great South Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-Sept. 2. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 29-Aug. 30. Food stand, playground; swim lessons (fee).

CRAB MEADOW BEACH

CRAB MEADOW BEACH, off Waterside Avenue, Northport, 631-261-7574.
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

CRAB MEADOW BEACH, off Waterside Avenue, Northport, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,060 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-Sept. 2. Picnic and pavilion area, playground, restaurant, snack bar, boardwalk, outdoor shower, car-top launching (no motors), beach wheelchair.

CRESCENT BEACH (HUNTINGTON)

CRESCENT BEACH, off Crescent Beach Drive, Huntington, 631-261-7574.
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CRESCENT BEACH, off Crescent Beach Drive, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekends and holiday May 25-Sept. 2, daily June 24-Aug. 2.

CRESCENT BEACH (SHELTER ISLAND SOUND)

CRESCENT BEACH, Shore Road off West Neck Road.
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CRESCENT BEACH, Shore Road off West Neck Road. Beach 600 feet on Shelter Island Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-Labor Day. Parking permit required, no day passes allowed.

CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK

CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK, Dune Road, Westhampton, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks,
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK, Dune Road, Westhampton, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks, 631-852-8111. Beach 1 mile on Moriches Inlet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 25-Sept. 2. Sand wheelchair, restrooms, snack bar; camping on bay side, off-road vehicles require permit. Fee Parking $9 Green Key card holders; $18 Non-Green Key card holders; Seniors/Handicap/Vol./Aux. Police/CERT/Vet with Green Key card free weekdays only (excluding holidays).

DAVIS PARK

DAVIS PARK, opposite Patchogue, Fire Island. Beach 800
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

DAVIS PARK, opposite Patchogue, Fire Island. Beach 800 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Weekends May 25-June 23; daily June 29-Sept. 2. Reached by Davis Park Ferry at Sandspit Beach or private boat. Restrooms.

DITCH PLAINS

DITCH PLAINS, off Ditch Plains Road, Montauk. Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

DITCH PLAINS, off Ditch Plains Road, Montauk. Beach 500 feet on ocean; great surfing. Food stand, sand wheelchair, restrooms.

EAST ISLIP BEACH

EAST ISLIP BEACH, Bayview Avenue, East Islip, 631-224-5404.
Photo Credit: James Carbone

EAST ISLIP BEACH, Bayview Avenue, East Islip, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Outside showers, playground, picnic area, fishing dock, kayak and paddleboard camp and lessons (fee).

EUGENE NICKERSON BEACH

EUGENE NICKERSON BEACH, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach,
Photo Credit: Kristen Luce

EUGENE NICKERSON BEACH, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, 516-571-7700, nassaucountyny.gov Beach Half-mile on ocean. Lifeguards mid-June to Labor Day. Cabanas (fee), 2 pools (fee), 2 tennis courts, soccer fields (fee), basketball court, playgrounds, handball and paddleball, snack bars, 74 campsites for RVs (fee), picnic area (fee, reservation), surf casting (fee, permit required), skate park, recreation program, register by May 21, 516-572-0245, space limited. Fee Parking $14 a day Memorial Day-Labor Day; without pass, $37.

FLEETS COVE BEACH

LEETS COVE BEACH, off Fleets Cove Road, Huntington,
Photo Credit: Rebecca Cooney

LEETS COVE BEACH, off Fleets Cove Road, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,600 feet on Centerport Harbor. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-Sept. 2. Playground, shower, small-boat racks (fee).

FLYING POINT BEACH

FLYING POINT BEACH, on Flying Point Road, Water
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

FLYING POINT BEACH, on Flying Point Road, Water Mill. Beach 250 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Showers, restrooms, food stand, volleyball.

FOSTER MEMORIAL BEACH

FOSTER MEMORIAL BEACH, 1000 Long Beach Rd., Sag
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

FOSTER MEMORIAL BEACH, 1000 Long Beach Rd., Sag Harbor. Beach 1 mile on Peconic Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Showers, benches, food stand, overlook platform, sand wheelchair, restrooms.

GEORGICA BEACH

GEORGICA BEACH, end of Apaquogue Road and Lily
Photo Credit: Leah Buletti

GEORGICA BEACH, end of Apaquogue Road and Lily Pond Lane, easthamptonvillage.org/beaches.htm, 631-324-4150. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 and Sept. 7-8, then daily June 17-Sept. 2. Restrooms.

GILGO BEACH

GILGO BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com Beach
Reader Photo Credit: Tara - Amityville

GILGO BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com Beach 7 miles on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 29-Sept. 2. Surfing, fishing, handicapped-accessible docks, food stand, picnic area, playground, surf lessons, volleyball, basketball, marina.

GIN BEACH / EAST LAKE DRIVE BEACH

GIN BEACH / EAST LAKE DRIVE BEACH, off
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

GIN BEACH / EAST LAKE DRIVE BEACH, off Route 27 end of East Lake Drive, Montauk. Beach 300 feet on Block Island Sound. Food stand, restrooms.

GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH

GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH, Browns Road, Huntington, 631-261-7574.
Photo Credit: Nina Ruggiero

GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH, Browns Road, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Beach 400 feet on bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 25-Sept. 2. Playground, shower, small-boat rack (fee).

GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK

GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, at north end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, 631-269-4333, parks.ny.gov. Beach 3 miles on Long Island Sound. Lifeguards May 25-Sept. 15, call for hours. Swimming, beach ramp and sand wheelchair available, picnic area, playgrounds, 27-hole golf course, refreshment stands, beachfront catering hall 631-269-6850, biking and running trails, fishing (night fishing to Dec. 31, by permit), first aid station in swimming season. Fee $10 a car daily May 25-Sept. 8; $8 weekends and holidays April 1-May 19 and Sept. 14-Nov. 3. For more park amenities, see State Parks.

GREAT GUN

GREAT GUN, Opposite Center Moriches, Fire Island. Beach
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

GREAT GUN, Opposite Center Moriches, Fire Island. Beach 800 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thur.-Mon. (closed Tue.-Wed.) July 3-Sept. 2. Reached by private boat. Restrooms.

HARRY TAPPEN BEACH

HARRY TAPPEN BEACH, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing, 516-674-7100,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

HARRY TAPPEN BEACH, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing, 516-674-7100, oysterbaytown.com Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June 22-Sept. 2. Swimming in Hempstead Harbor, restaurant, picnic area.

HECKSCHER STATE PARK

HECKSCHER STATE PARK, take Southern State Parkway east
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

HECKSCHER STATE PARK, take Southern State Parkway east to south end of Heckscher Parkway, East Islip, 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov. Season All year. Beach 1.2 miles on Great South Bay. Lifeguards June 22-Labor Day; call for hours. 2 beach areas. com Fee $8 a car weekends 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6-May 19; daily May 25-June 21; $10 daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22-Labor Day; $8 a car weekends 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7-Oct. 14.

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, 164 Old Montauk Hwy.
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, 164 Old Montauk Hwy. (Route 27), 4 miles west of hamlet of Montauk. Season All year, sunrise-sunset. Beach 2 ½ miles on ocean. Lifeguards May 25-Sept. 8, Call for hours. Playground, 3 sand wheelchairs, 2 picnic areas, general store (hours vary). June 27-Aug. 29: Sand castle contests, 9:30 a.m. Thur. Fee $10 a car daily, May 25-Sept. 8.

HOBART BEACH

HOBART BEACH, Birmingham Drive, Eatons Neck, 631-261-7574. Beach
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

HOBART BEACH, Birmingham Drive, Eatons Neck, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,725 feet on Huntington Bay. Lifeguards May 25-Sept. 2, daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Boat ramp (fee), playground, showers.

INDIAN WELLS BEACH

Indian Wells Beach is for East Hampton Town
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Indian Wells Beach is for East Hampton Town residents only. Other beaches, including two open to day visitors, are accessible to all with seasonal parking permits (residents free). Get permits weekdays at town clerk's office or at Montauk Playhouse. Day visitors can go to Atlantic Beach Mon.-Fri., $25 (no weekends or holidays), or Kirk Park daily, free; 631-324-4142. For information on all beaches and lifeguards, call 631-324-2417 or visit ehamptonny.gov.

IRON PIER BEACH

RON PIER BEACH, Pier Avenue, off Sound Avenue,
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

RON PIER BEACH, Pier Avenue, off Sound Avenue, Jamesport. Beach 480 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23; then daily June 24-Sept. 2. Boat ramp (restrictions, so call ahead), showers, playground, bathhouse, snack shack (hours vary), swim lessons (fee).

ISLIP TOWN BEACH

ISLIP TOWN BEACH, South Bay Avenue, Islip, 631-224-5404
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

ISLIP TOWN BEACH, South Bay Avenue, Islip, 631-224-5404 Beach 150 yards on Great South Bay. Showers, playground, sand wheelchair, picnic area, food stand.

JONES BEACH STATE PARK

JONES BEACH STATE PARK, 2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh,
Photo Credit: Danielle Leef

JONES BEACH STATE PARK, 2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-785-1600, parks.ny.gov Beach 6 ½ miles on ocean; part of a 2,413-acre park, 2-mile boardwalk, Multi-Use bike path that stretches western from Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh to Field 1 to the West End 2 Parking lot, and stretches eastern to Tobay Beach, bathhouse, Splashpad Water Park, beach shops, refreshment stands, the Marine Dining Room, Boardwalk Café, recreation areas and more. Lifeguards May 25-Sept. 15. Fee $10 a car daily May 25-Sept. 8; $8 weekends and holidays April 6-May 19 and Sept. 14-Nov. 3.

KIRK PARK BEACH

KIRK PARK BEACH, off Route 27 just west
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

KIRK PARK BEACH, off Route 27 just west of Montauk village. Beach 500 feet on the ocean. Picnic across from beach, restrooms.

LIDO BEACH

LIDO BEACH, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches,
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

LIDO BEACH, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches, 516-431-6650. Beach 1,554 feet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16, daily June 17-Sept. 2. Outdoor showers, basketball, The Mushrooms picnic area and tables (by permit), playground, tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, paddleboard, volleyball courts, wheelchair platform.

LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Long Beach Road, off Moriches Road,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

LONG BEACH, Long Beach Road, off Moriches Road, Nissequogue. Beach On Smithtown Bay. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday beginning May 25, then daily June 27-Labor Day. Boat ramp, marina, pavilion, fishing, food stand, showers, sailing and motorboats, windsurfing lessons (fee).

MAIDSTONE PARK

MAIDSTONE PARK, at end of Flaggy Hole Rd.
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

MAIDSTONE PARK, at end of Flaggy Hole Rd. off Three Mile Harbor Rd. and Hog Creek Hwy., East Hampton. Beach 400 feet on Gardiners Bay. Picnic areas require reservation, ballfield, pavilion, restrooms; park has its own little cove and secret nooks.

MAIN BEACH

MAIN BEACH, at end of Ocean Avenue off
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

MAIN BEACH, at end of Ocean Avenue off Montauk Highway, easthamptonvillage.org/beaches.htm, 631-324-0074. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 and Sept. 7-8, then daily June 17-Sept. 2. Food stand, beach pavilion, showers and restrooms (lockers sold out).

MECOX BEACH

MECOX BEACH, on Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton Beach 250
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

MECOX BEACH, on Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton Beach 250 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Snack carts, restrooms, volleyball courts and a deck.

MESCHUTT BEACH COUNTY PARK

MESCHUTT BEACH COUNTY PARK, 1 Canal Rd., Hampton
Photo Credit: Newsday / Nina Ruggiero

MESCHUTT BEACH COUNTY PARK, 1 Canal Rd., Hampton Bays, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks, 631-852-8205. Beach 1,000 feet on Peconic Bay. Lifeguards June 22-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Picnic area, playground, snack area, showers, restrooms, sand wheelchair, limited camping. Fee Parking $9 Green Key card holders; $18 Non-Green Key card holders; Seniors/Handicap/Vol./Aux. Police/CERT/Vet with Green Key card free weekdays only (excluding holidays).

MORGAN MEMORIAL PARK BEACH

MORGAN MEMORIAL PARK BEACH, On Germaine Street, at
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

MORGAN MEMORIAL PARK BEACH, On Germaine Street, at end of Landing Road, Glen Cove. Beach 350 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23, daily June 24-Sept. 2. Picnic area, concessions, half-mile hiking trail, beach ramps. Concerts summer evenings and July 4: morganparkmusic.org. Fee Free

NEW SUFFOLK BEACH

NEW SUFFOLK BEACH, on First Street, off New
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

NEW SUFFOLK BEACH, on First Street, off New Suffolk Avenue and Main Street, New Suffolk. Beach 200 feet on Peconic Bay. Lifeguards 11 a.m. -5 p.m. daily June 22-Sept. 2. Boat ramp (with parking permit), playground; beach is popular with windsurfers.

NORMAN KLIPP PARK

NORMAN KLIPP PARK, at end of Manhasset Avenue,
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

NORMAN KLIPP PARK, at end of Manhasset Avenue, off Route 25, Greenport. Beach 728 feet on harbor. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 22-Sept. 2. Boat ramp (with parking permit), playground.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK, 175 W. Shore Rd.,
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK, 175 W. Shore Rd., Port Washington, northhempsteadny.gov, 516-869-6311. Beach ¾ mile on Hempstead Harbor, off the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Bathhouse, basketball, shuffleboard, bocce, volleyball, 2 playgrounds, fishing pier, boat ramp, picnic areas (permit required). Sun. concerts (1 p.m.). Fee Parking fees apply Memorial Day-Labor Day. Annual parking pass $50 residents, $25 seniors, disabled, veterans, volunteer fire and ambulance; daily pass $15 cash, $12 credit card resident; $20 cash, $18 credit card daily nonresident.

OCEAN BEACH

OCEAN BEACH, Fire Island, 631-583-5940 Lifeguards May 25-June
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

OCEAN BEACH, Fire Island, 631-583-5940 Lifeguards May 25-June 23, weekends only; daily June 25-Labor Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. You may not eat or drink on the beach, no pets allowed. Accessible only by ferry, adult fare $10 one way, $19 round trip; ages 2-12 fare $5 one way, $9 round trip.

LONG BEACH

OCEAN BEACH PARK IN LONG BEACH, Entrances between
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

OCEAN BEACH PARK IN LONG BEACH, Entrances between Nevada Avenue and Maple Boulevard, Long Beach, 516-431-1021, longbeachny.gov Beach 4 miles on ocean, 2.2-mile boardwalk. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23, daily June 27-Sept. 2. Boardwalk, restrooms, concessions, food trucks, playgrounds, fishing pier, boat ramp, surfing, free summer concerts, arts and crafts festivals, swim competitions, beach biathlons, races, volleyball, tennis. Buy a beach pass at the gazebo, 150 W. Bay Dr., across from the ice arena, May 6-June 28 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Passes also available at the Beach Park Trailer, 300 W. Broadway, at Laurelton Boulevard beginning May 25-June 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, June 27-Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Visit longbeachny.gov and click summer information for prices and fees.

ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK

ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK, 40000 Main Rd. (Route
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK, 40000 Main Rd. (Route 25), Orient, 631-323-2440, parks.ny.gov. Beach 300-foot swimming area on Gardiners Bay. Lifeguards 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22-Labor Day. Playground, picnic areas with barbecues, 2 sand wheelchairs, pavilion (rental available), gazebo. Swimming permitted June 22-Labor Day. Fee-$8 a car weekends April 6-May 26 and daily May 27-June 21; $10 a car daily June 22-Labor Day; $8 a car weekends and holidays Sept. 7-Columbus Day.

OVERLOOK BEACH

OVERLOOK BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com Beach
Photo Credit: Jason Dunleavy

OVERLOOK BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com Beach ¾ mile on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 27-June 18; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily June 24-Sept. 4. Babylon residents only with recreational pass. Food stand, picnic area, showers, playground, surf casting. Residents can buy an annual recreational pass at Cedar Marina on Ocean Parkway, Phelps Lane Park in North Babylon (May 10-June 23) or Tanner Park in Copiague after June 24; 631-893-2100 or townofbabylon.com for prices and times.

PHILIP B. HEALEY BEACH

HILIP B. HEALEY BEACH, at Florence Avenue, Massapequa,
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

HILIP B. HEALEY BEACH, at Florence Avenue, Massapequa, 516-797-7994, oysterbaytown.com Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-June 16, daily June 22-Sept. 2. Swimming in South Oyster Bay, picnic area, playground, spray park. Town of Oyster Bay residents only.

PIKES BEACH

PIKES BEACH, off Dune Road, Westhampton Dunes, whdunes.org.
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

PIKES BEACH, off Dune Road, Westhampton Dunes, whdunes.org. Beach 400 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Restrooms, handicapped-accessible ramp, sand wheelchair.

PONQUOGUE BEACH

PONQUOGUE BEACH, on Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach
Photo Credit: Nina Ruggiero

PONQUOGUE BEACH, on Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach 600 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Showers, volleyball courts, food stand, chair and umbrella rentals, picnic tables, restrooms, 2 sand wheelchairs.

PRYIBIL BEACH

PRYIBIL BEACH, at end of East Beach Road
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

PRYIBIL BEACH, at end of East Beach Road off Lattingtown Road. Beach 500 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23, daily June 24-Sept. 2. Two volleyball courts, basketball court, playground, picnic tables, concessions, beach ramps. Wheelchair accessible ramp. Swim lessons available.

QUENTIN SAMMIS/WEST NECK BEACH

QUENTIN SAMMIS/WEST NECK BEACH, off West Neck Road,
Photo Credit: John Dunn

QUENTIN SAMMIS/WEST NECK BEACH, off West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,140 feet on Cold Spring Harbor. Lifeguards May 25-Sept. 2, daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aid station, outdoor shower, car-top launching (no motors), small-boat racks (fee) and swim lessons (fee).

REEVES PARK BEACH

REEVES PARK BEACH, at end of Park Road,
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

REEVES PARK BEACH, at end of Park Road, off Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Beach 240 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23; then daily June 24-Sept. 2. Restrooms, swim lessons (fee).

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Robert Moses Causeway, western
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Robert Moses Causeway, western end of Fire Island, 631-669-0449, parks.ny.gov. Beach 5 miles on ocean. Lifeguards Call. Field 5 open all year, beach shop, bathhouses, fishing (night fishing April 1-Dec. 31, by permit), sand wheelchairs, specially equipped playground (Field 5), body-boarding areas, surfing areas (unprotected), first-aid stations. Fee $10 a car daily May 25-Sept. 15; $8 a car weekends and holidays April 6-May 19 and Sept. 14-Nov. 10.

RONKONKOMA BEACH

RONKONKOMA BEACH, Rosevale Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-467-3308 Beach
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

RONKONKOMA BEACH, Rosevale Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-467-3308 Beach 75 yards on lake. Basketball and handball courts, tennis courts, picnic area, outdoor showers, playgrounds, summer camp (fee).

SAGG MAIN BEACH

SAGG MAIN BEACH, on Sagg Main Road, Sagaponack.
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

SAGG MAIN BEACH, on Sagg Main Road, Sagaponack. Beach 1,500 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Showers, restrooms, food stand, sand wheelchair, picnic tables, volleyball courts.

SAILORS HAVEN BEACH

Fire Island National Seashore reached by ferry
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Fire Island National Seashore reached by ferry from Sayville, nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/sailorshaven.htm, 631-597-6183. Beach Oceanfront, 5-minute walk from marina. Lifeguards Weekends Memorial Day-July 4 and daily July 4-Labor Day. Visitor center, restrooms, showers, snack bar, boardwalk trail through Sunken Forest, Wednesday-Sunday ranger-guided Sunken Forest tours, Junior Ranger programs, snapper derby, sand creation contest.

SAYVILLE MARINA PARK BEACH

SAYVILLE MARINA PARK BEACH, Foster Avenue, Sayville, 631-224-5404
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SAYVILLE MARINA PARK BEACH, Foster Avenue, Sayville, 631-224-5404 Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Playground, tennis courts, picnic area, restrooms, shower.

SHELL BEACH

SHELL BEACH, Oak Tree Lane. Lifeguards None. Beach
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

SHELL BEACH, Oak Tree Lane. Lifeguards None. Beach ¾ miles on a peninsula. Parking permit required, no amenities, parts of the beach are protected nature areas.

SHIRLEY BEACH

SHIRLEY BEACH, 19 Grandview Dr., Shirley. Beach 500
Photo Credit: James Carbone

SHIRLEY BEACH, 19 Grandview Dr., Shirley. Beach 500 feet on the Great South Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays only June 29-Labor Day. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays July 3 and July 5. Restrooms, picnic area, playground.

SHOREHAM BEACH

SHOREHAM BEACH, North Country Road, Shoreham. Beach 600
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

SHOREHAM BEACH, North Country Road, Shoreham. Beach 600 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays only June 29-Labor Day. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays July 3 and July 5. Aid station and restrooms.

SHORT BEACH

SHORT BEACH, Off Boney Lane, Nissequogue. Beach on
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

SHORT BEACH, Off Boney Lane, Nissequogue. Beach on Smithtown Bay. Lifeguards 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends and holiday beginning and holiday May 25, daily June 27-Labor Day. Playground, showers, sand chair, beach ramp, food stand, picnic area, pavilion.

SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK

SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK, County Road 46, Shirley,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK, County Road 46, Shirley, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks, 631-852-1313, Beach 5 miles. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 25-Sept. 8. Campsites, saltwater fishing, camping, sand wheelchair, picnic areas, snack bar, accessible playground. Off-road vehicles require permit. Home of TWA 800 memorial. Fee Parking daily May 25-Sept. 8: $9 Green Key card holders; $18 Non-Green Key card holders; Seniors/Handicap/Vol./Aux. Police/CERT/Vet with Green Key card free weekdays only (excluding holidays).

SOUTH JAMESPORT BEACH

SOUTH JAMESPORT BEACH, off Peconic Bay Boulevard, South
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

SOUTH JAMESPORT BEACH, off Peconic Bay Boulevard, South Jamesport. Beach 3,000 feet on Peconic Bay; shallow water. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23; then June 24-Sept. 2. Playground, bathhouse, outdoor showers, food stand, fishing, tennis courts, picnic area, basketball court, swim lessons (fee).

SOUTHOLD TOWN BEACH

SOUTHOLD TOWN BEACH, Route 48, Southold. Beach 960
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

SOUTHOLD TOWN BEACH, Route 48, Southold. Beach 960 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 24-Sept. 4. Boat ramp, playground. Lifeguards: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily June 24-Sept. 4. Annual parking permit $10 for town residents, available at Town Hall, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or by mail, or at southoldtownny.gov, $150 for nonresidents, available at Town Hall. Nonresident daily beach permit costs $25, available at the beach. Nonresident beach permits are for the following three beaches only. For more information, call 631-765-5182 or visit southouldtownny.gov.

STEHLI BEACH

STEHLI BEACH, Bayville Road, Bayville, 516-624- 6125, oysterbaytown.com
Photo Credit: Meghan Giannotta

STEHLI BEACH, Bayville Road, Bayville, 516-624- 6125, oysterbaytown.com Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 22-Sept. 2. Town residents only.

STONY BROOK BEACH

STONY BROOK BEACH, Sand Street, Stony Brook. Beach
Photo Credit: Stony Brook School

STONY BROOK BEACH, Sand Street, Stony Brook. Beach 225 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays only June 29-Labor Day. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays July 3 and July 5. Restrooms.

TANNER PARK

TANNER PARK, Kerrigan Road off Montauk Highway, Copiague,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

TANNER PARK, Kerrigan Road off Montauk Highway, Copiague, townofbabylon.com, 631-893-2100. Beach 300 feet on Great South Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29-Sept. 2. Babylon residents only with recreational permit. Basketball, tennis courts, softball field, fishing pier, boat ramp, showers, picnic area, turf field, boardwalk, spray park, summer concerts at band shell.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL BEACH

THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL BEACH, Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay,
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL BEACH, Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay, oysterbaytown.com, 516-624-6202. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-June 16, daily June 22-Sept. 2. Swimming in harbor, food stand, and picnic area.

TIANA BEACH

TIANA BEACH, off Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

TIANA BEACH, off Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach 1,000 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. Showers, volleyball courts, food stand, picnic tables, restrooms.

TOBAY BEACH

TOBAY BEACH, Ocean Parkway east of Jones Beach,
Reader Photo Credit: Andrea Zaslofsky, Levittown

TOBAY BEACH, Ocean Parkway east of Jones Beach, off Wantagh Parkway, Massapequa, 516-679-3900, oysterbaytown.com Beach 2 miles on ocean, plus some bay swimming in South Oyster Bay. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16, daily June 22-Sept. 2. Food stands, spray park, surfing-soft boarding area, picnic area. Non-residents permitted weekdays, except holidays.

TOWN PARK AT POINT LOOKOUT

TOWN PARK AT POINT LOOKOUT, 1300 Lido Blvd.,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

TOWN PARK AT POINT LOOKOUT, 1300 Lido Blvd., toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches, 516-431-3900. Beach 1,800 feet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 then daily June 17-Sept.2. Food concession, picnic tables, handicap facilities, showers.

TOWN PARK AT SANDS

TOWN PARK AT SANDS, 710 Lido Blvd., Lido
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

TOWN PARK AT SANDS, 710 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches, 516-431-6910. Beach 380 feet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 then daily June 17-Sept.2. Picnic gazebo (by permit only), swings, pool open June 16-Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

TWO MILE HOLLOW BEACH

TWO MILE HOLLOW BEACH, Two Mile Hollow Road
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

TWO MILE HOLLOW BEACH, Two Mile Hollow Road off Further Lane, nwsdy.li/ehbeach. Beach On ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 and Sept. 7-8, then daily June 17-Sept. 2.

VENETIAN SHORES

VENETIAN SHORES, Granada Parkway off Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst,
Photo Credit: Venetian Shores

VENETIAN SHORES, Granada Parkway off Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst, townofbabylon.com, 631-893-2100. Beach 1,200 feet on Great South Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29-Sept. 2. Babylon residents only with recreational permit. Basketball and tennis courts, softball field, fishing pier, boat ramp, showers and picnic area, spray park; food, music, playgrounds, turf field.

W. SCOTT CAMERON BEACH

W. SCOTT CAMERON BEACH, at the end of
Photo Credit: Nina Ruggiero

W. SCOTT CAMERON BEACH, at the end of Dune Road, Bridgehampton. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 29-Sept. 2. This residents-only beach on the Mecox Inlet features a small pavilion, picnic tables, a beach volleyball court and outdoor showers.

WADES BEACH

WADES BEACH, off Midway Road Beach 500 yards
Photo Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney

WADES BEACH, off Midway Road Beach 500 yards on Shelter Island Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 22-Labor Day. Restrooms. Parking permits required.

WADING RIVER BEACH

WADING RIVER BEACH, Creek Road, Wading River. Beach
Photo Credit: Mahala Gaylord

WADING RIVER BEACH, Creek Road, Wading River. Beach 250 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 25-June 23; then daily June 24-Sept. 2. Playground, restaurant across street, restrooms, swim lessons (fee).

WATCH HILL BEACH

WATCH HILL BEACH, Fire Island National Seashore reached
Photo Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

WATCH HILL BEACH, Fire Island National Seashore reached by Watch Hill ferry from Patchogue, nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/watchhill.htm, 631-475-1665. Beach Oceanfront, 10-minute walk from marina. Lifeguards Weekends Memorial Day- July 4 and daily July 4-Labor Day. Visitor center, restrooms, showers, snack bar, marina store, boardwalk trail through salt marsh, weekend ranger-guided canoe tours, Junior Ranger program, evening presentations, snapper derby and sand creation contest.

WEST ISLIP BEACH AND MARINA

WEST ISLIP BEACH AND MARINA, Beach Drive, West
Photo Credit: Flickr/Bob Anderson

WEST ISLIP BEACH AND MARINA, Beach Drive, West Islip, 631-224-5404 Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Restrooms, showers, new playground, picnic area, sailing lessons (fee). Docking for town residents' boats.

WEST MEADOW BEACH

WEST MEADOW BEACH, West Meadow Beach Road, Stony
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

WEST MEADOW BEACH, West Meadow Beach Road, Stony Brook. Beach 1,100 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 25-Sept. 2. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 29-Aug. 30. Restrooms, Aid station, swim lessons (fee).

WIBORG BEACH

WIBORG BEACH, 74 Highway Behind the Pond, off
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

WIBORG BEACH, 74 Highway Behind the Pond, off Dunemere Lane, nwsdy.li/ehbeach. Beach Between the Maidstone Club and Main Beach. Lifeguards No. No restrooms; weekends and holiday May 25-June 16 and Sept. 7-8, then daily June 17-Sept. 2.

WILDWOOD STATE PARK

WILDWOOD STATE PARK, 790 Hulse Landing Rd., north
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

WILDWOOD STATE PARK, 790 Hulse Landing Rd., north of Sound Avenue, Wading River, 631-929- 4314, parks.ny.gov. Beach 2 miles on Long Island Sound. Lifeguards June 22-Labor Day. Two sand wheelchairs, showers, seasonal concession stand and beach store, 5 hiking trails with 14 miles of trails, basketball court, ballfield, campsites (800-456- CAMP/ReserveAmerica.com), sand volleyball pit for campers, picnic area, playground. Fee $8 a car weekends April 6-May 26 and daily May 27-June 21; $10 a car daily June 22-Labor Day; $8 a car weekends and holidays Sept. 7-Oct. 14.

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