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Beaches open on Long Island past Labor Day

Beachgoers at Sunken Meadow in Kings Park.

Beachgoers at Sunken Meadow in Kings Park. Credit: James Carbone

After Labor Day, aka the unofficial end of summer, some area beaches are still open to visitors to enjoy lower parking fees, sun and surf. These beaches still have lifeguards on duty:

JONES BEACH STATE PARK, Wantagh Open sunrise to sunset daily. Realtime parking updates will be posted at parks.ny.gov; 516-785-1600.

Lifeguards: on duty 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Field 6 on duty daily until Sept. 20; Field 2 on duty weekends Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20, Central Mall on duty until Sept. 20; West Bathhouse ocean on duty weekends only until Sept. 20. 

Fee: $10 daily until Sept. 20; $8 weekends after Sept. 20 until mid-November

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Babylon Open dawn to dusk. Parking updates will be posted on parks.ny.gov; 631-669-0449.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; on duty Field 2 and Field 5 daily until Sept. 20; Field 3 and 4 daily until Sept. 13, weekends only after Sept. 13 through Sept. 20

Fee: $10 for parking until Sept.20; $8 weekends after Sept. 20 until mid-November

TOBAY, Massapequa Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends for Town of Oyster Bay residents only, 516-797-4111.

Lifeguards: on duty weekends through Sept. 27

Fee: Free with residency checks

POINT LOOKOUT BEACH, Point Lookout Open to Nassau County residents only, 516-292-9000, hempsteadny.gov.

Lifeguards: on duty 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sept. 27

Fee: Free with proof of residency

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington Open to Nassau County residents only, 516-869-6311, northhempsteadny.gov

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-sundown daily through Sept. 20; no lifeguards on Sept. 15 and Sept. 17

Fee: free for Nassau County residents

MANORHAVEN BEACH PARK, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington Open to Nassau County residents only, 516-869-6311, northhempsteadny.gov

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-sundown daily through Sept. 20

Fee: free for Nassau County residents

LIDO BEACH Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Open to Nassau County residents only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends; 516-292-9000, 

Lifeguards: on duty on weekends through Sept. 27

Fee: free with proof of residency

LIDO BEACH WEST Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Open to Nassau County residents only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends; 516-292-9000, hempsteadny.gov.

Lifeguards: on duty on weekends through Sept. 27

Fee: Free with proof of residency

EUGENE NICKERSON BEACH, Lido Beach Capacity will be capped at 50 per cent parking; nassaucountyny.gov; 516-571-7700.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Sept. 27

Fee: Free

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, Montaukparks.ny.gov; 631-668-2554.

Lifeguards: on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 20

Fee: $10 for parking until Sept. 13; free parking after Sept. 13

GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, Kings Park The beach is open sunrise to sunset daily, parks.ny.gov; 631-269-4333.

Lifeguards: on duty daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Sept. 20

Fee: $10 for parking until Sept. 20; free on weekdays after Sept. 20; $8 weekends after Sept. 20 until mid-November

MAIN BEACH end of Ocean Avenue off Montauk Highway, East Hampton easthamptonvillage.org

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20

Fee: Resident or nonresident beach parking pass required through Sept. 15; Free on Sept. 19-20

INDIAN WELLS end of Indian Wells Highway, Amagansett ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417.

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20

Fee: open to East Hampton town residents only

ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH, end of Atlantic Avenue off Route 27, Amagansett ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417.

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 

Fee: Must have East Hampton resident pass on your car to park at the beach. Nonresidents can walk in but can not park with resident pass on your car.

DITCH PLAINS, off Ditch Plains Road, Montauk ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417.

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 

Fee: East Hampton residents only. Must have resident pass on your car to park at the beach.

KIRK PARK Beach off Route 27, west of the village, Montauk ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20

Fee: must have resident pass on your car to park at the beach; $35 to nonresidents.

SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK, Shirley Open for Suffolk County residents only with proof of residency. Tiki Joe's Beach Club  at Smith Point will be open weekends through September 27; beach hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, suffolkcountyny.gov; 631-852-8111.

 Lifeguards: on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only

Fee: $9 with green key; $18 without a green key

CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK, Westhampton Open to Suffolk County residents only with proof of residency; Tiki Joe's Beach Club open weekends Sept. 12-13;  beach hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, suffolkcountyny.gov; 631-852-8111.

Lifeguards:  on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only

Fee: $9 with green key; $18 without a green key

MESCHUTT COUNTY PARK, 1 Canal Road, Hampton Bays  Open to Suffolk County residents only with proof of residency; Tiki Joe's Beach Club open weekends Sept. 12-13; beach hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily,  suffolkcountyny.gov; 631-852-8111.

Lifeguards:  on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only

Fee: $9 with green key; $18 without a green key

WILDWOOD STATE PARK, Wading River The beach is set on the Long Island Sound. Open sunrise to sunset daily.

Lifeguards: on duty weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Sept. 20; parks.ny.gov; 631-929-4314. 

Fee: Free on weekends; $10 weekends until Sept. 20; $8 on weekends after Sept. 20 until Oct. 12

OCEAN BEACH PARK AT LONG BEACH The 2.2-mile boardwalk will close nightly at 9 p.m. access will be restricted with barricades and the beach is open up to 50 per cent capacity, 516-431-1021, longbeachny.gov

Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through September 

Fee: Free

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