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Beaches open on Long Island past Labor Day

Ornella Wellington, center, with Logan and Quincy Guinyard,

Ornella Wellington, center, with Logan and Quincy Guinyard, of Brooklyn, play in the waves in Long Beach. Credit: Linda Rosier

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: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until Sept. 29; call the park office for specifics on which fields have swimming and what time of day they are open.

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

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Babylon Open sunrise to sunset; parks.ny.gov; 631-669-0449.

Lifeguards: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., until Labor Day weekend; call the park office to find out which fields have swimming each day.

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

POINT LOOKOUT BEACH, Point Lookout Open to Town of Hempstead residents only; 516-292-9000, hempsteadny.gov.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on weekends only through Sept. 26

Fee: $10 for residents and $50 nonresidents through Sept. 6; free after Labor Day

LIDO BEACH Lido Boulevard; open to Town of Hempstead residents only; 516-292-9000.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on weekends through Sept. 26

Fee: $10 for residents and $50 nonresidents through Sept. 6; Free after Labor Day

LIDO BEACH WEST Lido Boulevard; open Town of Hempstead residents only; 516-292-9000, hempsteadny.gov.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on weekends only through Sept. 26

Fee: $10 for residents and $50 nonresidents through Sept. 6; free after Labor Day

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

Lifeguards: weekends through Sept. 26

Fee: Free with proof of residency

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

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily through Sept. 12

Fee: $10 for parking until Sept. 12, then free

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: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily until Sept. 20

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

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

Lifeguards: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., on weekends through mid-September

Fee: Beach parking pass required through Sept. 15; free weekends after Sept. 15

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

Lifeguards: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 6, weekends Sept. 11-12 and Sept. 18-19

Fee: Must have East Hampton resident or nonresident parking sticker.

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