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.

NATIONAL BEACHES

Lifeguard Liz Breiner, above, and fellow lifeguards keep eyes on...

Lifeguard Liz Breiner, above, and fellow lifeguards keep eyes on the water at Sailors Haven on Fire Island. Credit: James Carbone

SAILORS HAVEN BEACH, 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, Junior Ranger programs, snapper derby, sand creation contest.

WATCH HILL BEACH, Fire Island National Seashore reached by Watch Hill ferry from Patchogue, nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/watchhill.htm, 631-475-1665 (Ferry) or 631-597-6455. 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.

STATE BEACHES

Hundreds of beachgoers came to Sunken Meadow State Park.

Hundreds of beachgoers came to Sunken Meadow State Park. Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

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 28-Sept. 18. 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 28-Sept. 11; $8 weekends and holidays May 22 and Sept. 17-Nov. 6.

A view of the Great South Bay at Heckscher State...

A view of the Great South Bay at Heckscher State Park. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

HECKSCHER STATE PARK, south end of Heckscher Parkway, East Islip, 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov. Beach 1.2 miles on Great South Bay. Lifeguards June 25-Labor Day; call for hours. 2 beach areas. Fee $8 a car May 22 and daily May 28-June 24; $10 daily June 25-Labor Day; $8 a car weekends Sept. 10-Oct. 10.

Beautiful morning at Hither Hills.

Beautiful morning at Hither Hills. Credit: Tony Calabrese

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, 164 Old Montauk Hwy. (Route 27), 4 miles west of hamlet of Montauk. Beach 2 1/2 miles on ocean. Lifeguards May 28-Sept. 18. Playground, 3 sand wheelchairs, 2 picnic areas, general store (hours vary). Sand castle contests: 9:30 a.m. Thur., June 23-Aug. 25. Fee $10 a car daily, May 28-Sept. 11.

Beachgoers take to the water and sand at Jones Beach.

Beachgoers take to the water and sand at Jones Beach. Credit: Barry Sloan

JONES BEACH STATE PARK, 2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-785-1600, parks.ny.gov. Beach 6 1/2 miles on ocean; part of a 2,413-acre park, 2-mile boardwalk, multiuse bike path that stretches west from Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh to Field 1 to the West End 2 parking lot (2.3 miles), and stretches eastern to Captree State Park (13 miles), bathhouse, splashpad water park, beach shops, refreshment stands, the Gatsby on the Ocean restaurant, boardwalk cafe, recreation areas. Lifeguards May 27-Sept. 18. Fee $10 a car daily May 27-Sept. 11; $8 weekends and holidays May 22-May 27 and Sept. 17-Nov. 6.

Bill and Kathy Lundgren from Bayside, Queens, look for shells...

Bill and Kathy Lundgren from Bayside, Queens, look for shells along the shore at Orient Beach State Park in Orient. 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 25-Labor Day. Playground, picnic areas with barbecues, 2 sand wheelchairs, pavilion (rental available), gazebo. Swimming permitted June 26-Labor Day. Fee $8 a car May 22 and daily May 28-June 24; $10 a car daily June 25-Labor Day; $8 a car weekends and holidays Sept. 10-Oct. 10.

Crowds gather at the beach at Robert Moses State Park.

Crowds gather at the beach at Robert Moses State Park. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Robert Moses Causeway, 631-669-0449, parks.ny.gov. Beach 5 miles on ocean. Lifeguards May 23-Sept. 7. 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 28-Sept. 11; $8 a car weekends and holidays May 22 and Sept. 17-Nov. 6.

The beach at Wildwood State Park.

The beach at Wildwood State Park. Credit: Marisol Diaz

WILDWOOD STATE PARK, 790 Hulse Landing Rd., north of Sound Avenue, Wading River, 631-929- 4314, parks.ny.gov. Beach 1.5 miles on Long Island Sound. Lifeguards June 25-Sept. 5. One sand wheelchairs, showers, 2 picnic areas, playground, softball field, 2 basketball courts, volleyball court, 5 hiking trails (14 miles total), saltwater fishing, 2 snack bars, store, horseshoe pits, campsites and cottages. Fee $8 a car May 22 and daily May 28-June 24; $10 a vehicle daily June 25-Labor Day; $8 a vehicle weekends and holidays Sept. 10-Oct. 10.


COUNTY BEACHES

NASSAU

EUGENE NICKERSON BEACH, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, 516-571-7700, nassaucountyny.gov. Beach Half-mile on ocean. Lifeguards June 20 to Labor Day. Cabanas (fee), 2 pools (fee), tennis courts, soccer fields (fee), basketball court, playgrounds, handball and paddleball, snack bars, restrooms, 74 campsites for RVs (fee), picnic area (fee, reservation), surf casting (fee, permit required), skate park, recreation program. Fee Parking $15 a day with Leisure Pass Memorial Day-Labor Day; $37 without Leisure pass.


SUFFOLK

Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach.

Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach. Credit: Veronique Louis

CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK, Dune Road, Westhampton, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks, 631-852-8209. Beach 1 mile on Moriches Inlet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30-Sept. 5. Sand wheelchair and beach access mat, restrooms, snack bar; camping on bay side, off-road vehicles require permit. Fee Parking daily May 30-Sept. 5: $9 Green Key cardholders; $18 Non-Green Key cardholders.

Band Mambo Loco plays for Mambo Night at the Meschutt...

Band Mambo Loco plays for Mambo Night at the Meschutt Beach Hut in Hampton Bays. Credit: Marisol Diaz

MESCHUTT BEACH COUNTY PARK, 1 Canal Rd., Hampton Bays, suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/parks, 631-852-8205. Beach 1,000 feet on Peconic Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30-Sept. 5. Picnic area, playground, snack area, showers, restrooms, sand wheelchair, limited camping. Fee Parking daily May 30-Sept. 5: $9 Green Key cardholders; $18 Non-Green Key cardholders.

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 30-Sept. 5. Campsites, saltwater fishing, camping, sand wheelchair and beach access mat, picnic areas, restrooms, snack bar, accessible playground. Off-road vehicles require permit. Home of TWA 800 memorial. Fee Parking daily May 30-Sept. 5: $9 Green Key cardholders; $18 non-Green Key cardholders.

CITY OF GLEN COVE

Only Glen Cove residents and their guests can use city beaches, except for Morgan Memorial Park Beach, which is open to Locust Valley residents. Glen Cove residents can get free stickers at beaches or at the Glen Cove Department of Recreation, 516-676-3766, glencoveny.gov.

A lifeguard keeps an eye on bathers on the beach...

A lifeguard keeps an eye on bathers on the beach at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove. Credit: Jeff Bachner

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 28-June 19, daily June 20-Sept. 5. Picnic area, concessions, half-mile hiking trail. 

NewYork City resident John Vasco out on Long Island visiting...

NewYork City resident John Vasco out on Long Island visiting friends enjoying the quiet while reading on Pryibil Beach in Glen Cove. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

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 28-June 19, daily June 20-Sept. 5. Playground, picnic tables and concession stand. Glen Cove residents only. 

CITY OF LONG BEACH

Buy a beach pass online or at the gazebo, 150 W. Bay Dr., across from the ice arena, May 7-June 27 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 7-June 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., then June 28-Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Season passes for individual residents between 18 and 61 will cost $85 with proof of residency, and a resident family pass for two adults and any children will cost $115. Individual senior and teen passes will cost $30. Children 12 and under are allowed on the beach for free. Individual visitor season passes will cost $170 each, while visitor family passes will cost $230. Teens and senior visitor passes cost $60. Daily beach passes for residents and visitors are $12 for residents and $15 for visitors.

A little more than two miles in length, the Long...

A little more than two miles in length, the Long Beach boardwalk is a free and easy way to stroll along the beach without getting sand in your shoes.  Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

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 and holiday May 28-June 25, daily June 27-Sept. 5. Boardwalk, restrooms, concessions, playgrounds, fishing pier, boat ramp, surfing, arts and crafts festivals, beach biathlons, races, volleyball, tennis.

HEMPSTEAD

Daily parking is $10 for town residents with proof of residency, $50 for nonresidents ($50 for nonresidents at Lido Beach Town Park).

LIDO BEACH, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, hempsteadny.gov, 516-431-6650. Beach 1,554 feet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Sept. 5. Outdoor showers, basketball, The Mushrooms picnic area and tables (by permit), playground, tennis, boccie, shuffleboard, paddleboard, volleyball courts, wheelchair platform.

TOWN PARK AT POINT LOOKOUT, 1300 Lido Blvd., hempsteadny.gov, 516-431-3900. Beach 1,800 feet. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Sept. 5. Food concession, picnic tables, handicap facilities, showers.


NORTH HEMPSTEAD

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK, 175 W. Shore Rd., Port Washington, northhempsteadny.gov, 516-869-6311. Beach 3/4-mile on Hempstead Harbor, off the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29-Labor Day. Bathhouse, basketball, shuffleboard, boccie, volleyball, 2 playgrounds, fishing pier, boat ramp, picnic areas (permit required). Fee Parking fees apply May 29-Labor Day. Annual parking pass $50 residents, $25 seniors; daily pass $15 cash, $10 credit card resident; $20 cash, $18 credit card daily nonresident.

OYSTER BAY

For Town of Oyster Bay residents only. Resident parking fee: $20 daily, seasonal beach sticker $60 available at each facility; free for seniors and disabled by showing your driver’s license and registration when visiting the beachSenior Beach ID cards, available to town residents 60 and older, can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office for a one-time fee of $30, plus $2 photo fee, 516-797-4110, oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks

Relaxing on a warm and peaceful day at Centre Island...

Relaxing on a warm and peaceful day at Centre Island beach in Bayville. Credit: Newsday/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 28-June 25; daily June 25-Labor Day. Outdoor showers. Nonresident fees $50 weekdays, $60 weekends and holidays.

CHARLES E. RANSOM BEACH, off Bayville Avenue, Bayville, 516-624-6160, oysterbaytown.com. Beach 800 feet on Long Island Sound. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Sound overlook, playground.

HARRY TAPPEN BEACH, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing, 516-674-7100, oysterbaytown.com. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Swimming in Hempstead Harbor, restaurant, picnic area. $40 daily, $120 seasonal pass.

PHILIP B. HEALEY BEACH, at Florence Avenue, Massapequa, 516-797-7994, oysterbaytown.com. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-June 25; daily June 25-Labor Day. Swimming in South Oyster Bay, picnic area, playground, spray park. Town of Oyster Bay residents only

STEHLI BEACH, Bayville Road, Bayville, 516-624- 6125, oysterbaytown.comLifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Town residents only.

Visitors find some shade at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in...

Visitors find some shade at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay. 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 28-June 25; daily June 25-Labor Day. Swimming in harbor, food stand, and picnic area. Town residents only.

Chris Stefanou casts off on the shores of Tobay Beach...

Chris Stefanou casts off on the shores of Tobay Beach in the Town of Oyster Bay, fishing for sharks. Credit: Johnny Milano

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 22-June 25; daily June 25-Labor Day. Food stands, spray park, surfing-soft boarding area, picnic area. Nonresidents permitted weekdays, $50, except holidays.

BABYLON

Annual recreation permit $45 residents, $20 seniors, ages 60 and older; nonresidents daily pass $20 Mon.-Thur., $40 Fri.-Sun. and holidays are available only at Cedar and Gilgo beaches. Residents can buy annual recreational beach passes only online, nwsdy.li/tobparking.

CEDAR BEACH (BABYLON), Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com. Beach 3/4-mile on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 25-Sept. 5. Food stand, showers, basketball, handball courts, volleyball, playground, fishing, handicapped-accessible dock, surfing areas. 

Two women head to the beach at Gilgo Beach.

Two women head to the beach at Gilgo Beach. Credit: James Carbone

GILGO BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com. Beach 7 miles on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 25-Sept. 5. Surfing, fishing, handicapped-accessible docks, food stand, picnic area, playground, surf lessons, volleyball, basketball, marina. 

OVERLOOK BEACH, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, 631-893-2100, townofbabylon.com. Beach 3/4-mile on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 25-Sept. 5. Babylon residents only with recreational permit. Food stand, picnic area, showers, playground, surf casting. 

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 25-Sept. 5. Babylon residents only with recreational permit from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Basketball, tennis courts, softball field, fishing pier, boat ramp, showers, picnic area, turf field, boardwalk, spray park. 

For fitness buffs Nick Salvato, left, and Anthony Sala, Lindenhurst's...

For fitness buffs Nick Salvato, left, and Anthony Sala, Lindenhurst's Venetian Shores is more like muscle beach. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

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 25-Sept. 5. Babylon residents only with recreational permit from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Basketball and tennis courts, softball field, fishing pier, boat ramp, showers and picnic area, spray park; food, music, playgrounds, turf field. 

BROOKHAVEN 

Resident seasonal sticker $25, $5 for seniors when purchased in advance. Parking meters are available. Ocean beaches are on Fire Island side of Great South Bay and accessible by ferry or boat, 631-451-8696, brookhavenny.gov

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 28-Sept. 5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 26-Sept. 3. 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 May 28-Sept. 5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 26-Sept. 3. Fishing pier, first aid station, restrooms. 

COREY BEACH, Corey Avenue, Blue Point. Beach 500 feet on Great South Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-Sept. 5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays June 25-Sept. 3. Food stand, playground; swim lessons (fee). 

Davis Park Marina on Fire Island. 

Davis Park Marina on Fire Island.  Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

DAVIS PARK, opposite Patchogue, Fire Island. Beach 800 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-Sept. 5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 25-Sept. 3. Reached by Davis Park Ferry at Sandspit Beach or private boat. Restrooms.

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 2-Sept. 5. Reached by private boat. Restrooms. 

SHIRLEY BEACH, 19 Grandview Dr., Shirley. Beach 500 feet on the Great South Bay. No lifeguards or swimming. Restrooms, picnic area, playground, spray park.

SHOREHAM BEACH, North Country Road, Shoreham. Beach 600 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays June 25-Sept. 5. Aid station and restrooms. 

STONY BROOK BEACH, Sand Street, Stony Brook. Beach 225 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays June 25-Sept. 5. Restrooms. 

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 28-Sept. 5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 25-Sept. 3. Restrooms, Aid station, swim lessons (fee).

 
VILLAGE OF OCEAN BEACH

On board the Fire Island ferry to Ocean Beach Brian...

On board the Fire Island ferry to Ocean Beach Brian Shea, Larchmont takes a selfie with his family. Credit: Daniel Goodrich

OCEAN BEACH, Fire Island, 631-583-5940, villageofoceanbeach.orgLifeguards 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.:-5 p.m. Sun. May 28-June 19 weekends only; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. June 27-Sept. 6; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.:-5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 10-17. You may not eat or drink on the beach, no pets allowed. Accessible only by ferry, adult fare $11 one way, $21 round trip; ages 2-11 fare $6 one way, $11 round trip. Cash only.

EAST HAMPTON

Indian Wells Beach and Ditch Plains 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). Day visitors can go to Atlantic Beach Mon.-Fri., $50 (no weekends or holidays), or Kirk Park daily, $35; 631-324-4142. For information on all beaches and lifeguards, for permits, call 631-324-2417 or visit ehamptonny.gov

ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH, end of Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. Beach 700 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Sept. 10-18, depending on beach conditions. Food stand, sand wheelchair, surfing.

BIG ALBERT’S LANDING BEACH, at end of Albert’s Landing Road, off Old Stone Highway, Amagansett. Beach 300 feet on Napeague Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, June 20-Sept. 5. Picnic area (reservations required), sand wheelchair, restroom.

DITCH PLAINS, off Ditch Plains Road, Montauk. Beach 500 feet on ocean; great surfing. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Sept. 10-18, depending on beach conditions. Food stand, sand wheelchair, restrooms.

GIN BEACH / EAST LAKE DRIVE BEACH, off Route 27 end of East Lake Drive, Montauk. Beach 300 feet on Block Island Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5. Food stand, restrooms.

INDIAN WELLS BEACH, at end of Indian Wells Highway, Amagansett. Beach 700 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Sept. 10-18, depending on beach conditions. Food stand, surfing area.

KIRK PARK BEACHoff Route 27 just west of Montauk village. Beach 500 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 28-June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Sept. 10-18, depending on beach conditions. Picnic across from beach, restrooms. 

SOUTH EDISON BEACH, corner of S Edison and S Emerson, Montauk. Beach 500 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Sept. 10-18, depending on beach conditions. Restrooms.

MAIDSTONE PARK, at the end of Flaggy Hole Road, East Hampton. Beach 400 feet on Gardiners Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 20-Sept. 5. Picnic areas require reservation, ballfield, pavilion, restrooms; park has its own little cove and secret nooks.
 

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

Seasonal parking permits: free for residents, easthamptonvillage.org. Daily parking passes for nonresidents: $50 a day, available only at Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach. Weekend and holiday parking spaces for nonresidents limited to 40 at Two Mile Hollow Beach and 60 at Main Beach. Beach permits are required 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 15-Sept. 15.

EGYPT BEACH, 55 Old Beach Lane, East Hampton. No lifeguards and no swimming. No restrooms.

GEORGICA BEACH, end of Apaquogue Road and Lily Pond Lane, 631-324-4150. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 18-Labor Day. Restrooms.

MAIN BEACH, at end of Ocean Avenue off Montauk Highway, 631-324-0074. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 18-Labor Day. Food stand, beach pavilion, showers and restrooms (lockers are sold out).

Avi Lewittes with wife Lara Prince, son Eitan and daughter...

Avi Lewittes with wife Lara Prince, son Eitan and daughter Orly, at Two Mile Hollow Beach in East Hampton. Credit: FREELANCE/Gordon M. Grant

TWO MILE HOLLOW BEACH, Two Mile Hollow Road off Further Lane. Beach On ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 18-Labor Day. Restrooms.

WIBORG BEACH, 74 Highway Behind the Pond, off Dunemere Lane. Beach Between the Maidstone Club and Main Beach. No lifeguards and no swimming. No restrooms.

HUNTINGTON

Seasonal parking permits for town residents are $40 at beach entrances. Free permits available to residents ages 60 and older at Centerport Beach, Crab Meadow Beach, Quentin Sammis/West Neck Beach. Without permit, daily parking is $30 for residents. Beach access and boat ramps at beaches are for residents only; $30 per boat for season (plus beach permit).

ASHAROKEN BEACH, Asharoken Avenue, Fort Salonga, 631-261-7574. Beach 535 feet on Northport Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Sept. 5. Boat ramp, small-boat racks.

Members of a senior group of kayakers out of Centerport...

Members of a senior group of kayakers out of Centerport Beach. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

CENTERPORT BEACH, off Little Neck Road, 631-261-7574. Beach 230 feet on Northport Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Labor Day. Picnic and pavilion area, playground, shower, car-top launching (no motors), boat ramp. 

CRAB MEADOW BEACH, off Waterside Avenue, Northport, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,060 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Labor Day. Picnic and pavilion area, playground, restaurant, snack bar, boardwalk, outdoor shower, car-top launching (no motors), beach wheelchair. 

Kian Ringel, left, from Brooklyn, watches as Toren Right, from New...

Kian Ringel, left, from Brooklyn, watches as Toren Right, from New York City, jumps off a yoga ball buried in the sand at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

CRESCENT BEACH, off Crescent Beach Drive, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-June 24; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 25-Aug. 2.

FLEETS COVE BEACH, off Fleets Cove Road, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,600 feet on Centerport Harbor. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Labor Day. Playground, shower, small-boat racks (fee). 

GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH, Browns Road, Huntington, 631-261-7574. Beach 400 feet on bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 28-Labor Day. Playground, shower, small-boat rack (fee).

HOBART BEACH, Birmingham Drive, Eatons Neck, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,725 feet on Huntington Bay. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, May 28-Labor Day. Boat ramp (fee), playground, showers.

QUENTIN SAMMIS/WEST NECK BEACH, off West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor, 631-261-7574. Beach 1,140 feet on Cold Spring Harbor. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, May 28-Labor Day. Aid station, outdoor shower, car-top launching (no motors), small-boat racks (fee).

ISLIP

Free to Islip residents with a recreation card, disabled town card, or senior ID card. Residents 12 and older must have an Islip recreation card ($30); $50 nonresident card required at Ronkonkoma Beach only. Resident seniors ages 60 and older need only a free senior citizen card. For more on the disabled town card, call 631-224-5431. Residents without a card, $5 with proof of residency; $10 nonresidents pay a daily fee per car for the following beaches: East Islip, Islip, Ronkonkoma, Sayville Marina Park, West Islip. Benjamin Beach has parking meters; islipny.gov. No swimming is allowed unless a lifeguard is on duty. 

ATLANTIQUE BEACH, Fire Island, 631-224-5404. Beach Half-mile on ocean; small beach on Great South Bay. Lifeguards Oceanside beach: June 25-Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Bay side beach lifeguards: May 28-June 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holiday. Showers, food stand, marina, playground, surfing area, volleyball, sand wheelchair, picnic and fishing area, summer camp (fee). 

BAYPORT BEACH, Paulanna Avenue, Bayport, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. weekends and holiday, July 3-Aug. 21. Playground, picnic area and fishing dock.

BENJAMIN BEACH, Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, 631-224-5404. Beach on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 19; daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., June 25-Sept. 5. Shipwreck Cove activity pool and spray park, playground, picnic area, beach ramp, sand wheelchair, basketball court, showers, food stand, restaurant, marina, fishing dock. 

EAST ISLIP BEACH, Bayview Avenue, East Islip, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. daily July 2-Aug. 21. Outside showers, playground, picnic area, fishing dock, kayak and paddleboard camp and lessons (fee). 

ISLIP TOWN BEACH, South Bay Avenue, Islip, 631-224-5404. Beach 150 yards on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. weekends and holiday, May 28-June 19; 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. daily June 25-Sept. 5. Showers, playground, sand wheelchair, picnic area, food stand. 

RONKONKOMA BEACH, Rosevale Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-467-3308. Beach 75 yards on lake. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. weekends and holiday, May 28-June 19; 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. daily June 25-Sept. 5. Basketball and handball courts, tennis courts, picnic area, outdoor showers, playgrounds, summer camp (fee). 

SAYVILLE MARINA PARK BEACH, Foster Avenue, Sayville, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 19; 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Playground, sand wheelchair, tennis courts, picnic area, restrooms, shower. 

WEST ISLIP BEACH, Beach Drive, West Islip, 631-224-5404. Beach 50 yards on Great South Bay. Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. June 25-Aug. 21. Docking, ramps, and playgrounds.

RIVERHEAD

For town residents only. Town residents pay a seasonal $20 fee ($5 seniors) for a beach permit. Buy stickers at Recreation Department or (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) beach entrances weekends and holiday May 28-June 26; daily June 27-Labor Day, 631-727-3200, ext. 205 (Recreation Dept.), ext. 737 (Parks Dept.), riverheadrecreation.net.

Elizabeth and Fred Rosenberg from Aquebogue enjoy a quiet afternoon...

Elizabeth and Fred Rosenberg from Aquebogue enjoy a quiet afternoon at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport. Credit: Randee Daddona

IRON PIER BEACH, Pier Avenue, off Sound Avenue, Jamesport. Beach 480 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 26; daily June 27-Labor Day. Boat ramp (restrictions, so call ahead), showers, playground, bathhouse, snack shack. 

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 and holiday May 28-June 26; daily June 27-Labor Day. Restrooms.

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 and holiday May 28-June 26; daily June 27-Labor Day. Playground, bathhouse, outdoor showers, food stand, fishing, tennis courts, picnic area, basketball court. 

WADING RIVER BEACH, Creek Road, Wading River. Beach 250 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holiday May 28-June 26; daily June 27-Labor Day. Playground, restaurant across street, restrooms. 

SHELTER ISLAND 

Beach parking restricted to residents, renters and hotel guests. Ten passes can be issued each day for nonresidents for Shell Beach and Wades Beach only. All vehicles parked at beaches must display a parking permit May 27-Sept. 5. Parking permits are available at the town clerk’s office Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. year-round, and Sat., 9 a.m.-noon seasonally beginning June 18. Day passes $25 per vehicle; weekly permits $70 per vehicle; monthly permits $125 per vehicle; season permits $250 per vehicle; 631-749-1166, shelterislandtown.us or email townclerk@shelterislandtown.us. 

CRESCENT BEACH, Shore Road off West Neck Road. Beach 600 feet on Shelter Island Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25-Labor Day. Parking permit required, no day passes allowed.

SHELL BEACH, Oak Tree Lane. Beach 3/4-mile on a peninsula. No lifeguards. Parking permit required, no amenities, parts of the beach are protected nature areas. 

WADES BEACH, off Midway Road. Beach 500 yards on Shelter Island Sound. Lifeguards 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 25-Labor Day. Restrooms. Parking permits required.

SMITHTOWN

Beaches are for town residents only, who can obtain free stickers at Town Hall, Town Clerk 631-360-7620 or the Department of Parks, 100 E. Main St. (Route 25A), Kings Park, and at beaches in season, 631-269-1122, smithtownny.gov.

CALLAHAN’S BEACH, at end of Callahan Beach Road, Fort Salonga. Beach On Smithtown Bay off the Sound. Lifeguards 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-June 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Playground, picnic area, fishing and outside showers.  

A surfers hope to catch the big one at Long...

A surfers hope to catch the big one at Long Beach. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

LONG BEACH, Long Beach Road, Nissequogue. Beach On Smithtown Bay. Lifeguards 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-June 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Boat ramp, marina, pavilion, fishing, food stand, showers, family concerts.  

SHORT BEACH, Off Boney Lane, Nissequogue. Beach On Smithtown Bay. Lifeguards 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends and holidays May 28-June 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Playground, showers, sand chair, beach ramp, food stand, picnic area, pavilion.  


SOUTHAMPTON

Open only to seasonal permit holders, including nonresidents, and daily permits available at some locations. Beachgoers must obtain parking permits online or at the Parks and Recreation office, 6 Newton Rd., Hampton Bays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; and daily beginning May 28 at town beaches. 2021 permit is valid through June 30, 2022. Seasonal fee is $50 for residents, $30 for residents older than 60 and $400 for nonresidents; nonresident daily permit is $30 per day., 631-728-8585, southamptontownny.gov 

FLYING POINT BEACH, on Flying Point Road, Water Mill. Beach 250 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Full season permits only (no daily permits sold). Showers, restrooms, ice cream truck, volleyball.  

Liz Karmooch and Gabriel Vigorelli, both of Mexico, hang out...

Liz Karmooch and Gabriel Vigorelli, both of Mexico, hang out at Foster Memorial Beach, better known as Long Beach, in Sag Harbor on Aug. 2, 2019. 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. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Showers, restrooms, benches, ice cream truck, sand wheelchair, restrooms.  

Henny Rodriguez from Bridgehampton finds serenity during a walk on...

Henny Rodriguez from Bridgehampton finds serenity during a walk on Mecox Beach in Bridgehampton on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Credit: Randee Daddona

MECOX BEACH, on Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton. Beach 250 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. No daily permits are sold on the weekends or holidays. Restrooms, volleyball.  

PIKES BEACH, off Dune Road, Westhampton Dunes, whdunes.org. Beach 400 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Restrooms, ice cream truck, handicapped-accessible ramp, sand wheelchair.  

PONQUOGUE BEACH, on Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach 600 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Showers, volleyball courts, food stand, chair and umbrella rentals, picnic tables, restrooms, sand wheelchairs.  

A boardwalk leads to the ocean at Sagg Main Beach,...

A boardwalk leads to the ocean at Sagg Main Beach, the Southampton Town beach, is located at 15 Sagg Main St., on Nov. 30, 2019, in Sagaponack. Credit: Heather Walsh

SAGG MAIN BEACH, on Sagg Main Road, Sagaponack. Beach 1,500 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. No Daily permits sold Saturday thru Monday or holidays. Showers, restrooms, ice cream truck, picnic tables, volleyball courts.  

Richard and Lucinda Myrus, 11, of Portland Oregon, do hand...

Richard and Lucinda Myrus, 11, of Portland Oregon, do hand stands at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays on June 28, 2019. Credit: Veronique Louis

TIANA BEACH, off Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Beach 1,000 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Showers, volleyball courts, food stand, picnic tables, restrooms.  

W. SCOTT CAMERON BEACH, at the end of Dune Road, Bridgehampton. Beach 300 feet on ocean. Lifeguards 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends May 29-June 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. This residents-only beach on the Mecox Inlet features restrooms, beach volleyball, and outdoor showers. 


VILLAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON

Coopers Beach in Southampton is consistently ranked as among the...

Coopers Beach in Southampton is consistently ranked as among the best beaches in the naton. Credit: Randee Daddona

COOPERS BEACH, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0247. Beach 500 feet on the ocean. Lifeguards 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays, May 30-June 19, daily June 25-Labor Day. Drop-off free, permit or day pass required for parking. $50 a day nonresidents. Beach permits are required through Sept. 5. Concession stand, bathrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals.  

SOUTHOLD 

Parking permit $20 for town residents valid for two years, available at Town Hall, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, by mail or online; annual permit $100 for seasonal lessee, $40 for town resident guest available at Town Hall or by mail (not available online). 631-765-5182, southoldtownny.gov 

New Suffolk Beach in New Suffolk Wednesday May 8, 2019

New Suffolk Beach in New Suffolk Wednesday May 8, 2019 Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

NEW SUFFOLK BEACH, on First Street, off New Suffolk Avenue and Main Street, New Suffolk. Town residents only. Beach 200 feet on Peconic Bay. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Boat ramp, playground; beach is popular with windsurfers.  

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 25-Labor Day. Boat ramp, playground.  

SOUTHOLD TOWN BEACH, Route 48, Southold. Beach 960 feet on the Sound. Lifeguards 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily June 25-Labor Day. Boat ramp, playground.