New York City Area Beaches

New York City Area Beaches

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New York City is surrounded by beaches, but they can be extremely difficult to access. Many of the beaches have limited use for the public, require permits obtained in advance, or have extremely high entrance fees. These restrictions prohibited us from covering this area in-depth, so instead we have included our research below to help you plan your trip.  If you don’t feel like figuring out all the town permits and fees, just stick to the state parks.   

USEFUL WEBSITES

http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Where-To-GuideBest-Beaches-on-Long-Island-for-Families

http://www.longislandpress.com/2014/07/05/7-beach-hacks-an-insiders-guide-to-long-island-beaches/

http://www.hamptons.com/Directory/132/Beaches

http://nymag.com/urban/guides/summerfun/hamptons/summerfun_popular_beaches.htm

http://www.hamptons.com/Lifestyle//On-The-Water/411/The-Hamptons-Beach-Rules.html?sectionName=Outdoors-And-Fitness&columnName=On-The-Water&articleID=411#.VFQQ4ktC6UI

A-Z LISTING OF BEACHES WE BELIEVE HAVE SOME SORT OF PUBLIC ACCESS

BRIGHTON BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/beaches

CALLAHAN’S BEACH

http://www.longisland.com/business/town-park-at-sands.html

CAMP HERO STATE PARK

http://nysparks.com/parks/97/details.aspx

CAPTREE STATE PARK

http://www.yelp.com/biz/captree-state-park-babylon

http://nysparks.com/parks/65/fees-rates.aspx

CEDAR GROVE BEACH Staten Island

http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/beaches

CEDAR BEACH PARK

http://secure.townofbabylon.com/parksportal/CedarBeach.html

CEDAR WEST

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/Beaches/CedarBeach.aspx

CENTER ISLAND BEACH

http://oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks/beaches/

CHARLES E. RANSOM BEACH

http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Where-To-GuideBest-Beaches-on-Long-Island-for-Families#.VFQGWUtC6UI

CONEY ISLAND

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/coney-island-beach-and-boardwalk

COOPER’S BEACH SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE

http://www.southamptonvillage.org/interest.asp

COREY BEACH

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/Beaches/CoreyBeach.aspx

CRAB MEADOW BEACH

http://www.discoverlongisland.com/visitors/more-info.aspx?cli_number=6052

CRESCENT BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/crescent-beach-park/history

CUPSOQUE BEACH

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/CupsogueBeachCountyPark.aspx

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cupsogue-beach-westhampton-beach

DAVIS PARK

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/Beaches/GreatGunBeach.aspx

DITCH PLAINS

http://longisland.wiki.hhh.k12.ny.us/Ditch+Plains

EAST HAMPTON MAIN BEACH

http://www.easthamptonvillage.org/beaches.htm

FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

http://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm

FLYING POINT BEACH

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

FORT POND MONTAUK

http://www.onmontauk.com/montauk-beaches.shtml

FORT TILDEN

http://nymag.com/guides/summer/12125/

Foster Memorial Beach

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT BOARDWALK AND BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fdr-boardwalk-and-beach/facilities/beaches

GILGO BEACH STATE PARK

http://nysparks.com/parks/15/details.aspx

GILGO BEACH NON STATE PARK?

http://secure.townofbabylon.com/parksportal/GilgoBeach.html

GIN BEACH MARKET

http://www.city-data.com/articles/Gin-Beach-Montauk-NY-Calm-Waters-of-the.html

GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH

http://www.newsday.com/travel/long-island-getaways/beaches/gold-star-battalion-beach-in-huntington-1.807993

GREAT GUN BEACH

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/Beaches/GreatGunBeach.aspx

HARRY TAPPEN BEACH

http://oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks/beaches/

HECKSCHER STATE PARK

http://parks.ny.gov/parks/136/details.aspx

HEWLETT POINT PARK

http://www.toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/hewlett-point-park

http://www.toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches

HITHER HILLS STATE PARK

http://nysparks.com/parks/122/details.aspx

HOBART BEACH PARK

http://www.bbonline.com/articles/new-york/eatons-neck/enjoy-a-day-at-hobart-beach-park-in-northport-close-to-eatons-neck.html

IRON PIER BEACH

http://www.townofriverheadny.gov/pView.aspx?id=3853&catid=121

JACOB RIIS

http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm

http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/jari.html

JONES BEACH STATE PARK

http://nysparks.com/parks/10/details.aspx

KIRK PARK BEACH

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g48194-d532128-Reviews-Kirk_Park_Beach-Montauk_Long_Island_New_York.html

LASHLEY BEACH

http://www.yelp.com/biz/lashley-beach-westhampton-beach

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/beaches-hamptons-59431.html

http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/new-york/long-island/westhampton-beach/activities_h2232053_beaches.html

LIDO WEST TOWN PARK

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&q=ny+lido+beach&cd=1&cad=src:ppiwlink&ei=41DoUc-RAuLUxQHwg4DADw&sig2=IutHnZUD2j4sMv_04uVoQA&dtab=5

LONG BEACH

http://www.longbeachny.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={DA8E2736-5A34-4E0D-9EBD-228AB63E425C}&DE={9EF9DBDE-6999-4023-A202-E72BFCC51A5F

http://www.longbeachny.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={DA8E2736-5A34-4E0D-9EBD-228AB63E425C}&DE={A78BA787-4512-4EF8-A6C4-FCF810ACDBEC}

MAIDSTONE PARK BEACH

http://www.yelp.com/biz/maidstone-beach-east-hampton

MANHATTAN BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/manhattan-beach-park

MECOX BEACH

http://www.longisland.com/business/mecox-beach.html

http://nymag.com/urban/guides/summerfun/hamptons/summerfun_popular_beaches.htm

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

MESHCHUTT BEACH COUNTY PARK

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/MeschuttBeachCountyPark.aspx

NASSUA BEACH CAMPGROUND

http://www.longisland.com/business/nassau-beach-campground.html

NEW SUFFOLK BEACH

http://www.southoldtownny.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/New-Suffolk-Beach-4

NICKERSON BEACH PARK

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks/wheretogo/active/nickerson.html

NORMAN KLIPP PARK BEACH

http://www.greenportvillage.com/norman-l-klipp-park/

NORTH HAVEN POND NY

http://swimmingholes.org/NY.html#NORTH%20HAVEN%20POND

NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK

http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Where-To-GuideBest-Beaches-on-Long-Island-for-Families

Old Ponquogue Bridge Marine Park

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

ORCHARD BAY PELHAM BEACH

http://mommypoppins.com/content/pelham-bay-park-with-kids-swim-at-orchard-beach-go-hiking-biking-and-horseback-riding-and

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/66664.html

ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK

http://nysparks.com/parks/106/details.aspx

PIKE’S BEACH

http://www.longisland.com/business/pikes-beach.html

http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/beaches/pikes-beach-in-westhampton-dunes-1.854469

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

POINT LOOKOUT TOWN PARK

http://www.yelp.com/biz/point-lookout-town-park-lido-beach

PONQUOGUE BEACH

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK (There are two parks in New York with this name)

http://nysparks.com/parks/7/details.aspx

ROCKAWAY BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk/

ROGERS BEACH

http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/new-york/long-island/westhampton-beach/activities_h2232053_beaches.html

SAGG BEACH MAIN

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

SAILORS HAVEN

http://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm

SANDSPIT BEACH

http://www.longisland.com/business/sandspit-beach.html

http://www.discoverlongisland.com/visitors/thingsresult.aspx/minor/webbeach?minor=webbeach&frompage=http%3a%2f%2fwww.discoverlongisland.com%2fthings%2fbeaches_ocean_fun%2f&pageindex=5

SHINNECOCK EAST COUNTY PARK

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/ShinnecockEastCountyPark.aspx

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g48658-d677023-Reviews-Shinnecock_East_County_Park-Southampton_Long_Island_New_York.html

SHIRLEY BEACH

http://www.yelp.com/biz/smith-point-park-beach-shirley

SHOREHAM BEACH

http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Where-To-GuideBest-Beaches-on-Long-Island-for-Families

SMITH POINT COUNTRY PARK

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/SmithPointCountyPark.aspx

SOUTH JAMESPORT BEACH

http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Where-To-GuideBest-Beaches-on-Long-Island-for-Families

SOUTHOLD TOWN BEACH

http://www.southoldtownny.gov/index.aspx?NID=136

STONY BROOK BEACH

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Beaches/Stony-Brook-Beach

SUNKEN MEADOW STATE FOREST

http://nysparks.com/parks/37/details.aspx

TIANA BEACH

http://www.longisland.com/business/tiana-beach.html

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/638

TOBAY BEACH

http://oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks/beaches/

TWO MILE HOLLOW BEACH

http://www.easthamptonvillage.org/beaches.htm

WADING RIVER BEACH

http://www.townofriverheadny.gov/pView.aspx?id=3853&catid=121

WATCH HILL VISITOR CENTER

http://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/watchhill.htm

http://www.watchhillfi.com

WEST MEADOW

http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/Beaches/WestMeadowBeach.aspx

WILDWOOD STATE PARK

http://www.nysparks.com/parks/68/details.aspx

WOLFES POND BEACH

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/wolfes-pond-park

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