Eastern Long Island Beaches


The following list of beaches is compiled primarily from local Chambers of Commerce and public information sources. NYS beaches are open to the general public and usually require a parking fee. Most of the town beaches require proof of residency, while others charge a special daily parking fee for non-resident parking. We will provide as much information about these beaches as is available to us.


Jones Beach State Park - (631)785-1600

Over 2,000 acres beach front park on the South Shore

Heckscher Park - (631)581-2100

1.2 miles of beach front on the Great South Bay
2 Beach areas, picnic areas
2 miles bike and walking paths
1.5 miles Greenbelt Trail
Located in East Islip
Public

Hither Hills State Park - (631)668-2554

2.5 miles of Beach front
Camp sites
40 acre fresh water pond
Located in Montauk
Public

Robert Moses State Park - (631)669-0449

6 miles on the South Shore
Surfing and body board area
Located on Fire Island
Public

Sunken Meadow State Park - (631)269-4333

3 miles of beach front on Long Island Sound
.75 mile boardwalk and 2 miles of bike trails.
Located on the North Shore, Kings Park.
Public

Wildwood State Park - (631)929-4314

2 miles of beach out on East end of island
Camping, trailer hook ups
2 miles of bike trails
Located in Wading River
Public

Meschutt Beach County Park - (631)728-0804

1,000 feet on Peconic Bay
Located in Hampton Bays
Public

Sears Bellows County Park - (631)852-8290

200 feet on freshwater Bellows Pond
Camping, 5.5 miles of horse trails, fishing, rowboats
Located in Hampton Bays
Public

Smith Point County Park - (631)852-1313

3 miles on Great South Bay
Camping, saltwater fishing,
Located in Shirley
Public

Gilgo Beach - (631)893-2100

7 miles on the ocean, South Shore
Surfing and fishing
Located in Babylon
Public

Overlook Beach - (631)893-2100

.75 miles on the ocean, South Shore
4-wheel-drive vehicles ( with permit )
Located in Babylon
Public

Cedar Beach - (631)473-6926

3,450 feet on the Long Island Sound
Fishing pier, nature center
Located in Mount Sinai
Public

Crab Meadow - (631)261-7574

1,060 feet on Long Island Sound
Boardwalk
Great Restaurant on the beach
Located in Northport
Resident

Asharoken Beach - (631)261-7574

535 feet on Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Asharoken
Resident


RIVERHEAD TOWN BEACHES

Reeves Beach


Reeves Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp and Fishing
Located in Riverhead
Resident


South Jamesport Beach


South Jamesport Beach - (631)727-5744

3,000 feet on Peconic Bay
Swimming good for small children, shallow water
Fishing
Located in South Jamesport
Resident

Iron Pier Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Riverhead
Resident


Wading River Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Wading River
Resident (Riverhead Town)


Callahans Beach - (631)754-9808

300 feet on Long Island Sound
Fishing
Located in Fort Salonga
Resident

Long Beach - (631)584-9684

300 feet on Long Island Sound
Boat ramp, marina, fishing
Located in Nissequogue
Resident

New Suffolk Beach - (631)765-5182

200 feet on Peconic Bay
Popular place to windsurf, boat ramp
Located in New Suffolk
Public

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