At 120 miles long and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the South Shore and the Long Island Sound on the North Shore, there are more than plenty of beaches on Long Island. Some of the most famous include Jones Beach State Park,
with six 1/2 miles of beach, boardwalk, nature preserves, golf, playgrounds and ample parking fields, all within an hour from New York City.
Or, visit some of Long Island NY's other famous beaches, including Main Beach
in East Hampton and Cooper's Beach
in Southampton, both consistently rated in Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches in America list. Or, leave your car behind and take a ferry to Fire Island National Seashore
for a true secluded island getaway.
If surfing is your passion, visit Ditch Plains
in Montauk, made famous by east coast surfers who flock there for its consistently thrilling waves.
Other state and county Atlantic Ocean beaches include Robert Moses State Park
, Cupsogue Beach
, Nickerson Beach
, and Hither Hills
Visit Sunken Meadow State Park Beach
and Wildwood State Park Beach
on the calmer waters of the North Shore's Long Island Sound, or Orient State Park Beach
and Montauk State Park
at the eastern tip of Long Island's two forks.
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