Long Island, New York beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Of all the activities in Long Island, New York, spending a day at the beach is at the top of the list. From Jones Beach State Park, a Long Island beach less than an hour from New York City, to Robert Moses State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park, Orient Point Beach State Park, Wildwood State Park, Montauk State Park, Smith Point County Park, and Hither Hills State Park on the east end of Long Island. Beaches here are popular destinations for fishing, kayaking, surfing and scuba diving-you'll never tire of all the things to do on Long Island, New York beaches. And since Long Island has two beaches named number one in Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches list, you're sure to be amazed at what we have to offer. Find more things to do in the Long Island outdoors.
Long Island beaches offer high bluffs and calm water of the Long Island Sound, and white sand and surf on the South Shore.
Long Island has some of the best fishing in NY State offering a variety of fishing excursions including exciting ocean fishing or calmer bay fishing.
Take a ride on horseback through the woods and fields of Long Island. Or explore the waterfront at area parks and beaches..
Kayaking & Canoeing
Find a bounty of natural beauty, wildlife, & scenery while kayaking or canoeing serene rivers, inlets & harbors or chal- lenging ocean & bay courses.
Climb to the top of a Long Island lighthouse where the ocean view will take your breath away. Off-shore lighthouses can be viewed from the land or sea.
Charter Boats & Marinas
Take a charter boat or party boat out of one of Long Island’s many marinas, or rent your own and head out on a seafaring adventure.
Long known as ‘Shipwreck Alley’ for the number of wrecks just off its shores, Long Island offers a variety of beginner and advanced dive sites.
Surf at designated areas on Long Island’s south shore, from the west end’s Jones Beach to the east end’s Montauk Point.
Water Sports & Rentals
Explore Long Island's miles of scenic coastline while boating, canoeing, cruising, rowing, sailing, or on a salt water fishing charter.
Seal & Whale Watching
Enjoy our seasonal marine life. Winter seals can be seen through March; whale watching trips are often held late summer.
What better way to spend an afternoon or evening than exploring Long Island’s coastline aboard a lunch or dinner cruise.