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Extended Summer Season on Long Island

September 4, 2020

This year summer doesn’t stop on Labor Day! Long Island beaches, parks and campgrounds are extending operations for residents and visitors through the end of September. Please remember to #BeSafe while enjoying our wonderful natural assets by wearing a mask and keeping a safe social distance from other patrons. The following is a guide to extended beach hours for both State and County parks.

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State Parks Open to The Public

Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh: Field 6 and Central Mall will be open daily with lifeguards through September 20th. Field 2 and the West Bath House Ocean will be open with lifeguards on weekends only (September 12th,13th and September 19th,20th). Realtime parking updates will be posted at parks.ny.gov, 516-785-1600.

Robert Moses State Park, Babylon: Field 2 and Field 5 will be open daily with lifeguards through September 20th. Field 3 and Field 4 will be open daily until September 13th and the weekend of September 19th and 20th with lifeguards.  Parking updates will be posted on parks.ny.gov, 631-669-0449.

Gov. Alfred E. Smith/ Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park: Main Beach will be open daily with lifeguards through September 20th and East Beach will be open weekends only (September 12th,13th and September 19th,20th); 631-269-4333, parks.ny.gov

Heckscher State Park, East Islip: Open at 7 a.m. daily for the park set on the Great South Bay (no lifeguards), 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov.

Wildwood State Park, Wading River: Long Island Sound beach open weekends only (September 12th,13th and September 19th,20th), 631-929-4314, parks.ny.gov.

Orient Beach State Park, Orient: Open daily, 631-323-2440. parks.ny.gov

Hither Hills State Park, Montauk Open daily with lifeguards through September 20th. 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov.

Sailor Haven/ Watch Hill, Fire Island Accessible by ferry from Sayville and Patchogue, the Fire Island National Seashore beaches are open to the public; 631-597-6183, nps.gov.

Nassau & Suffolk County Beaches

Eugene Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach (Nassau County): Open to Nassau County residents only with lifeguards through end of September. Limited capacity allowed.

Smith Point County Park, Shirley; Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton; and Meschutt Beach County Park, Hampton Bays (Suffolk County): Open to Suffolk County residents only with lifeguards through end of September.

 

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