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Beaches & Ocean Fun

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 fun activities in Long Island, New York, spending a day on the shore is at the top of the list. From Jones Beach State Park, a west Long Island beach less than an hour from NYC, 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 vacation destinations for those who love to swim, fish, kayak, surf and scuba dive–you’ll never tire of all the things to do on Long Island, New York beaches. And since two of our beaches were ranked number one in Dr. Beach’s Top Ten Beaches list, you’re sure to be impressed with what we have to offer. View our interactive map to explore the coastline and discover more places to go and things to do in the Long Island outdoors. Browse Suffolk County vacation packages and deals for an affordable way to stay and explore the Long Island beach scene.

Beaches

Long Island 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...

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing on Long Island offers a surprising bounty of natural beauty, wildlife, and waterways that range from serene rivers, inlets and harbors to challenging ocean and bay courses. At 118 miles long and 20 miles wide, and surrounded...

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Surfing

Long Island surfing brings with it a range of experiences and challenges along the 118 miles of ocean-facing coastline on the island's South Shore. From the beaches on the western end of the island, where designated areas for surfing are...

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Seal & Whale Watching

Visitors to Long Island can experience ocean life up close through several organizations and charters offering seal watching and whale watching excursions. Seal watching walks in the winter are offered at various locations, including Montauk Point State Park and Jones...

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Water Sports & Rentals

Water sports go hand in hand with fun on Long Island. Head out on a salt water fishing charter, venture on a seal or whale watching tour, or rent kayaks and explore Long Island's many miles of scenic coastline. Other...

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Scuba Diving

For those seeking adventure beyond the beach, Long Island offers top notch scuba diving, most notably among the Island’s numerous boat wrecks just off its shoreline. The waters off Long Island's coast are dubbed 'Shipwreck Alley,' so named for all...

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Lighthouses

At nearly 120 miles in length, Long Island holds some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the United States, including quite a few that welcome visitors to climb to their perches to enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Other...

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Cruises

A pleasant afternoon lunch cruise on Long Island's calm bay waters is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the day while taking in the cool breezes and scenic Long Island coastline. Cruises are available from Freeport's Nautical Mile, Bayshore...

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Charter Boats & Marinas

Major marinas can be found throughout Long Island, with fishing charters and party boats out of Freeport, Captree Boat Basin, Bay Shore, Greenport and Montauk, among others. Long Island offers some of the best fishing in New York State. Several...

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