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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.
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...READ MORE