Looking for the best beach in Long Island? With 118 miles of coastline, your options are plentiful. See what scene works best for you as we narrow down the very best of Long Island’s beaches.
Long Beach, NY
Located less than an hour’s train ride from Manhattan, Long Beach a gorgeous break from the concrete jungle. Its spacious boardwalk, nearby restaurants, shops, and exciting surf scene makes it one of the island’s best. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic at the only luxury hotel located on the boardwalk at Allegria Hotel, complete with rooftop pool access during the summer months.
Accessible by car or the Babylon Train station with a bus connection, Robert Moses Park is located on the westernmost point of Fire Island. The beach spans nearly five miles of pristine shoreline and picnic areas with grills make it an awesome outing with friends and family. A pitch-and-putt golf course is another popular source of recreation. Make time to go on a relaxing nature walk to the picturesque Fire Island Lighthouse.
Kings Park, NY
Sunken Meadow has a little bit of everything. Clear views of Connecticut, calm waters, playgrounds near the beach, and concession stands are just a few reasons why families love Sunken Meadow. Picnicking is a favorite at this Long Island park. You can also golf at the 27-hole golf course that lends itself to spectacular views of the Long Island Sound.
This pristine beach in Southampton was named one of the top 10 best in our nation by Dr. Beach. Enjoy views of mansions, white sand and meticulous upkeep – which you dol pay for. Day parking for out-of-town visitors is currently $50, though some people sidestep this fee by biking into the beach or going after 5pm – but beware, there will be no lifeguard on duty.
Yes, it’s crazy busy. Yes, there are kids everywhere. But Jones Beach is everyone’s beach, with 6.5 miles of shoreline. Hit up the concessions, walk the boardwalk, see what you can catch in designated fishing areas and go for a concert at one of the best open-air amphitheaters in the country – Jones Beach Theater.