It seems as if 2012’s warm weather is playing tricks on us. April showers are said to bring May flowers, but April was full of sun and May has seen a good deal of dark clouds and rain in the last two weeks. This Mother’s Day weekend was the first weekend that saw two full days of sunshine. If this becomes a weekend trend then Long Island’s many beaches will be as packed this summer as they’ve ever been. Besides great swimming, surfing and sunbathing opportunities, many of the beaches on Long Island have parks, playgrounds, campsites, and nature and bike trails. Life lived on an Island means having more beach area then you’ll ever know what to do with, but LongIsland.com makes summer planning easier with the following list of some of our most popular beach destinations.