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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

Best Bets for Beaches This Summer

Summer is almost here and many are ready for beach season to begin! Check out some of the great beaches on Long Island this summer!

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Long Island is the best place and destination for anyone looking to go to the beach this summer. We live on an island that is surrounded by water. If you do North or South on any parkway, you will be lead to a beach.

There are various beaches throughout the island, some are state parks while some are run by the county. Most of the beaches are open to the public, but be careful. Some of the beaches are for residence only. So, be sure to inquire before planning your day trip. Also, do not forget the sunscreen!

Additionally, many beaches offer different amenities for their visitors. If you are looking for something specific, like a playground or a place to launch your boat, you need to make sure that that beach has those amenities. So check out the beaches this summer and be sure to check out ones you may have never been to! Here are a few of the major beaches on Long Island, but there are many more for you to check out!

Nassau County

  • Jones Beach State Park: This bay beach offers not only swimming in the Great South Bay, but also two large swimming pools. Check out their performing arts theater through out the summer for free shows.
  • Tobay Beach: Located close to Jones Beach, this beach offers dining and a spray park for kids.
  • Centre Island Beach: A unique beach experience can be had here. Have you ever swim in a ocean for a few minutes and then a bay? Well, at this beach you will enjoy both the Long Island Sound and Oyster Bay Harbor.

Suffolk County

  • Sunken Meadow State Park: Walk the boardwalk or swim in the Sound, Sunken Meadow State Park offers its visitors casual dining, large picnic area, and pavilions. 
  • Heckscher State Park: Along the Great South Bay, this beach offers not only swimming, but biking and hiking. Be sure to check out the windsurfers during your visit.
  • Hither Hills State Park: Like the beach? Like camping? Well, if you are a fan of both this will be a beach you surely want to check out this summer. 

What is your favorite Long Island Beach? Tell us in the comments below!