Sun, Sand & Shoreline: Must-Visit Long Island Beaches

Soak up some sun, take a dip in the water, and feel the sand between your toes at a L.I. beach this summer!

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Join in the fun at a Long Island beach this summer!

Photo by: Staffer Kelly Tenny.

When it comes to things that are synonymous with Long Island, its many beautiful beaches are right there at the top of the list. From strolling the shore and collecting seashells, to taking a dip in the cool water, to working on your tan while laying out on the sand, there’s no lack of amusing things to do while enjoying a day at the beach on the Island.Grab your sunscreen and towel and get ready for some fun in the sun!
Which Long Island beach is your favorite to frequent during the summer? Let us know in the comments!
Callahan’s Beach
Route 25A, Fort Salonga, NY 11768
This beach features a playground, picnic area,  camping grounds, restrooms, showers and more! In order to enter, you need to have a Smithtown resident sticker.
Crab Meadow Beach
Waterside Road, Northport, NY 11768
Crab Meadow Beach is open from 8 AM - 8 PM from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend and lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 AM - 6 PM.
Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
This beach features a concession area, showers, a first aid center, restrooms and more all located on white sand beaches.
Heckscher State Park
1 Heckscher Spur Dr, East Islip, NY 11730
Visitors can enjoy taking a dip in the Great South Bay, walking twenty miles of trails, partaking in a picnic under the shady groves and much more!
Gilgo Beach
Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
Although swimming is not permitted at this beach, you can still take in the scenic views off of this south shore barrier beach, and anglers will love the abundance of fishing.
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793
From strolling the boardwalk, to sunbathing on the shore, to swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, there are many reasons beachgoers flock to Jones Beach.
Montauk Beach State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Make your way over to “The End” of the Island to enjoy unique views, surf fishing, nature trails, seal watching and more! 
Orient Beach State Park
40000 Main Road, Orient, NY 11957
Take a swim in Gardiner's Bay, go for a ride on your bicycle through a nature trail, head out to the water for a kayaking adventure and much more! 
Robert Moses State Park
600 Robert Moses State Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
Take a walk to the Fire Island Lighthouse, sprawl out in the sun, engage in a round of putt-putt,  get your feet wet and more at this popular L.I. spot!
Smith Point County Park
1 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY 11967
Take the family camping, go for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, grab a drink or a bite to eat from The Beach Hut and much more!
Sunken Meadow State Park
1 Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY 11754
Bring the family out to enjoy swimming in the calm waters of the Long Island Sound, get in some exercise on the boardwalk or go hiking and explore the Long Island Greenbelt Trail. 
Wildwood State Park
790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River, NY 11792
Go for a swim in the Long Island Sound, go camping in one of the designated areas, watch as the kids have a blast on the playground, and much more!