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Long Island Boardwalks

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A beautiful and relaxing boardwalk isn’t hard to come by when you’re on Long Island – it is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and plenty of parks.

From Nassau County to Suffolk County, beaches and parks offering stretches of wooden plank grounds provide a place for the walker, jogger, bicyclist, and romantic couple to family enjoying a stroll. While stepping foot on the boardwalk, feel the natural breeze by the waterside, take in the sight of waves or the calm water, and set your eyes to the beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Some beaches and parks on Long Island also feature boardwalks set within a nature trail, so you get to enjoy nature at its finest – with wetlands vegetation, trees, birds, fish, and more.

From Nassau County to Suffolk County, residents and visitors have plenty of options for boardwalks to head to!

Suffolk County
Making up the central and eastern part of Long Island that is surrounded by water on three sides, many of the boardwalks offer a view of either the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, the Peconic Bay or the Great South Bay.

Bay Shore Marina Boardwalk
South Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, NY

631-224-5411
Run By: Town of Islip Marina
A Town of Islip Recreation Card is required to enter the Bay Shore Marina and for access to mainland beach parking.
Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk that sits next to Benjamin’s Beach. This regional park is used all season long. It’s a popular destination for Town of Islip residents.

Captree State Park Boardwalk
Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY
631-669-0449
Run By: NY State Park

Parking is Free with the Empire Passport, or $8-10 for cars during Peak Hours April through November.
This park is a fishing and crabbing haven. Take a stroll down the boardwalk to see what catches have been made and enjoy the beautiful view of Fire Island and the Fire Island Lighthouse at The Overlook.

Cow Harbor Park Boardwalk
Woodbine Avenue, Northport, NY
631-261-7502

Run By: Town of Northport
Enjoy a nice walk along the boardwalk at this waterfront park! It’s also in the area of where the traditional annual festival of Cow Harbor Day is celebrated.

Crab Meadow Park Boardwalk
Waterside Avenue, Northport, NY

631-351-3000
Run By: Town of Huntington
Seasonal Beach Parking Permit available to residents. Non-resident parking fees apply.
This public beach features a boardwalk complete with dining options for the hungry beachgoer. And who wouldn’t be after a fun time on the boardwalk and swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking at the park.

Fire Island & Fire Island National Seashore Boardwalk
Fire Island, NY

631-687-4750
Run By: US National Park Service
Part of Fire Island are accessible all year. Driving to either end of Fire Island National Seashore is possible, but you cannot drive from one end to another. There are no entrance fees but expect to pay parking and/or transportation fees in order to get to most parts of Fire Island.

Walk along the restored boardwalk path that leads to the Fire Island Lighthouse (bikes are not permitted on the boardwalk). The area took a beating after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but restoration was completed and the public can enjoy the natural beauty this place has to offer once again. Start out at Robert Moses Parking Field 5 and take a three-quarter mile boardwalk walk from there to the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Lake Land County Park Boardwalk
Johnson Avenue, Islandia, NY
631-853-2727
Run By: Suffolk County Parks System

Parking lot available.
Enjoy a nature trail boardwalk over head-waters of the Connetquot River. You’ll get views of wetland vegetation, waterfowl and fish. The park is a fully accessible facility designed for the disabled and their families.

Norman Klipp Park Beach Boardwalk
Manhasset Avenue, Greenport, NY
631-765-5182
Run By: Town of Greenport
Parking with Southold Town permit only. Purchase resident or non-resident parking permits at the
Town Clerk’s Office. Beach attendants on staff on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and may only issue daily parking permits.
Unlike other beaches with a boardwalk that stretches for what appears to be miles long, this one is smaller. There’s also a fishing pier.


Ocean Beach Park Boardwalk
Nevada Avenue, Long Beach, NY
Run By
: City of Long Beach
Beach Pass required to enter or stay on the beach between hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking is free.
This 2.2 mile boardwalk offers a breathtaking view of the ocean whether you’re looking to taking a stroll or work up a sweat biking or rollerblading (permitted on the boardwalk).

Orient Beach State Park Boardwalk
Route 25, Orient, NY
631-323-2440

Run By: NY State Park
Parking is Free with the Empire Passport, or $8-10 for cars during Peak Hours April through November.

This amazing family beach offers kayaking, canoeing and bicycle rentals, on top of a boardwalk facility perfect for a lovely family walk!

Robert Moses State Park Boardwalk
Robert Moses State Parkway, Babylon, NY
631-669-0449
Run By: NY State Park
Parking is Free with the Empire Passport, or $8-10 for cars during Peak Hours April through November.
This beach park offers a short half mile boardwalk at Field 5. A longer boardwalk is also available that takes you through the dunes that leads to the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Sunken Meadow State Park Boardwalk
Route 25 A & Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY
631-269-4333

Run By: NY State Park
Parking is Free with the Empire Passport, or $8-10 for cars during Peak Hours April through November.
This family-friendly park features a ¾ mile boardwalk where you can take in the stunning views and calm waters of the Long Island Sound while catching a view of Connecticut in the distance.

Nassau County
Making up the western half of Long Island, many coming to enjoy the boardwalks will appreciate the relaxing sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean.

Amityville Municipal Beach Park Boardwalk
Amityville, NY

Run By: Village of Amityville
631-264-6000
For a view of the Great South Bay, you’ll enjoy this boardwalk that essentially wraps around the perimeter of the park.

Atlantic Beach Boardwalk
Entry at Putnam, Genessee or Plaza Boulevards, Atlantic Beach, NY
516-371-4600
Run By: Villlage of Atlantic Beach

The boardwalk is open year-round. Whether you want to go for a walk or get into cycling, this shorefront location makes a great place for it.

Jones Beach State Park Boardwalk
2600 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
516-785-1600
Run By: NY State Park

Parking is Free with the Empire Passport, or $8-10 for cars during Peak Hours April through November.
This world famous summer destination brings in 6-8 million visitors each year. Be a part of it, stepping foot on its long boardwalk complete with food, shopping, entertainment and space for the walker, jogger and much more!

Long Beach Boardwalk
Between Nevada Avenue and Pacific Boulevard, Long Beach, NY
516-431-1000
Run By: City of Long Beach
Beach Pass required to enter or stay on the beach between hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking is free.
The Long Beach boardwalk was totally rebuilt and reopened in 2013 after it was hit by Hurricane Sandy. Now back up and better than ever, the 2.2-mile long boardwalk can be enjoyed for biking, running or simply walking. The rebuild includes the use of sustainable hardwoods and concretes and it still holds some originality with its old time benches, light poles and the retaining wall.

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