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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM EDT SATURDAY * WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory Saturday morning, up to one and a half foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northeastern Suffolk and Southeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 4 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday. Localized minor coastal flooding from 8 PM to 11 PM EDT this evening. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect up to 1 1/2 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. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Along the ocean beach front and Orient Point, breaking waves of 5 to 8 ft will result in scattered areas of dune erosion, with wave splashover onto shoreline roads and properties possible during the times of high tide tonight through Saturday Night. Highest threat Saturday morning. Along the north shore or Suffolk County, breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft may result in beach erosion and wave splashover during the times of high tide this evening and Saturday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Brief minor flooding possible, with inundation up to 1/2 ft above ground level, of the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline possible during this evening high tides.

Long Island Tourism - Guide to Visiting Long Island New York

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Long Island locals and tourists enjoy a sunny day at Jones Beach. Photo by Kelly Tenny via's Jones Beach Photo Gallery.

Beautiful natural features, a rich cultural history and miles upon miles of open coastline make Long Island a tourist haven. And there is truly something for all vacation tastes. Beautiful white sand beaches line the coast from Jones Beach in Nassau County across the south shore to Montauk. The north shore offers glimpses of Long Island's glacial past, with stunning sandy cliffs, called moraines. Travel a bit inland and you'll notice that the North and South shores have a slightly different culture.

The North Shore is home to many Gold Coast mansions. If you've read Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, then you are already familiar with the quintessential north shore estate, and the culture that inhabited it. Today some of these estates have been subdivided into hilly suburbs, but many have been preserved and offer an excellent venue for parties, as well as educational excursions. The Old Bethpage Restoration is a county-operated living history museum demonstration life in the 19th Century. Camp Hero in Montauk is the site of the Former Montauk Are Force Station that was in operation through the Cold War.

Cultural tourism is abundant on Long Island. In addition to our colonial and early-republic historic sites, the Shinnecock Indian Reservation is located in Southampton, New York. The ancestors Shinnecock nation inhabited the lands around Southampton before European settlers overcame the island. The Shinnecock Nation's welcome visitors to their land, especially during their annual festivals.

Long Island offers much in the way of hotel accomodation, including national chains, five stars and bed and breakfasts. Please check out our hotels, restuarants, theatre, museums and beaches listings to plan your vacation on Long Island.

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