Long Island is a city in the state of New York. It has various attractions from famed beaches to eclectic dining and boutique shopping.
Towards the south the city boasts long stretches of sandy beaches, while there are some stunning wooded bluffs overlooking the Long Island Sound.
Enjoy the Sun Above, Sand Below and Peace Within.
Here are our top 10 Long Island beaches that must be seen!
1. Coopers Beach
Southampton's Coopers Beach has a pristine oceanfront with views of regal mansions along the dunes.
Pack your picnic basket to lounge on the soft sand beach or sip on your margarita at the beach’s own café offering gorgeous views.
2. Jones Beach State Park
The Jones Beach State Park has 6 to 8 million visitors flocking every year to enjoy all that this white sandy beach has to offer.
They have pools, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball courts, and a golf course. There are many eateries lined along the boardwalk selling appetizing sea food to yummy milkshakes.
3. Gin Beach
This beach permits dogs that too off leash, which means your furry friends can run about having a time of their lives.
It is a kid-friendly beach with plenty of things to do.
Beach State Park
With beautiful bluffs in the background, the Sunken Meadow Beach is quite famous among locals and tourists alike.
You can spend time at the live country music event "Burgers, BBQ, and Blue Moons" that takes place every Thursday.
5. Hither Hills State Park
This beach has 189 campsites and RV parking for the ultimate beach camping experience.
Spend your evening at the "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor or take a stroll in the nearby woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, and pine trees.
6. Robert Moses State Park
The waves at Robert Moses are favorable for swimming, boogie-boarding, surfing, and surf-fishing.
It has a pitch and putt golf course and a volleyball court. A popular photographing spot is its historic Fire Island Lighthouse.
7. Long Beach
One would not expect a powdery beach so close to New York city, but a short train ride leads you to one of Long Island’s most stunning beach.
The beach features a boardwalk offering Wi-Fi, and streets lined with restaurants and shops. Take surfing lessons or sunbathe with a view of gliding seagulls above.
8. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
This dog friendly destination has hiking trails leading to a long scenic stretch of beach along the Long Island Sound.
Visit Theodore Roosevelt’s charming “Summer White House” that has a Junior Ranger Program teaching children about nature and its preservation in Long Island.
9. Orient Beach State Park
With a pebble lined shoreline, this beach exudes a calm vibe as it’s not as busy as the others. Partake in water sports, fishing, and especially bird watching as you can spot herons, egrets, and ospreys aplenty.
10. Watch Hill
With a 32 mile long stretch of breathtaking views, you can even see deers, grazing on the nearby grassy dunes. The beach offers its visitors guided canoe rides, hiking trails and bird-watching activities.