Fodor's Expert Review Jones Beach State Park

Long Beach Beach Fodor's Choice

Eleven miles east of Long Beach, this 6½-mile-long expanse of white sand is one of the best-known and most popular of Long Island's beaches. The 2,500-acre park is loaded with facilities and activites to keep locals and visitors busy day and night. A 1½-mile-long boardwalk has deck games (fee), mini-golf, a pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, and two surf-casting areas (by permit), and hosts special summer events like live music at the bandshell. Lifeguards are on duty from late May to mid-September. The park can be reached from the Wantagh and Meadowbrook parkways (head south). Be prepared for crowds on weekends. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; showers; toilets. Best for: surfing; swimming; walking; windsurfing.

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Quick Facts

1 Ocean Pkwy
Wantagh, New York  11793, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Parking $10 late May–early Sept., weekdays 8–4, weekends and holidays 7–6; $8 early Apr.–mid-May and Sept. 13–Nov. 16, weekends and holidays 8–4

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