Fire Island National Seashore

This long, narrow barrier island reaches from the historic William Floyd Estate to Robert Moses State Park. It was designated a National Seashore in 1964 in the hopes that its bird habitats, maritime forests, and sandy dunes would remain free...  Read More

Named after an Italian village, this tiny seaside destination sits on a barrier island just off Long Island's southern shore. This setting allows its average temperatures to be 10° warmer during winter months and 10° cooler during summer...  Read More

Main Beach

If a New York beach can be considered a see-and-be-seen kind of place, then fashionable Main Beach certainly falls into that category. Popular with surfers thanks to its impressive swells, Main Beach also attracts a large number of Prada-wearing...  Read More

This narrow stretch of land becomes heavily wooded as it reaches into the Atlantic and forms Long Island's eastern tip. Here, seals gather and frolic on the shore. While not boasting the area's most hospitable swimming, Montauk Point does lay...  Read More

Robert Moses State Park

Situated on the southwestern tip of Fire Island, this state park offers more than five miles of white sand beaches. Swim along the shore, rent a boat, or practice your short game on the pitch-and-putt golf course – Robert Moses offers...  Read More

One of LI's most popular public beaches, Long Beach makes for an excellent day trip from the Big Apple, especially if you're in the mood to catch some rays, and take a dip in the water. During summer months especially, Long Beach bustles with...  Read More

Jones Beach State Park

Considered one of Long Island's best (and most crowded) beaches, Jones Beach has been a popular day-trip destination since the 1920s. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, play miniature golf, grab some food, or just hang out on the beach and build...  Read More

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