Long Island's beaches are an internationally renowned tourist attraction. Gleaming surf, miles of sandy shores, Long Island boasts world-class beaches on Long Island Sound as well as on the Atlantic Ocean. The most famous of these, Jones Beach, rivals Coney Island drawing millions of visitors each year to its boardwalk and other attractions (there is 3 star restaurant and in winter, a drive-through seasonal light show delighting children of all ages).
Most of the shoreline is protected by the NYS Parks Commission http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/ which charges an modest entry fee. Larger facilities such as Robert Moses and Sunken Meadow offer live entertainment each season. The array of facilities available to the public may include facilities golf, fishing, nature trails, playgrounds, picnic tables, marinas, boat launches- everything and more for a day or even a week of family fun!
Long Island's beaches are easily accessible by major highways, such as Sunken Meadow, William Floyd and Meadowbrook Parkways; the Robert Moses Causeway and of course, by boat!
Besides beaches and swimming, Long Island has a variety of recreation resources. Enjoy activities ranging from boating and water sports to horseback riding, golf and skydiving.
Our editors have gathered listings for a variety of Long Island recreational resources and hotels in the vicinity.