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Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington

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Historic Site Wildlife Area
The 216-acre former Guggenheim Estate, now called the Sands Point Preserve, is an exhibition of past and future natural beauty, human creativity and achievement. On this site, steep cliffs overlook a mile of sandy beach directly on Long Island Sound. A sparkling pong teeming with wildlife runs from uplands almost to the coast, resulting in a melding of saltwater and freshwater species. Silent trails meander through deep woods. Walk century-old stone bridges and gaze in wonder at peerless castles and Gatsby-era country homes that are the embodiment of a golden era.
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114 reviews
  • We visited the Preserve and Falaise ----> both were wonderful. We had a perfect Saturday to enjoy the lovely grounds and visit the mansion. What I found extremely interesting was the close relationshi...  more »
  • We've been to the Sands Point Preserve before however that was for an event. On this day the weather was beautiful so we just wanted to walk around the preserve. The grounds were lovely and it was not...  more »
  • Our fault, we didn't know any better when they told us the mansion wasn't open for a tour when we went. The grounds were beautiful and the view of the water is nice but I felt that the admission price...  more »
  • Delapidated buildings under repair. Parking lots, closed off areas, private groups only signs. Cars allowed in, bikes not? The best part are the walking trails, the old money bag homes should be torn down and it should be made a free national park for everyone to enjoy. Not worth the $10 entry fee.
  • skip the tour... they just talk about the history for an hour. it's not that fun. good place for picnic when the weather's nice.
  • It's beautiful and spacious. There's a trail that leads to the coastal, rocky beach. Be warned though, there are some bees in the picnic areas.
  • Lovely scenic haven nestled in Port Washington. There's enough woodlands and greenery to walk in, beautiful beach scenery and cozy spots to have a picnic. Sands Point is dog friendly and there is ample parking.
  • Beautiful place, and a nice walk

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