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Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Falaise mansion gives insider view of the lifestyle of socially prominent and wealthy family frozen in time with furnishings intact.  more »
  • We wanted to see the mansions of the beautiful property. I enjoy history and since my daughter attends college on Long Island we enjoy touring the mansions around the area. Hempstead House was closed ...  more »
  • Money alone does not make happy! The Builder of sands point was because his wife thus was not satisfied, on the vast grounds built even the "Hempstead House". The end of the story his wife left him because of the architect, then by the Guggenheim was acquired and used for many years.
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  • 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.
  • Nice place. Relaxing and peaceful.
  • Nice place
  • It's beautiful