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Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh

(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Jones Beach State Park is a world-class swimming destination. The park offers surf bathing along its 6.5 miles of ocean beach, one-half mile of bay beach for stillwater bathing, and two swimming pools.The west end of the park provides wonderful surf fishing, a boat basin and undeveloped areas that are home to a variety of migratory birds and native plants. The park is also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, which includes environmental displays about the seashore, educational tours and programming for all ages.

Jones Beach has a two mile boardwalk and a "Castles in the Sand" photo collection at the East Bathhouse which depicts the development of the Long Island State Park and parkway systems. Additional attractions include deck games, the Jones Beach State Park Pitch and Putt Court, miniature golf and beach volleyball. Jones Beach also hosts the popular Bethpage Federal Credit Union Annual Memorial Day Weekend Air Show.

Fields 6, 4, and 10 Open Sunrise to Sunset Daily; Night Access with Fishing Permit Only
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  • I grew up near this beach and spent a lot of time here , swimming, fishing, tanning. They also have two large pools, one at each end. Biggest, best beach on Long Island. Summer gets crowded, but alway...  more »
  • We go here in all seasons,great beach,great facilities, great boardwalk Jones is kept very clean,one of the nicest beaches on the island 
  • Our first visit to Jones Beach and it was wonderful. There were high tides and winds when we were there but we had to go when in town. Nice open beach with good facilities. The bathrooms were still op...  more »