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Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh

(4.4/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Jones Beach Boardwalk is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the view of ocean during any season. In the summer there are concession stands to get ice cream and food.  more »
  • In February - so not alot of people around. Lots of parking, though, for high season. I would come back anytime. Roads are rough. Lots of potholes.  more »
  • I've come to Jones Beach many times this was the weirdest time I've ever been there. There was a guy standing outside the parking lot with a bullhorn screaming "Nooooo, Noooooo" when I try to park my ...  more »