Surf's Up In Nassau County
The weather is hot. The water is warm. The waves are at their best all along Nassau County’s South Shore. So, grab your board and your sunblock and catch a wave at one of these cool spots:
Just steps away from the Long Island Rail Road station, Long Beach has permanent surfing beaches to the east of the swimming area, between Lincoln and Monroe boulevards and Maple and Pacific boulevards.
All surfers must pay for admission to the beach park. Click here to view this year's surfing schedule.
Jones Beach and nearby
At Jones Beach State Park, surfers head to the waters by the jetty near West End parking field 2. Surfing is permitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Jones Beach also provides wonderful surf fishing. The boat basin contains 76 slips that are available free of charge for day visitors coming by boat.
At Tobay Beach, also part of the Jones Beach complex, Oyster Bay non-residents can surf Monday through Friday, except holidays; town residents can surf any day. Oyster Bay residents pay $10 daily per car or motorcycle, $50 for the season; nonresidents pay $40 daily per car or motorcycle.
And the surf’s not the only thing that’s up in Nassau County, The Island of Possibilities. We’re home to world-class shopping, restaurants, and museums. Not to mention Gold Coast mansions, exciting fairs and festivals, quaint villages and spectacular fishing and boating. You’ll also discover a wide range of outdoor escapes, such as at Sands Point Preserve, where you can trek through forests and meadows to the beach and cliffs. Like golf? It’s all right here. From beginners pitch and put to Bethpage Black, home of the 2009 U.S. Open.
So come for the day. Or stay overnight. And remember, there’s something fun and exciting to do in Nassau County all year round.