Some of Long Island’s most beautiful South Shore beaches are located in the Town of Hempstead. Ocean beaches at Point Lookout, Lido, and Lido West are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
In addition to its four beaches along the Atlantic shoreline, the town also operates a bay beach at Hewlett Point Park in Bay Park and a small beachfront along Hog Island Channel in the community of Harbor Isle.
View the listing of Town of Hempstead-operated beaches.
Season Beach Parking Pass Town of Hempstead
2022 Season Beach Parking Pass for Point Lookout, Lido, and Lido West is available for purchase on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Point Lookout Administration Office.
- $125 for residents
- $75 for seniors (60 plus), handicapped, auxiliary police, volunteer firefighters, veterans, active military.
Beach entrance fees may be paid by cash or credit/debit card. For credit/debit card payments, an additional $1.50 processing fee will be added to the admission price. The Town of Hempstead does not receive any portion of the processing fee, which is charged by the credit card processing company.
Beaches are open to Hempstead Town and Nassau County residents only.
Seasonal Beach Information
- Ocean beaches are open daily beginning Saturday, May 28, 2022, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.
- Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week from Saturday, May 28, 2022, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022, from 10 am to 6 pm.
- Parking fees are collected seven days a week, from 7 am to 5 pm.
- Special Park District beaches are open Saturday, June 18, 2022, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.
Daily Resident Beach Parking Fee
The daily beach parking fee at Town of Hempstead-operated beaches is $10 per car for Town of Hempstead residents. For non-residents, the daily beach parking fee is $50. Non-resident “walk-in” rates apply at Lido and Lido West beaches. For beach admission, a valid, current NYS DMV driver’s license or NYS DMV ID card is required to prove residency in the town.
Beach Safety Information
- Read our Beach Safety brochure for important safety information about swimming in ocean waters.
- View our Surfing Safety Guide for safe surfing tips and a guide to town beaches that permit surfing.
Point Lookout Webcam / Sea Conditions
- View webcam images and sea conditions at Point Lookout, a service of LIShore.
Town of Hempstead Operated Beaches
Daily parking is $10 for town residents with proof of residency, $50 for nonresidents ($50 for nonresidents at Lido Beach Town Park).
🏖 LIDO BEACH TOWN PARK 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach (516) 431-6650 or (516) 801-5647 hempsteadny.gov
Beach 1,554 feet.
Lifeguards Times may have changed for 2022! -> 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 29 – June 20, daily June 21 – Sept. 6.
Amenities Outdoor showers, basketball, The Mushrooms picnic area and tables (by permit), playground, tennis, boccie, shuffleboard, paddleboard, volleyball courts, wheelchair platform.
🏖 LIDO WEST TOWN PARK 200 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach (516) 432-0940
🏖 TOWN PARK at POINT LOOKOUT 1300 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout hempsteadny.gov
(516) 431-3900 or (516) 801-5649 and (516) 801-5650
Beach 1,800 feet.
Lifeguards Times may have changed for 2022! -> 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 29 – June 20, daily June 21 – Sept. 6.
Amenities Food concession, picnic tables, handicap facilities, showers.
🏖 TOWN PARK at SANDS 710 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach (516) 431-6910 or (516) 431-6910 hempsteadny.gov,
Beach 380 feet.
Lifeguards Times may have changed for 2022! -> 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends and holidays May 29 – June 20, daily June 21 – Sept. 6. Family picnic area.
Opened seasonally with a parking permit, this beach offers visitors a pool.
🏖 HEWLETT POINT PARK 130 Hewlett Point Ave., Bay Park (516) 599-4064
Pool hours: Times may have changed for 2022! -> 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, June 19, 2021 to September 6, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Bay hours: Times may have changed for 2022! -> May 29, 30 & 31, 2021 & June 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2021Seven Days A Week: June 19, 2021 to September 6, 2021 – 11:00 AM to 6:45 PM
Buy a beach pass:
150 West Bay Drive
5/31 – 6/24
Weekends 9am – 4pm
Weekdays 9am – 6pm
300 West Broadway
6/4 – 6/19
Weekends Only 9am – 4pm
6/25 – 9/5
Daily 9am – 4pm
Purchase online here: https://longbeach.yodelpass.com/passes/#/https://www.longbeachny.gov/beach
2022 Beach Pass Rates (FInd it here)
Resident Season Passes:
Resident Individual – $85.00(Proof of residency is required, 18-61 years old)
Resident Family – $115.00(Proof of residency is required, 2 Adult passes and children ages 13-17 as long as proof of birth date is presented at the time of purchase)
Resident Senior – $30.00(Proof of residency and age is required, 62+ years old)
Resident Child – $30.00(Proof of age and residency is required, 13-17 years of age)
Non Resident Season Passes:
Non Resident Individual – $170.00(18-61 years old)
Non Resident Family – $230.00(2 Adult passes and any children ages 13-17 as long as proof of birth date is presented at the time of purchase)
Non Resident Senior – $60.00(Proof of age is required, 62+ years old)
Non Resident Child – $60.00(Proof of age is required, 13-17 years of age)
Access Pass – $30.00(Proof of disability is required)
Military/Veteran Pass – $30.00(Proof of service is required)
Resident Economy Pass – $100.0010 Admissions (Proof of residency is required)
Non-Resident Economy Pass – $120.0010 Admissions
The following items may be used as proof of residency, age, and/or disability (access pass):
Proof of residency:Driver’s License (with Long Beach address)Picture I.D. and check (with Long Beach address)Picture I.D. and current bill/lease (with Long Beach address)Proof of age (for seniors/children):License, passport, birth certificate, picture id with birth dateProof of disability (access pass):Doctors stamped note, medical record, parking pass, etc.
Active duty card, enhanced license with veteran/military symbol, honorable discharge papers. Military passes are not extended to spouses/family members.
Resident – $12.00(Proof of residency is required)
Non-Resident – $15.00
*Non-resident rates apply when an application is submitted from an individual whose address is not within The City of Long Beach.
Each individual 13 and above needs a beach pass. One pass per individual.
Season passes may be purchased with cash, credit card, or check.
Accepting Visa and MasterCard.
**All checks must have your phone number and driver’s license I.D. number written on it to be processed.**
For detailed info about Long Beach and buying passes for Long Beach go here: https://www.longbeachny.gov/beach
Beach 4 miles on ocean, 2.2-mile boardwalk. Entrances between Nevada Avenue and Maple Boulevard, Long Beach, 516-431-1021, longbeachny.gov.
Lifeguards 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends May 29 – June 27, daily June 28 – Sept. 6. Remember to swim only with lifeguards on duty! 516-431-1021
Amenities Boardwalk, restrooms, concessions, playgrounds, fishing pier, boat ramp, surfing, arts and crafts festivals, beach biathlons, races, volleyball, tennis.
Find info here: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2802/Nickerson-Beach-Park
880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, 516-571-7700, nassaucountyny.gov.
Beach Half-mile on ocean.
Lifeguards June 20 to Labor Day.
Amenities Cabanas (fee), 2 pools (fee), tennis courts, soccer fields (fee), basketball court, playgrounds, handball and paddleball, snack bars, restrooms, 74 campsites for RVs (fee), picnic area (fee, reservation), surf casting (fee, permit required), skate park, recreation program. Plus a small dog park. Nesting areas for the Piping Plover.
Swimming: Pool opens on June 18, 2022, Nassau Residents onlyOne swimming pool at west end, one swimming pool at east end, along with small “kiddie” pools (fee required).
Pool hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11am-7pm.
Visitors can also swim in the ocean daily from 9am to 6pm, when lifeguards are on duty. Beach showers are located near the campground.
During the summer season (Memorial Day – Labor Day), parking fees are charged as follows:
Fee Parking $15 a day with Leisure Pass, Memorial Day – Labor Day; $37 without Leisure pass.
Season sticker: Leisure Pass holders, $110; Seniors, Disabled, volunteer Firefighters, Auxiliary Police & Veterans: $50 (Leisure Pass required)
JONES BEACH STATE PARK
2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-785-1600 parks.ny.gov.
Beach 6 1/2 miles on ocean; part of a 2,413-acre park, 2-mile boardwalk
Amenities Multi-use bike path that stretches west from Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh to Field 1 to the West End 2 parking lot, and stretches eastern to Tobay Beach, bathhouse, splash pad water park, beach shops, refreshment stands, the Gatsby on the Ocean restaurant, boardwalk cafe, recreation areas.
Lifeguards May 28 – Sept. 12.
Fee $10 a car daily May 28 – Sept. 12, 6 am – 6 pm, Sat and Sun 6 am -4pm; $8 weekends and holidays May 23 – May 27 and Sept. 13 – Nov. 7. Entrance is free after hours as well as before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Non-resident entrance fees are $10 after 4 p.m. weekdays.
Open: 6/25-9/5: 10 am-6 pm, M-F. 9 am-8 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays.
ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK
Robert Moses Causeway, 631-669-0449, parks.ny.gov.
Beach 5 miles on ocean.
Lifeguards May 29 – Sept. 12, 9 am – 5pm.
Amenities Beach shop, bathhouses, fishing (night fishing April 1 – Dec. 31, by permit), sand wheelchairs, specially equipped playground (Field 5), body-boarding areas, surfing areas (unprotected), first-aid stations.
Fee $10 a car daily May 29 – Sept. 12; $8 a car weekends and holidays May 23 and Sept. 18 – Nov. 7.
Open 8 am -7 pm daily
Beach Beach 3 St. to Beach 153 St. and Boardwalk to Atlantic Ocean. NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches.
Beach hours: Beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through September 12, 2021. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.
Surf Beach: YesSurf beaches are located between Beach 68 – Beach 71 Street, Beach 87 – Beach 91 Street, and Beach 110 – Beach 111 Street.Additional rules apply to the surf beaches: Download Surf Beach Rules (PDF, 323KB) [PDF]Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding areas are at Beach 32 Street and at Beach 57 Street.Bicycle and Skate Path: Yes (Bicycle path along the boardwalk)Boardwalk: Yes (closed 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.)Concession Stand: Yes (B.17th Street, B.86th Street Island, B.97th Street Island, and B.106th Street Island.)Mobile Charging Station: Yes (B. 108th St, B. 97th St, B. 84th St.)
Parking: Free parking lots at B. 11th to B. 15th Street and B. 95th Street; free street parking.
More info and facilities here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk/ and here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk/facilities/beaches
Download Rockaway Beach Rules [PDF]
GET POOL AND SPLASH INFO IN OUR GUIDE HERE
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