Stretching along the north and south shores of Long Island are dazzling beaches known for family-friendly vibes and natural beauty, and we don't just mean the shores in the Hamptons. Whether you have younger kids looking for tranquil shores, or older kids looking to body surf, there is a Long Island beach for you. It's time to get ready for cool sea breezes and the feeling of sand between your toes.
At these family-friendly Long Island beaches, you'll find picnic areas, swimming pools, playgrounds, and bathroom complexes, along with food trucks and umbrella rentals. Use our guide to choose the best beach for your family's needs.
Before you slather your kids with sunscreen and head out the door, keep in mind that beach season in 2021 is bound to look a little different than years past. While there are plenty of open shores, there are also more rules than usual. These beaches are staffed from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless noted, and the prices listed are for summer 2021.