This six mile white sand beach faces out into the Atlantic Ocean from the chain of islands that form the southern extent of New York’s Long Island. Although one of the most popular and most visited beaches in the region, its size helps to ensure it never feels overly crowded, even on busy summer days.
Named after a seventeenth-century militiaman, Jones Beach includes a two mile boardwalk and an outdoor concert venue. Open year round, it is subdivided into ‘fields’, with field 10 the go-to spot for anglers. Fields 3-5 are the easiest to reach since they are linked by tunnels beneath Ocean Parkway. Parking costs $10 per day.
Swimming is only permitted from Jones Beach when lifeguards are on duty – daily from the end of May until mid-September. Swimmers are separated from surfers, windsurfers and stand-up paddleboarders to keep everyone safe.
No pets are allowed onto the beach at any time of year.
Dog ban in force
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