Dan’s Papers 2020 New York State Beach Guide

The 2020 Season Empire Pass is available for purchase online and by mail, and expired passes are now renewable. The card grants access to most New York State parks, beaches and facilities and is not limited to use by a single vehicle. At this time, many beaches have reduced parking by 50% and local roads may have closures in effect. Many popular beaches will fill to capacity by noon and close early to incoming visitors and traffic, with daily updates posted online.

Visit parks.ny.gov/parks for updates and more info.

Montauk Point State Par
Montauk Point State Park, Photo: Megan Taylor

New York State Beaches


Camp Hero State Park (Ocean beach at 1898 Montauk Highway)

Hither Hills State Park (Ocean beach at 164 Old Montauk Highway)

Montauk Point State Park (Ocean beach at 2000 Montauk Highway)

Shadmoor State Park (Ocean beach at 900 Montauk Highway)


Hallock State Park Preserve (Bay beach at 6062 Sound Avenue)


Orient Beach (Bay beach at 40000 Main Road)

Wading River

Wildwood State Park (Bay beach at 790 Hulse Landing Road)

Looking for beaches elsewhere on the East End? Head back to the first page of our 2020 Hamptons and North Fork Beach Guide.

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