A Jones Beach secret Inside Field 10 at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh is a hidden trail that guides visitors through sand dunes to a spot on the beach that, during the winter time, is an ideal spot to search for seals bobbing from underwater.
Jones Beach State Park Life Guard Maggie Johns of Seaford blows the whistle to pull swimmers out of the water for the last time Sept. 2014 as the sun sets on this years Labor day weekend closing the season. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A.
Jones Beach State Park in Wantaugh: This famous Long Island landmark has attracted swimmers for decades with its 6.5 miles of white sandy beach and two swimming pools. Jones Beach also has a 2-mile-long boardwalk and a nature center is on a barrier island beach within Jones Beach State Park. The park offers a great playground and nature and wildlife walks for all ages. For more information go to nysparks.com.
Study: New York beach water quality drops: Water quality at Long Island beaches had increased bacteria counts in 2011 and the state as a whole dropped five spots in a nationwide ranking of beach-water cleanliness, a new report concluded.
New Yorkers hoping to dip their toes in the ocean on Memorial Day will be able to visit all Long Island beaches, despite heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy.