Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, this 121-acre park offers the lure of beaches, swimming and numerous other athletic and family activities. In addition, Nickerson provides a campground with 74 sites for RVs and 13 for tents. Water, sewer and electrical hookup are available. Leisure Pass holders receive resident rate.
Season: April – November
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To reach Nickerson Beach Park from the North Shore, take Meadowbrook Parkway South to Loop Parkway (Exit M10) to Point Lookout. Turn right onto Lido Boulevard. Nassau Beach is about half-mile on your lefthand side. From the South Shore, take Southern State Parkway (East) to Meadowbrook Parkway (South) toward Jones Beach. Just before the Jones Beach Toll, go off onto the Loop Parkway (exit M10) toward Point Lookout. Take Loop Parkway all the way to the end. Turn right: Nassau Beach Park is on the left hand side about ½ a mile away.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announces that for the first time the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will provide winter storage for boats and recreational vehicles at Wantagh Park Marina and Battle Row Campground, respectively.
“This initiative is part of my larger effort to expand the menu of services and programs our Parks Department provides the public at no new expense to taxpayers,” says Mangano. “In fact, these initiatives allow us to generate revenue on behalf of the taxpayers by expanding the use of public assets. It is truly a win-win situation.”
At Wantagh Park, the marina will be available for in-water storage from December 1, 2010, through March 30, 2011, with a seasonal charge of $35 per boat-foot for Nassau County residents with Leisure Passes and $45 per boat-foot for non-Leisure Pass holders. Boat-owners must provide their own bubbler system and proof of insurance, with residents being given first priority for spaces. Wantagh Park is located at 1 King Road; for information, call (516) 571-7460.
Battle Row Campground in Old Bethpage will offer onsite storage for recreational vehicles from November 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011, with a monthly charge of $75 for Nassau County residents with Leisure Passes and $100 for non-Leisure Pass holders. Battle Row, which is open year-round, is located on Claremont Road; for information, call (516) 572-8690. The County’s second campground at Nickerson Beach Park in Lido (516-571-7700) is open from April through November.