Nickerson Beach Park, part of the Nassau County Park system, since 1967, is 155 acres of sun-drenched recreational facility. It is located along the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island's South Shore. It offers a half mile of beachfront, a campground for recreational vehicles, ball fields, a skate park, playgrounds, swimming pools, numerous athletic courts, a dog run, cabanas, and lockers.
It is a great place to relax and soak in the beauty of nature.
The park includes areas by the beach that are cordoned off to protect nesting areas for the Piping Plover, a sparrow-sized shorebird that is protected by federal law.
Following the construction of the Long Beach Boardwalk in 1907, Long Beach became known as the Riviera of the East. Today, the beachfront community is the quintessential surf town with famous beaches, topless cars, hot bodies, and the hippest new hotel north of South Beach.
Jones Beach State Park
World famous Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of more than 2,400-acres of maritime environment on the south shore of Long Island. Among the 6 million visitors to the park each year, families enjoy their own piece of the beach for a day, with many returning dozens of times through the summer. Designed on the theme of an ocean liner, Jones Beach offers many activities to those who visit the park. They swim in the ocean, stroll the boardwalk, fish, get a bite to eat at one of the many concession stands, visit the Boardwalk Cafe, Dine-in a the Gatsby on the Ocean Restaurant, Enjoy the WildPlay Adventure Park, play miniature golf, shuffleboard, basketball, corn hole, paddle tennis, table tennis and pickleball, attend concerts at Northwell Health Theatre. Other activities that take place in the park include learning about the marine environment at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, pool swimming, sunbathing, bicycling, surfing, and visiting the playgrounds and splash pad.