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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Curran Announces Nickerson Beach Cabanas to Open and Showcases Expansion of Motor Parkway Trail

Curran Announces Nickerson Beach Cabanas to Open and Showcases Expansion of Motor Parkway Trail in Honor of National Bike Month 

Curran Announces Nickerson Beach Cabanas to Open and Showcases Expansion of Motor Parkway Trail in H


Nassau County, NY – With beaches in Nassau County given the green light to open under new New York State guidelines, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced today the Nickerson Beach cabanas will be open for the summer season on June 21.

“The Cabanas at Nickerson are a beloved tradition of our County’s beach culture and for many it wouldn’t be summer without them. I am glad we are able to return a tiny of bit of normalcy to our residents and allow them to enjoy this amenity along with our beautiful south shore beach. We will have new guidelines in place to ensure that people are able to enjoy the cabanas in a safe way,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. 

Nickerson Beach has long offered cabanas for rent during the summer season on the eastern and western ends of the park. Each year, a lottery is held to determine eligibility for available spots. There are 498 cabanas and 147 cabinettes. The County released directives to ensure all renters can utilize the cabanas safely while abiding by social distancing guidelines. The County will be monitoring compliance of these rules.

  • The County will be implementing a density reduction plan by reducing parking to 50 percent occupancy.
  • Cabanas may only be used to store food, change clothes and store beach chairs, tables and umbrellas.
  • Congregation in and around cabanas will not be permitted.
  • The County will be reaching out to cabana renters to ascertain their interest in voluntarily forgoing their use this season. Those renters who chose to pass on utilization this season will have their renting rights honored with no penalty in the 2021 season. The County will be releasing a fee reduction plan for those who chose to rent this season.
  • Use of indoor amenities, except for bathrooms, at beach clubs are not permitted at this time. The County is waiting on New York State guidance on opening pools.

County Executive Curran also showcased the newly completed expansion of the Motor Parkway Trail, a multi-use trail that currently spans from Hofstra University to Eisenhower Park. The expansion was completed in time for National Bike Month, which runs through the month of May. The trail serves as a recreational connection of almost 11 continuous miles through Nassau County for hikers and bicyclists, directly serving the Nassau Hub area.

Additional biking trails throughout the County can be found on an interactive map on the County’s website at:

For more COVID-19 updates please visit the Nassau County website at

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