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Gilgo Beach

Babylon, NY
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Babylon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Deer Park, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We love Gilgo Beach!!!! I have always been a "cedar overlook beach girl". since I was a little girl, we used to frequent that beach every week several times a week. Now as a Mom of older children, my husband and I love to go to Gilgo because the walk is much shorter. Two years ago I had to be... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you live in Connecticut, NYC or lower NY and want to get one day of learning to surf or expand your learning this is a great place to start. The first step is to contact Bunger Surf Shop in Babylon, the home of the local legendary surfboard shaper Charles Bunger. His children now run the shop and are true... More 

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west babylon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Always crowded and always fun. Boat docking is available and there's a small snack shack with burgers and drinks. There's usually some music playing on weekend afternoons. Just get there early to secure a parking spot.

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Babylon, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Get the the Babylon town pass first. Then Enjoy this family oriented beach. One of my favorite beaches to go to on Long Island. Always a band playing at the little restaurant outdoors.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Gilgo Beach Inn is a local meeting place at the beach for locals and out of towners. Music on the deck on weekends brings friends together. Dock your boat and walk to the beach. Take a surf lesson. Enjoy a quick bite at their grill or enjoy a drink at the bar. Run by the same wonderful family for years... More 

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New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This great ocean beach is the perfect place for a summer day. The waves are great, so surfing is very popular here. This is a Town of Babylon beach, however so it's expensive to enter if you are not a town resident.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

It's a nice beach overall not too crowed and nice waves . It's s very clean beach as well. But I believe it's only for babylon town residents I not too sure

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I've been here a couple of times. It was nice enough if you just want to spend a day at the beach. I can't say that it was anything above average.

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Huntington, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great place to surf,watch sun come up/set,people watch!! This place has been a mecca for surfers on Long Island since the 60's!! The Gilgo Beach Inn has great snack food for the gang and libations for the "older" members of the group as well!! There is a surfboard/boogie board rental shack in the parking lot c/o Bunger surf shop from... More 

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Babylon, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Wonderful beach, great beach bar. Burgers, best fries, great drinks. Full service bar with live music most Sundays. Small playground for the kids. Town of Babylon beach. Non residents pay to enter parking lot for beach. GBI is open from April through early October, weather permitting.

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