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Orient Beach State Park

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Address: Route 25, Orient, NY 11957
Phone Number: 631 323 2440
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A great place for a family picnic!

This is a typical north shore beach, rocky-sandy vs pure sand. It is small but has a lot to offer such as swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, beach walking, beach sports, picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Wading River, New York
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Wading River, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a typical north shore beach, rocky-sandy vs pure sand. It is small but has a lot to offer such as swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, beach walking, beach sports, picnic area, nature walks. The setting is just wonderful, park is nicely maintained. Take the time to explore the back bay side as well as the beach side. A kayak experience... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice beach on sound rd. Beach has alot of crushed shells and rocks. View is beautiful. A nice stop comming from ferry in orient pointe.

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is a park and you can BBQ and have family gatherings. We simply drove in and sat on a swing bench facing the beach and then took a lovely stroll.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautifully scenic spot overlooking the Peconic Bay with views of Shelter Island, Gardiner's Island and the South Fork. Beach is very rocky and not ideal for bare feet, but water is generally calm and swimming is good (lifeguards on duty too). Nice little playground for the little kids and bbq grills for the adults. Freshwater showers an added bonus. Worth... More 

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Suffern, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Perfect footing for a long walk on the beach with your sneakers. Small and large stones and crunchy shells wash up on the beach forming a perfect place to walk along the beach at the waters edge. Bring a bag to collect rocks and shells, you won't find one on the beach, it's clean. There is a nice beach bathing... More 

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Islandia, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had never been here before and I am glad I like to shell as a result...because I did not have a chair. and without a chair at this completely rocky beach, you are toast! it is on Gardiner's Bay, so the water is cool and refreshing and there is no wake or rip. I spent two hours walking and... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed visiting here for a few hours. I went with my husband, in laws, and 17 month old daughter. There are great playgrounds for the little ones and some swings for the adults to sit and watch the boats go by. Like most beaches I have visited on LI, the shore has a lot of rocks and visitors would... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On a cool overcast windy day in In early June, we paid the $8 admission fee and found a near-empty parking lot at the end of the paved road, so empty that seagulls were dropping live conch shells there to break them open and ingest the contents. In fact we had to drive very carefully when leaving, to avoid gouging... More 

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179 reviews 179 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We are retired and live on the North Fork for a few months each spring. It's a very nice drive out through Southold and East Marion to reach this remote state park at the end of the line. We went out a couple of times in the offseason and just drove in, parked, walked the beach and the grounds. But... More 

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NYSparks, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Beach State Park, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visits to Orient Beach and would like to apologize for the misinformation you received while entering the Park. All New York State Parks are open and available to New Yorkers, out-of-state residents and visitors from around the world. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I had our wedding here and it was fantastic. We were looking for venues on the North Fork and it was mind-boggling how much some places charged just for the space alone. We were struggling to find a location that fit our needs while not blowing our budget. In conversation someone just happened to mention attending a... More 

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