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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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Great beaches for walking. Hiking trails with water-views on each side. Porch swings in the sand. You can even launch your kayak here. Osprey nests. Not the Hamptons!!! Best to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Setauket, New York
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Setauket, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great beaches for walking. Hiking trails with water-views on each side. Porch swings in the sand. You can even launch your kayak here. Osprey nests. Not the Hamptons!!! Best to go off-season, feels almost remote and no parking fees then.

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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

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
48 helpful votes 48 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
43 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
30 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 

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