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Orient Beach State Park

Route 25, Orient, NY 11957
631 323 2440
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Palo Alto, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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USA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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new jersey
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A beautiful strip of land between Gardiner's Bay and local oyster ponds and salt marshes. The park is undergoing some nice upgrades, but even now it has a wonderful hiking trail with lots of spectacular views, local wildlife and interesting plants. A series of playgrounds for 2 to 5 year olds lifeguarded beach, and many picnic tables make this a... More

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polar0811
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went for a day trip and ended up at this hidden gem. Almost empty, excellent facilities, right on the water, beach, grill stations, picnic tables, concession stand, children's playground and even an area to hold events. Lots of walking trails for outdoor enthusiasts of different levels. Definitely a place to enjoy away from the crowds. For the $8 State Park... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A North Fork gem. Life-guarded beach, low surf (most of the time), bathrooms, convenience stand, updated playground, lots of picnic tables, pavilion (reservations only), wheelchair accessible, large parking lot. Maritime forest trails and beach walks (2-3 miles). Love this place.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The park is well-preserved and beautiful. It's a great place to bring kids and stay for the day. There are picnic tables and barbecues and a fun playground. Lots of places to hike along the beach. Admission, only charged during the summer, is about $8. per car. Other times, it's free.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This park is a beautiful drive through a piece of land surrounded by water and marshes. It has the typically rocky beach quality of any Long Island Sound beach and the atmosphere is peaceful and calm. When you get to the park at the end, there are grills set up, a swingset, a pavilion for picnics, and a long beach... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nice walk up and down the beach, calm surf most of the times, well appointed bathroom facilities and a convenience shack (in season). Ample parking, BBQ grills, swings and playgrounds all over. Not overly crowded even in the season, and a good place to take the edge off all that wine and beer tastings.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Located on the eastern tip of the North Fork of Long Island, Orient Beach State Park is a nice place to visit for an afternoon. There is a nice sandy beach head with plenty of space, The water's edge unfortunately is not so nice. There's a lot of rocky pebbles (i.e. it loses the sandy beach quality) and the water... More

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