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Orient Beach State Park

Route 25, Orient, NY 11957
631 323 2440
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Orient
Type: State Parks
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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