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Drakes Island is in a world of its own. It is my favorite place. The beach is huge for when the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gansevoort, New York
Miles of Smooth Sand

Drake's Island Beach is a delight - except on infrequent occasions when it's filled with stones... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chris k
Ithaca, New York
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This is a residential community with NO amenities except a bathroom at the state parking lot (which along with the town lot fills up quickly during the summer). The town parking lot is on the left on the entrance road, So, the tendency is to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drakes Island is in a world of its own. It is my favorite place. The beach is huge for when the tide comes in, you have the jetty to walk and if you are lucky you might get to see a seal or 2 feeding.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drake's Island Beach is a delight - except on infrequent occasions when it's filled with stones that wash ashore. Sooner or later, trucks come thru and remove the stones. WARNING: Watch the tide charts. At high tide, much of the beach is inaccessible. Parking in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chris k
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Couldn't resist visiting even though there were inches of snow on the beach. Not your usual visit, we were bundled and only stayed 20 min. It was beautiful! Never had a whole beach to ourselves before.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ke613
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Not crowded on a cool weekend in September we are glad we hung out here a while Less busy more relaxed than the other beaches

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susangA4481OV
Reviewed September 23, 2018

After 6 pm you can enter the beach no parking fees it’s a great place to unwind. To the east you can see the sky slip into the Atlantic. Some evenings the sky, the water and the sand are all the same. Alibaster. To the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Lovely, quiet beach, populated by locals. Flat, good for walking & we saw whales! Lots of shells, just a great day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MelodyLes
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Drake’s island is a small beach, but the surf is perfect for skim boards and body boards. The parking lot fills up and it’s $20 to park all day. There is. A bathroom and outdoor Shower, no snack shops or sundries but a perfect little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This beach is so calming. Not overly crowded and the people are all so friendly. Get there early on the weekends, parking lot fills up fast.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

attentive life guards, regular bathrooms onsite, plenty of parking and no issue of tide schedule for planning a beach day w/plenty of beach open.

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 29, 2018|
Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes, $20/day
Angeline B
May 28, 2018|
Response from Betsy M |
You need a handicap sticker to park in a handicap spot.
April 23, 2018|
Response from M502RZmikec |
Wells clothing store in the Hanafords plaza . All sizes and colors . It’s next to Renys