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Gilgo Beach is an oceanfront Beach. The beach is white sand with lifeguards and facilities. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
New York City, New York
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Sore Thumb Beach

I traveled with some family on their boat out to Sore Thumb beach very close (or even part of... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Sugar Land, Texas
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Aug 21, 2017
“Sore Thumb Beach”
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Gilgo Beach is an oceanfront Beach. The beach is white sand with lifeguards and facilities. The bayside has a marina and the Gilgo Inn for drinks and appetizers

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed August 21, 2017

I traveled with some family on their boat out to Sore Thumb beach very close (or even part of) Gilgo State Park. The water is clean and the beach is narrow. Good place for fishing and paddle boarding. You can get here via land but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Gilgo Beach is very beautiful especially s'en from the sky comfortably seated in a plane by good weather!

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Nizza-la-Bella54
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a private town beach in the ocean with clean white sand. The bayside has boat slips that you can pull up and tie up in. The Gilgo Inn is a small bar on the bayside to grab a drink and watch the sunset.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Gilgo is the place to be for sun, surf, cold beer/cocktails on the bayside at the GBI. All kinds of kinds go to Gilgo. All swim, surf, boogie board, play volleyball, whatever. An awesome vibe here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank finch0213
Reviewed August 11, 2016

as a town resident, you can buy the beach pass, allowing you to enjoy this little gem for free. the Gilgo Beach Inn is an added attraction. Love that place!

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank 11messiah
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Always loved it. Went again this past weekend and still in love. Perfect size and has all amenities you could want. The parking lot is small, the walk over to beach is short/quick and the beach has the right amount of people with a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank fishermary69
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Another great long island south shore beach. Perfect white sand, nice surf and great times. Unfortunately like most Long Island beaches it is accessible only to town residents.

1  Thank JesusDad
Reviewed March 12, 2015

Can't always get in to this beach, unless I'm with family/friends that have a Babylon town permit, but I do love it here. So much nicer than the public beaches. Less crowded with more of a local feel.

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank donna2468
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We love Gilgo Beach!!!! I have always been a "cedar overlook beach girl". since I was a little girl, we used to frequent that beach every week several times a week. Now as a Mom of older children, my husband and I love to go...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank gettinthejobdone
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July 23, 2017|
Response from Nizza-la-Bella54 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know if there is a coach or a bus going there . Maybe You can rent a car.
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When is Gilgo Beach opening again? (2 Replies)
I know that it was badly damaged during Sandy. I heard Jones was going to open Memorial Day but what about the Robert Moses and Gilgo? - Thanks for any info
May 13, 2013|
Response fromChaboo914|
Thanks for the link. I hope Robert Moses opens by memorial day!
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Gilgo beach fees? (3 Replies)
I will be in the area April 20th and thought I might check out Gilgo Beach. What are the fees to park.
April 14, 2013|
Response fromhfdad|
Thanks, what about Jones Beach? Or is there another to visit in the area.