Ocean Beach

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jrino
Bayside, NY5 contributions
Overated
Aug 2020 • Friends
Just felt it was nothing Special....Restaurants average....beach ok...
If you like a better Vac....go to the Outer Banks, NC.
Cheers!
Written August 28, 2020
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gbella1223@gmail.com
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Ocean Beach Weekday Stay
Jul 2020
Hadnt been there in over 40 years- decided to take my GF with some family members for her 60th BD.. Its a nice ferry ride from Bayshore to Ocean Beach- but its very expensive! From the moment you park at the ferry(Approx $15 per day) to the ferry ride(Approx $11 each way) everything there is about 2-3x more expensive than on the Mainland. Its a lovely little town with a bunch of small stores-bars and restaurants. A few boutique hotels, most allow you to ride bikes to use bikes for riding around the town(not on the mail street though)..If the weathers nice you can swim in the ocean or bay- unfortunately the 2 days we were there- it rained both days into mid morning- into the late morning- so bathing was out. That is a major drawback in Ocean Beach- there is very little to do on rainy days- unless you are renting a house. If youre staying in a hotel- you can go back and watch TV in your room- maybe do a little shopping in the few stores there- or hit bar for early drinks....i have no idea of how you'd entertain kids unless you go back to Bayshore on an early ferry
Written August 19, 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,336 contributions
Fire Island
Jun 2020
Ocean Beach Fire Island is a short trip from the mainland but feels like a world away. The beach is vacation quality. The town has shops, bars, and restaurants that will keep you busy.
Written June 30, 2020
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Pamela B
Virginia118 contributions
Place was ok, but way to crowded and not family friendly
Jul 2019
Place was more of a young adults social scene. Lots of parties and drinking. Was not family friendly.
Written October 2, 2019
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Nic528810
Newton Le Willows, UK50 contributions
Idilic way to spend a week
Sep 2019 • Family
What a relaxed week after exploring the city. Each day spent pulling the cart full of deck chairs to the Ocean Beach (Fair Harbour);body boarding and drinking a couple of Montauk Summer Ales in the sun. Perfect .
Written September 4, 2019
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Lorraine M
West Hempstead5 contributions
Ocean Beach Fire Island
Aug 2019
Took the 11 am ferry on a beautiful Monday morning from Bay Shore to Fire Island...was 20 minutes on ferry. Cost $21 rountrip. Parking was $15. First stop was the bathroom by dock which only has 2 stalls...very long wait to get in. Wanted to get that out of the way as there are not that many public bathrooms around. Shopped the stores, ate lunch at Island Mermaid. Food there was good, not great. Had a froze which I had to send back because it wasn't blended. We were told they were short staffed that day. Beach was beautiful..clean! Waited on line by 4:30 pm to get 4:50 pm ferry back. Definitely recommend for a day trip. Make sure to go as early as possible as ferry gets crowded.
Written August 26, 2019
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sfdann
Salt Lake City, UT996 contributions
No this, no that, no more
Aug 2019
First visit to FI will likely be the last - can't recall another place with so many rules. I get that it is about protecting a fragile destination put upon by so many people at once, but it was exhausting figuring out what I could and couldnt do. And the police were right on top of it. Didn't expect so many Brohs and loud, vulger hoes - it reminded me of Daytona - and I much prefer somewhere more peaceful. The beach had lots of biting flies. Much better at Cherry Grove - OB is just way too loud and drunken. Can't even ride bikes in town. Wow. But I get what it would be like if the rules weren't in place.
Written August 13, 2019
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Tiff5LI
Lake Grove, NY511 contributions
The Land of NO
Jul 2019 • Family
No eating on the beach. No drinking on the beach (beside water). No playing ball on the beach. No music. No bikes on the weekend. No dogs. NO FUN!!!!!!!! Must be fully dressed while walking in the beach town. Everything is ridiculously overpriced. I will be going to another fire island beach next summer.
Written July 18, 2019
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innvictim
ny42 contributions
Go to Hoboken instead !
Jun 2019 • Friends
Forget it if you are looking for a quaint beach town and beautiful area.
After a 2 1/2 hour $84 trip from NY on thé LIRR and taxi and ferry, we « landed. » My daughter was visiting so I though maybe we would stay overnight. Asking at a little local hotel and learning that the discount price was $485 for full size room, I thought we’d simply make a day of it.... instead of staying. Little did I l know that the beach would be freezing and other than overpriced plain restaurants and some bars, there was no reason to go other than punishment. Try self mutilation instead.
Written June 16, 2019
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Elsa C. L
New York City, NY1,845 contributions
A gem!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Lovely scenery while walking either on the paths, the board walks to the beach, along the dock, on its dry fine sand or courser wet sand nearer the waves with pinkish to mauve sand mixed with the gray or two-tone contrasting natural gray colors. It was really nice to walk on the beach bare foot!

We had haze then the fog rolled in and eventually clear visibility.

Fire Island is neat, interesting, different, has nice restaurants, clean public restrooms with paper seats at the Ocean Beach dock.

Park in Bayshore for $17 from F to S and $10 from M to Th, take the ferry to Ocean Beach for $22 round trip and explore. Houses in each community tend to differ and there are many interesting facades and front yards.
Written June 8, 2019
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