Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Sands Point Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Sands Point Preserve
4.5
Historic Sites • Nature & Wildlife Areas
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. The Sands Point peninsula was the famed “East Egg” in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center, is owned by Nassau County, NY, and is maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services and film/TV location facilities.
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KB187
Port Washington, NY61 contributions
Always fun snd tons to do
Sep 2021 • Family
As a local, we frequent the preserve regularly. There a fantastic dog park, incredible new playground for kids, tons of trails for exploring (you don’t have to be a hiker. My 3 YO enjoys the trails in her crocs…) and a natural beach that gave many areas that are very private (just be careful not to cross over to the private property of the hone owners) and very enjoyable (our fur baby loves to swim too and that’s the only place around that allows dogs). Lots of fun every time and a very low yearly membership lowers the cost of entrance significantly.
Written September 5, 2021
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Marzena B
New York City, NY31 contributions
Grateful
Nov 2020
Fantastic day at the Sands Point. So many trails, beautiful views. Peaceful few hrs. spent away from all the rush of the city
Written November 24, 2020
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Queensguy730
Forest Hills, NY120 contributions
Just a walk in the park
Oct 2020 • Friends
We went to enjoy an early fall day. From where we parked the area was not well marked so just walked across the field to the cliffs, then back where we took a path through the woods. There was a very large wooded playground for children. The lavatory is centrally located with bench seating to wait for someone online or just to relax. One recommendation... have exact fee and you eventually peel off the long car line to a shorter line to the right.
Written November 1, 2020
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foulitsa5
47 contributions
Great day outdoors!
Aug 2020
Beautiful grounds ! A beautiful day walking and enjoying the outdoors if in the area...
For all ages! Great for summer and early fall !
Written August 30, 2020
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Ratna Basak
Roslyn Heights, NY38 contributions
Resident farewell
Jun 2020
Excellent park with waterfront view and access.
I arranged a pediatric residents farewell there in COVID times. We had about 16 people. The place is absolutely gorgeous with greenery all round and a beach to dip your toes in water.
Our residents could not have been happier !
Written July 26, 2020
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tirane56
New York City, NY37 contributions
What a view
Apr 2020
very nice and quiet overlooking the long island sound,the grounds are spectacularas well as the old buildings,a must see for a relaxing day
Written May 16, 2020
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Tracy B
Port Washington, NY4 contributions
Amazing grounds. Fantastic programs
Sep 2019
Whether it's a hike to the beach, a ride on the zip line in the playground or learning about tadpoles at the pond, spending a day at the preserve is worth it. We've enjoyed our membership year after year. It never disappoints.
Written February 11, 2020
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wmcleve
Schenectady, NY160 contributions
Wonderful Place to spend a few hours
Nov 2019
When visiting friends in Port Washington our host asked if we might like to go for a walk. It sounded like a great idea. We ended going to the Sands Point preserve and had a wonderful time -
Written November 5, 2019
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Brian K
New York City, NY154 contributions
Who Knew? What a fantastic, exciting, inviting, well,organized, well manicured jewel.
Nov 2019
This place is multi faceted. Each facet is better than the previous. There’s a castle with lil art exhibits and tours. Woods and well marked trails surround everything. Views, rose gardens, ponds, there’s a dog run, there are beach stretches, it’s well manicured, immaculate, a lil canteen/gift shop. I grew up in Queens, never knew this existed. I will visit in every season. Can’t wait.
Written November 4, 2019
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Lester W
North Syracuse, NY70 contributions
Interesting tour of the Guggenheim house
Sep 2019
The Hempstead house was closed for a wedding, so we were able to tour the Guggenheim house. Interesting tour - learned of some local history and got to see the house largely in an as-left condition by the Guggenheims. Docent was very knowledgeable about the home and the family who lived there. Down side - no picture taking allowed.
Written October 16, 2019
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Sands Point Preserve is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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