We found out about this beach at the Long Island Museum and thought we would give it a try.
It was so cloudy that the top of the water tower was invisable.
There was no traffic to get there --probably because of the poor weather. So in the summer if is probably bumper to bumper traffic. I was amazed by the huge parking lots. At mid day it was almost empty.We didn't pay at the gate so parking must be free. There seemed to be public bus service.
We were told that there had been a lot of damage from Hurricane Sandy but it was all fixed.
The board walk was probably 100 feet wide and seemed to go on for ever to the next area. People enjoyed this board walk for walking. What a lovely way to excercise or relax.
There are several areas of this beach that connect. Each area has its own parking lot, clean bath rooms with an attendent, little beach shop, restraurant, security officers, play ground, mini golf, and so many trash barrels and benches to sit on. I doubt dogs are allowed. I am not sure about showers. It was very clean. But on a hot summer day.....
The water seemed about 500 feet from the board walk with great sand all the way. There was a walk way to the water that made it easier to walk toward the water to find a spot to sit. We never saw the water because of the fog.
It seemed to be accessable for wheelchairs. There was plenty of handicap parking but it is a few minute walk to the boardwalk.
There was a mixed crowd of people, families, singles, walkers, etc. I felt quite safe. Bring everything you need because there are no towns for a few miles since this beach and the other beaches are on a narrow strip of land that must go on for about 10 miles. I do think it is part of the state park system.