Beaches On Long Island

Beaches On Long Island

Long Island's beaches are dramatic, serene and scenic, stretching as far as the eye can see. The most beautiful—Cape Santa Maria Beach—has been ranked among the best in the world. Some beaches have water that is deep shades of blue and turquoise, separated by cliffs to hike over and reefs you can walk on when the tide is low. Others are shallow with a toned-down cool turquoise color, and on a calm day it looks like the water meets the sky. Beaches range from small to very long and either have coarse pink sand or yellow/white soft sand, with lots of small shells. Some are shaded by pine trees, others are great for snorkeling. Some are secluded, others are activity beaches.

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Types of Beaches in Long Island
Secluded Beaches


Salt Pond Beaches offer miles of seclusion. Newton Cay Beach, at the northern tip of the island, has numerous pine trees to provide privacy and shade for a romantic picnic.

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Family Friendly Beaches

Family Friendly

At Love Beaches, there is a large natural swimming pool used for “miniature” snorkeling. It is completely protected, except in severe weather, and ideal for children of all ages.

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Exclusive Beaches


Beautiful Cape Santa Maria Beach has been ranked among the best in the world. It has four miles of powdery white sand to sink your toes into and ever-cool, crystal-clear water. The beach is reserved for the use of hotel guests.

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Active Beaches


At Cape Santa Maria Beach and Deals Beach you can enjoy water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, playing on a boogie board or competing in a game of volleyball.

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