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Orient Beach State Park

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Address
40000 Main Road (Route 25)
Orient, NY 11957
Latitude 41.153584
Longitude -72.245117

Orient Beach State Park, located on the eastern tip of the north fork of Long Island, is a natural wonderland of waterfront with 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner's Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, black-jack oak trees and prickly-pear cactus. Its natural beauty earned designation as a National Natural Landmark in 1980. Other natural attractions in the park include the salt water marsh and marine wildlife. Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Black Crowned Night Herons, and Osprey are common sights in the park, leading to its recognition as an Audubon Important Bird Area.

Patrons come to the park primarily for relaxing, picnicking, enjoying the peaceful outdoors, and various recreation activities. Visitors can swim in the bay, fish from shore, go kayaking, windsurfing, and stand-up paddle boarding, go hiking or biking, or walk a nature trail. The park has pavilions available for private parties and small refreshment stand.

NEW! Orient Beach is now a United States Light House Society Passport Stamp Location where patrons can view four lighthouses; Orient Point Lighthouse, Plum Island Lighthouse, Long Beach Bar Lighthouse and the Cedar Island Lighthouse as well as get their Lighthouse Passport Stamped. Learn more. 

Programs and special events such as the Spring Egg Hunt and Holiday Tree Lighting, Bike-a-thons, and kayaking tours are held either by the park or in cooperation with partners like the Long Island Paddlers. A map of the kayak trails is available in the park office.

Find more about park permit information and view photos of Orient Pavilion.

 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/25 - 9/5, 10:30 am - 6 pm, daily.
  • Concession Stand: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Kayak & Canoe Launch: April to October. Rentals available.
  • Park open daily at 8am, year round.
    From April through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 8am-6:30pm;
    From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day 8am-sunset;
    Post Labor Day through Columbus Day 8am-7pm;
    Winter schedule 8am-4:30pm;
    Closed Christmas day.
  • Picnicking, children's playground, surf fishing, bike path, hiking: Available year round.
    Nature trails, environmental programs, bird watching, horseshoes, bike path, bocci court & shuffle board (April - Oct.) available.
  • Recreation Programs: Available seasonally.
    Nature Trails, Environmental Programs, Bird Watching, Horseshoes, Bike Path, Kayak Launch and Kayak Rentals, Bocci Court, Shuffle Board and Guided Tours by Park Ranger.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $8, increases to $10 during peak season
    Bus (Non-profit): $35
    Bus (Commercial): $75

    2016 Collection:
    5/28-6/24: Daily ($8)
    6/25-9/5: Daily ($10)
    9/10-10/10: Weekends & holidays only ($8)

  • Kayak
  • 1 Hour/Double: $25
    2 Hour/Double: $40

    1 Hour/Single: $20
    2 Hour/Single: $35

    Additional hour: $10
  • Picnicking
  • Group picnic permit
    Pavilion rental:
    Sat-Sun: $250
    Weekdays: $200
  • Regional Diving Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $65
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $110

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Fri 02 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2, 2016 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park
(631) 323-2440

Light up the Season with the 30th Annual Holiday Tree Lightening Ceremony. The local elementary school entertains the crowd with festive holiday songs while Santa and his helper hand out candy canes.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible) * seasonal only
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails (Accessible)
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Wind Surfing