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.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
No Pets Allowed
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.
The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Cars: $8, increases to $10 during peak season
Bus (Non-profit): $35
Bus (Commercial): $75
5/28-6/24: Daily ($8)
6/25-9/5: Daily ($10)
9/10-10/10: Weekends & holidays only ($8)
New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.
Children of all ages can enjoy an egg hunt as well as a visit by the Spring Bunny.
Free to the public.
Project/Event Description: Tree planting, Beachgrass planting, Beach cleanup
Meeting Location: parking area. All ages welcome
Orient Beach State Park will host its 31st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The local elementary school will entertain patrons with holiday songs while Santa lights the holiday tree.