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Orient Beach State Park

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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


Pet Policy: No pets allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak and Canoe Launch: Memorial Day to October. Rentals available

  • 2019 Swimming Season: 6/22 - 9/2, 10:30 am - 6 pm, daily.
  • Concession Stand: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Park open daily at 8am, year round.
    From April through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 8am-sunset;
    From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day 8am-sunset;
    Post Labor Day through Columbus Day 8am-sunset;
    Winter schedule 8am-4:00pm;
  • 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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and 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. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

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

    2019 Collection:
    5/27-6/21: Daily ($8)
    6/22-9/2: Daily ($10)
    9/3-10/14: Weekends & holidays only ($8)

  • Kayak
  • 1 Hour/Double: $30
    2 Hour/Double: $45

    1 Hour/Single: $25
    2 Hour/Single: $35

    Additional hour: $10
  • Paddleboards
  • 1 Hour: $30
    1 Hours: $45
  • Picnicking
  • Group picnic permit
    Pavilion rental:
    Sat-Sun: $250
    Weekdays: $200
  • Regional Diving Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State Driver's License $125

    Regional Diving Permits cannot be purchased at the park.


Digital Maps

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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) * only open during swimming season
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Wind Surfing