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Orient Beach State Park

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UPDATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th: Orient Beach State Park is open.

Be advised, to encourage social distancing and help stop the spread of COVID-19, many parks have reduced parking by 50% and local roads may have closures in effect. Many popular parks will fill to capacity by noon and close early to incoming visitors and traffic. Closures will be posted here and on our homepage. For real-time traffic updates visit: https://www.511ny.org/#:Alerts

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.

Pavilion Information
Orient Beach has one pavilion. Prices range from $200 to $250 and can accommodate 120 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com. 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

  • Concession Stand: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Park open daily, dawn to dusk, year round.
    Winter schedule 8am-4:00pm;
  • Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak and Canoe Launch: Memorial Day to October. Rentals available

  • 2020 Swimming Season: 6/27 - 9/7, 10:30 am - 6 pm, daily.

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
  • Regional Diving Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State Driver's License $125

    Regional Diving Permits cannot be purchased at the park.

Maps

Digital Maps

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

Fri 04 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2020 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park

It is a joyous occasion when more than 300 visitors come to "Light Up the Season" at the thirty-third annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park. The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. In the spirit of the season the Park will be collecting winter coats and non-perishable food items for families in need.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible) * seasonal only
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible) * only open during swimming season
  • Surfing/Windsurfing
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)