Jones Beach State Park
P.O. Box 1000, Wantagh
8 ocean beaches (6 miles).
Zachs Bay beach, 2 pools, band shell, 4 basketball courts, 2-mile boardwalk/health walk, surf chairs for the disabled (Fields 2, 6 and Central Mall), beach ramp at Field 6, 4-mile bike path, boat basin, picnic areas, amphitheater, paddle tennis, equipment rentals, miniature golf, pitch-putt golf, 4 finger piers, surf casting, bait station, 2 softball fields (permit required), 22 shuffle board courts, food concessions.
A recent addition to the park is the Theodore Roosevelt
Nature Center (West End 1) with outdoor and indoor displays, hands-on children's activities and programs; call 516-679-7254
Beachfront: 6.5 miles on ocean (8 beaches); part of a 2,413-acre park
Directions: Off south end of Wantagh and Meadowbrook parkways
Fees: $8 per car
Information: 516-785-1600 or 631-669-1000
Season: Year-round, sunrise-sunset. Swimming pools, pitch-putt golf, miniature golf and other facilities open seasonally, call for dates and hours. Parking lots West End 2, 4, 6 and 10 are open year-round
Web Site: http:// www.nysparks.com
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