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Ocean-Beach is generally considered the largest community on Fire Island, which is a barrier island located on the southern end of Long Island. During the daytime hours, Ocean Beach is frequently packed with families with children, playing at the beach, eating at the local restaurants and enjoying ice cream. Come nightfall, Ocean Beach attracts a different crowd of people who converge in the local bars and restaurants to party. The town of Ocean Beach has paved walkways for bicycles and pedestrians along the beach, and has the most shops and restaurants of the communities on Fire Island. It is also home to a campground located between the dunes and the bay with 28 sandy campsites and a nature trail. The Fire Island National Seashore is accessible by car near its eastern end at Smith Point County Park on the island. One of the other top attractions on Fire Island near Ocean Beach is the Sunken Forest, which is a very unique area that is one of the last remaining maritime forests on the eastern seaboard. The 40-acre forest earned its name because it appears lower than the surrounding water, although it is not actually below sea level - the high surrounding sand dunes that protect this environment create the illusion of being lower than sea level. Other attractions near Ocean Beach include Sailors Haven, which offers a marina, beach and picnic areas, and Robert Moses State Park, located on the west end of the island, with a fishing pier, boat anchorages and a putt-putt golf course.

Surrounding areas: Fire Island, New York (1.7 mi), The Pines, New York (5.0 mi), Oak Beach, New York (6.9 mi), Bayport, New York (8.4 mi), Gilgo Beach, New York (12.8 mi), Brookhaven, New York (15.4 mi), Jones Beach, New York (18.5 mi)

Ocean Beach Vacation Rentals

Ocean Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Fire Island Hotel And Resort20 West Main StBayshore, NY6.9 mi.(631) 583-8000
Capri Bayshore Motor Inn300 Bayshore RdBay Shore, NY7.1 mi.(631) 666-7275
Lands End Motel70 Browns Riv RdSayville, NY7.3 mi.(631) 589-2040
Sayville Motor Lodge5494 Sunrise HwySayville, NY9.2 mi.(631) 589-7000
La Quinta Inn & Suites Islip/ Macarthur Airport10 Aero RdBohemia, NY9.7 mi.(631) 881-7700
Econo Lodge Long Island Macarthur Airport3055 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.8 mi.(631) 588-6800
Hilton Garden Inn Islip/Macarthur Airport3485 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.8 mi.(631) 738-7800
Holiday Inn-ronkonkoma3845 Veterans Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.8 mi.(631) 585-9500
Jtne Hotel Enterprises80 Division StPatchogue, NY10.8 mi.(631) 475-1910
Hampton Inn Islandia1600 Veterans Memorial HwyIslandia, NY11.2 mi.(631) 234-0400
Lindenhurst Motel150 W Montauk HwyLindenhurst, NY11.2 mi.(631) 226-5850
Best Inn60 ML RdRonkonkoma, NY11.8 mi.(631) 588-4667
Courtyard Long Island Macarthur Airport5000 Expy Dr SouthRonkonkoma, NY11.8 mi.(631) 612-5000
Wingate Inn801 Crooked Hill RdBrentwood, NY12.3 mi.(631) 434-1818
Residence Inn By Marriott850 Veterans Memorial HwyHauppauge, NY12.3 mi.(631) 724-4188
Holiday Inn Express-Hauppauge2050 Expy Dr SHauppauge, NY12.5 mi.(631) 348-1400
Marriott Hotels & Resorts3635 Expy Dr NHauppauge, NY12.5 mi.(631) 232-3000
Howard Johnson Lodge450 Moreland RdCommack, NY12.6 mi.(631) 864-8820
Holtsville Residence Inn By Marriott25 Middle AveHoltsville, NY12.7 mi.(631) 475-9500
Radisson Macarthur Hotel1730 N Ocean AveHoltsville, NY13.6 mi.(631) 758-2900
Hampton Inn680 Commack RdCommack, NY13.7 mi.(631) 462-5700
Wyndham Windwatch Hotel1717 Vanderbilt Motor PkwyHauppauge, NY13.7 mi.(631) 232-9800
Sheraton Long Island110 Vanderbilt Motor PkwySmithtown, NY13.7 mi.(631) 231-1100
Hampton Inn Long Island/Brookhaven2000 N Ocean AveFarmingville, NY14.2 mi.(631) 732-7300
Comfort Inn At Medford2695 Rt 112Medford, NY14.3 mi.(631) 654-3000
Commack Motor Inn2231 Jericho TpkeCommack, NY14.9 mi.(631) 499-9060
Broadway Motor Inn727 Broadhollow RdFarmingdale, NY14.9 mi.(516) 249-2810
All Seasons Motor Lodge1126 Jericho TNPKCommack, NY15.2 mi.(631) 864-3500
Best Western Bar Harbor Inn5080 Sunrise HwyMassapequa Park, NY15.2 mi.(516) 541-2000
Huntington Hilton Hotel598 Broadhollow RdMelville, NY16.1 mi.(516) 845-1000
Extended Stay America100 Spagnoli RdMelville, NY16.6 mi.(631) 777-3999
Holiday Inn Express Stoney Brook3131 Nesconset HwyCentereach, NY17.2 mi.(631) 471-8000
Melville Marriot1350 Old Walt Whitman RdMelville, NY17.5 mi.(631) 423-1600
Homewood Suites Long Island/Melville1585 Round Swamp RdPlainview, NY17.7 mi.(516) 293-4663
Three Village Inn150 Main StStony Brook, NY18.8 mi.(631) 751-0555
Residence Inn By Marriott9 Gerhard RdPlainview, NY18.9 mi.(516) 433-6200
Holiday Inn215 Sunnyside BlvdPlainview, NY19.2 mi.(516) 349-7400
Extended Stay America905 S Oyster Bay RdBethpage, NY19.5 mi.(516) 349-8759
Days Inn828 S Oyster Bay RdHicksville, NY19.5 mi.(516) 433-1900
Huntington Country Inn Hotel270 W Jericho TnpkHuntington Station, NY19.5 mi.(631) 421-3900

Ocean Beach Weather & Climate

Long Island enjoys a four-season, moderate climate, given its relatively northern latitude-which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round. It is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Winters tend to be unpredictable and summers can be warm and muggy, but offshore breezes help moderate temperatures. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild. March tends to be rainy, but temperatures stay above freezing. April's warming temperatures makes it more comfortable and May is generally a gorgeous month on Long Island, weather wise. September to November is pleasant and mild, and the changing leaves make it a beautiful time to visit.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 4.27 in. 36°F
February 40°F 24°F 3.33 in. 35°F
March 48°F 31°F 4.76 in. 38°F
April 58°F 40°F 4.13 in. 44°F
May 68°F 49°F 3.90 in. 52°F
June 77°F 59°F 3.71 in. 60°F
July 83°F 65°F 2.93 in. 69°F
August 81°F 64°F 4.48 in. 70°F
September 74°F 56°F 3.39 in. 68°F
October 64°F 44°F 3.63 in. 60°F
November 53°F 36°F 3.86 in. 57°F
December 43°F 27°F 4.13 in. 52°F

Ocean Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Island Mac Arthur airport (ISP) located about 10 miles northeast of Ocean Beach in Islip, New York, the Francis S Gabreski airport (FOK) located approximately 30 miles east of Ocean Beach in Westhampton Beach, New York, the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located roughly 32 miles west of Ocean Beach in New York, New York, the La Guardia airport (LGA) located around 38 miles west of Ocean Beach in New York, New York, the Teterboro airport (TEB) located about 49 miles north of Ocean Beach in Teterboro, New Jersey, the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located approximately 53 miles west of Ocean Beach in Newark, New Jersey, and finally the Monmouth Executive airport (BLM) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Ocean Beach in Belmar - Farmingdale, New Jersey.

Ocean Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY14.3 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY14.3 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY14.3 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY14.3 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY16.2 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY27.9 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY35.9 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY37.4 mi.
AstrolandBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ53.0 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY53.9 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ60.6 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT60.8 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ64.6 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ68.5 mi.
Funtown PierSeaside ParkNJ69.5 mi.
Water Parks
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY31.9 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY72.5 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT85.5 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI85.7 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ94.6 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA98.5 mi.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and WaterparkExeterRI106.0 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ111.6 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA115.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Timber Point Country ClubGreat RiverNY4.8 mi.
Robert Moses State ParkBabylonNY5.6 mi.
West Sayville Golf CourseWest SayvilleNY6.1 mi.
Cedar Beach Golf CourseBabylonNY9.0 mi.
Gull Haven Golf ClubCentral IslipNY10.1 mi.
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodNY10.6 mi.
Bergen Point Golf ClubWest BabylonNY11.0 mi.
Hamlet Wind Watch Golf ClubHauppaugeNY12.1 mi.
Holbrook Country ClubHolbrookNY12.1 mi.
Dix Hills Country ClubDix HillsNY13.9 mi.
Dix Hills Park Golf CourseDix HillsNY13.9 mi.
Hollow Hills Golf CourseDix HillsNY13.9 mi.
Colonial Springs Golf CourseEast FarmingdaleNY14.1 mi.
Ponds at Lake GroveLake GroveNY14.2 mi.
Smithtown Landing Golf ClubSmithtownNY14.2 mi.
Stonebridge Golf Links & Country ClubSmithtownNY14.2 mi.
Heatherwood Golf ClubCentereachNY14.3 mi.
Peninsula Golf ClubMassapequaNY16.5 mi.
Sunken Meadow State Park Golf CourseKings ParkNY16.8 mi.
Bethpage State ParkFarmingdaleNY17.1 mi.
Jones Beach State Park Golf CourseWantaghNY18.6 mi.
Spring Lake Golf ClubMiddle IslandNY18.7 mi.
Links at ShirleyShirleyNY18.8 mi.
Middle Island Country ClubMiddle IslandNY18.9 mi.
Crab Meadow Golf CourseNorthportNY19.9 mi.
Cantiague Park Golf CourseHicksvilleNY20.5 mi.
Merrick Road Park Golf CourseMerrickNY20.6 mi.
Eisenhower Park Golf CourseEast MeadowNY21.0 mi.
Rolling Oaks Country ClubRocky PointNY24.3 mi.
Hempstead Golf Course at LidoLido BeachNY24.7 mi.
Ski Areas
WoodburyWoodburyCT62.0 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY64.2 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY64.2 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT67.2 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ72.3 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY75.5 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT83.1 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA98.1 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY105.8 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA106.8 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA107.5 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY107.5 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA111.1 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA111.4 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ111.6 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ111.6 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA115.5 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA117.8 mi.
State Parks
Heckscher State ParkNY3.6 mi. 
Captree State ParkNY5.4 mi. 
Robert Moses State ParkNY5.7 mi. 
Gilgo State ParkNY10.2 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY10.3 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY16.6 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY18.9 mi. 
Sunken Meadow State ParkNY18.9 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY24.6 mi. 
Hempstead Lake State ParkNY25.4 mi. 
Valley Stream State ParkNY27.9 mi. 
Wildwood State ParkNY28.9 mi. 
Sherwood Island State ParkCT33.0 mi. 
Mianus River State ParkCT37.1 mi. 
Silver Sands State ParkCT38.4 mi. 
Museum of Long Island Natural SciencesStony BrookNY19.2 mi.(Science)
Long Island Children's MuseumGarden CityNY25.6 mi.(Children's)
Nassau County Museum of artRoslyn HarborNY27.7 mi.(Art)
Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and ScienceNew Hyde ParkNY28.4 mi.(Science)
Queens Museum of ArtFlushingNY35.5 mi.(Art)
Bruce MuseumGreenwichCT35.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Barnum MuseumBridgeportCT36.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Discovery MuseumBridgeportCT36.0 mi.(Science)
American Museum of the Moving ImageAstoriaNY41.4 mi.(Technology)
Brooklyn Museum of ArtBrooklynNY41.9 mi.(Brooklyn)
New York Transit MuseumBrooklynNY41.9 mi.(Brooklyn)
Isamu Noguchi Garden MuseumLong Island CityNY42.0 mi.(Art)
Hudson River MuseumYonkersNY43.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
Museum of Chinese in the AmericasNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
South Street Seaport MuseumNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood TypesNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(History)
Eli Wilner & CompanyNew YorkNY44.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY35.5 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT36.0 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY39.7 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY41.9 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY44.7 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY51.9 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ52.2 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT79.0 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY83.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ114.8 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA116.2 mi.

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