AddressRoute 25 Orient, NY 11957
Orient Beach State Park features one of the most pristine maritime forests on the North Fork, with red cedar and blackjack oak trees and prickly pear cactus growing for miles in the tidal wetlands of a small strip of land jutting into Gardiners Bay. The park’s expansive beach, park and playground area are located at the end of a two-mile paved road easily accessible by car from Route 25 with a park pass. Wooden swings lining the beach invite romance as the sun sets, and nature trails found throughout the area call for adventure. Kayak, canoe and bicycle rentals are also available.
(Courtesy of the North Fork Patch)
- Hours: Toll booth open daily from 8am – 4pm; park closes at sunset; lifeguards are on duty from 10am – 5:30 pm daily.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Parking: Paid lot
- Public/Private: Public
- Type: Bay
- Number of lifeguards: 2
- Beach pass information: $65 annual seasonal pass for vehicles registered in New York State, $110 for out-of-state vehicles; $10 per vehicle daily from June 26 to September 6; $8 per vehicle on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from September 8 to October 11
- Common activities: Cycling, Fishing, Kayaking/canoeing, Picnicking, Snorkeling
- Facilities: Boardwalk, Food/drink, Restrooms
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No pets
- Cars allowed: No
- Features: Athletic fields, Beach, Benches, Grills, Picnic pavilions, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Services: Gift shop, Ranger, Tours