Four of Long Island's most beautiful South Shore beaches are located in the Town of Hempstead. Ocean beachfronts at Point Lookout, Lido, Lido West, and Sands are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with a vehicle entrance fee of $10 for Hempstead Town residents and $25 for non-residents. Discount parking coupon books may be purchased ($100 for 15 entrance tickets, a reduced rate of $50 for entrance 15 tickets applies to seniors, veterans, the physically challenged and volunteers).
In addition to the sand and surf, the town's beach parks feature assorted recreational attractions. Sands includes an outdoor pool, basketball and handball courts, and picnic gazebos. Lido West features outdoor tennis courts. The beach park at Lido is one of the township's most exciting recreational complexes with a ballfield, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, bocci, horseshoe and paddle ball courts, outdoor pools and a picnic area with outdoor tables and enclosures.
In addition to its four beaches along the Atlantic shoreline, the town also operates a bay beach at Hewlett Point Park in Bay Park and a small beachfront along Hog Island Channel in the community of Harbor Isle.
Sands Family Picnic and Beach Park or Lido Beach Town Park.
The two town beach parks are located side-by-side on Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach.
Both beaches offer the fun and excitement of sand and surf, picnic gazebos or enclosures, barbeques and outstanding recreational areas.
Picnic reservations are required for Lido Beach Town Park and Sands. For Sands permits, please call (516) 431-6910. For Lido Beach Town Park permits, call (516) 431-6650 or (516) 801-5647. Completed picnic permit requests may be faxed to (516) 292-0527. Picnic permit fees apply for both Sands and Lido Beach.