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North Hempstead Beach Park

 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Winter)
9 a.m. to dusk (Summer)

175 West Shore Road, Port Washington
*For GPS units, please enter 175 West Shore Road, Roslyn

(516) 869-6311

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Providing 34 acres of sandy beach and recreational activities, North Hempstead Beach Park (formally known as Bar Beach & Hempstead Harbor Parks) includes a promenade for residents who want to walk along the waterfront. A fishing pier, boat ramp, bathhouse and concession area are also available. The park provides basketball and shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas with barbecues and shelter pavilions, and a playground.

The 60-acre park sits on a half-mile beachfront property (fee required). It also features court games like basketball, handball and paddleball. Many also enjoy the mile-jogging course, playground and picnic areas. Permits are required for use of the fields and picnic area.

The beach is currently only open to Nassau County residents. There are no parking fees for the 2020 season. All visitors are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask when possible.


  • Bathhouses
  • Basketball
  • Beaches
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bocci Ball
  • Fishing
  • Handball
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Kayaking
  • Little League Field
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Fields
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Volleyball