Cedar, Gilgo and Overlook are the three ocean beaches located on the barrier island. Residents are able to purchase a seasonal recreation permit that will give them access to these facilities. Non-residents will need to purchase a daily entrance ticket, except for Overlook Beach (Resident Only) each time they enter one of these facilities.
Ocean Beach facility with restrooms, pavilion, playground, concession, picnic area with grills, basketball court, handball court and wi-fi access.
Ocean Beach facility with restrooms, playground, outdoor showers, and WiFi access. Food is available at the Gilgo Inn.
Town Residents Only. Ocean Beach with restrooms, playground, concession, picnic area with grills, outdoor showers, and WiFi access.
- How many beaches does the Town have?
The Town has three ocean beaches: Overlook (open only to Town residents with recreation permits), Cedar and Gilgo, and two bay beaches: Venetian Shores and Tanner Park. The two bay beaches have spray parks and boat launching ramps. The Cedar Beach golf course is also located at Cedar Beach and Overlook Beach. The Gilgo Beach Marina is located at Gilgo. Cedar Beach also boasts the Cedar Beach Marina which is accessible by boat and connected to Cedar Beach via a walkway. Camping (41 campsites) is accommodated at the marina for Town residents with full camping facilities available. Camping requires a camping permit which can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office located at 151 Phelps Lane in North Babylon. For more information call 631-893-2100.
- How do I obtain a beach permit?
For information on beach permits, please www.townofbabylon.com/parks and click Beach Permits.
- How much are Town resident beach permits?
Resident Beach Permit: $45
Veteran/Active Military: $20
Town of Babylon Volunteer Firefighter: $20
- What facilities can I gain entrance to with a resident beach permit?
A beach permit allows you access to Cedar Beach, Cedar Marina, Gilgo Beach, and Overlook Beach, which are all located off Ocean Parkway. The beach permit also allows you to enjoy the Town of Babylon’s two bay beaches, Tanner Park in Copiague and Venetian Shores in Lindenhurst.
Please note that a Town beach permit does NOT qualify you for free entrance into New York State facilities including Robert Moses, Jones Beach, and Heckscher State Park.
- Where can I purchase a beach permit?
Beach Permits can be purchased online or in person. For information on beach permits, please visit www.townofbabylon.com/parks and click Beach Permits.
- Can I still go to the Town of Babylon beaches if I am not a resident?
Non-Residents can pay the daily entrance fee at Gilgo Beach and Cedar Beach during the summer season.
- Are animals permitted at the beaches?
No, animals are prohibited from all Town beaches.
- Who maintains the Town beaches?
All Town beaches open to the public on Memorial Day weekend. Town crews maintain all Town beaches and start work prior to opening day. The Department of Parks & Recreation is responsible for the maintenance of all bathroom facilities at Town beaches. Contact the Town's Parks & Recreation Department for more information, (631) 893-2100.