Gilgo Beach is one of the Town's three ocean beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The facility is open to residents and non-residents throughout the summer season. Food services at Gilgo are offered by the Gilgo Beach Inn. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Gilgo Beach Inn, please contact them directly by visiting their website.
Pre-season hours begin Memorial Day Weekend and go through late-June. During the pre-season, the beach is only open on with lifeguards on duty during weekends and holidays. Summer Season hours begin in late-June and go through Labor Day Weekend. During the summer season, the beach is open daily with lifeguards on duty on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
- Outdoor Showers
- Food Services/Gilgo Beach Inn
- Free Wi-Fi Access
- Daily Entrance Fees for vehicles without Recreation Permit:
- $40 on Weekends (Friday - Sunday) and Holidays
- $20 on Weekdays
- **Credit/Debit Cards Only
Westbound Ocean Parkway
- 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.