Providing 34 acres of sandy beach and recreational activities, North Hempstead Beach Park (formally known as…More Bar Beach and 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. A Sunday Afternoon Summer Concert Series begins July 4 and continues through August 31.
The 60-acre park sits on a half-mile beachfront property (fee required). It also features court games like basketball, handball, paddleball and tennis. Many also enjoy the mile-jogging course, playground and picnic areas. Permits are required for use of the fields and picnic area. Parking fees apply year-round.
Directions: To reach Hempstead Harbor Park, take the Northern State Parkway to Exit 29 North (Roslyn Rd.) Follow Rosyln Road to the end (Clock Tower on right). Bear left at traffic light to West Shore Road. Proceed for approximately 2-3 miles. Hempstead Harbor Park is on the righthand side (after Bar Beach.)