The main beaches of Islip are Sailors Haven and Heckscher State Park Beach. They are distinctly fun and beautiful places to spend quality time with family, friends or the one you love! Sailors Haven features a unique, beachside forest that is a great place for wildlife viewing. The water and the sand at Sailors Haven is clean and beautiful, sparkling in the generous sunlight, and from the water, the views of the landscape are uniquely pretty. Sailors Haven is very family-oriented, with picnic areas, barbecues, a playground, and an adequate number of lifeguards on duty that give the place an extra sense of security. The beach at Heckscher State Park is ideal for fishing, and swimming. There are barbecue grills, picnic tables, playgrounds and a shady pavilion where families to spend time together. Wind surfing, canoeing and paddle boarding are popular activities here, with easy access to boat launches. The beach itself is constantly recognized for being clean, well-kept, and open for the easy supervision of children. Heckscher State Park Beach is pet-friendly, adorns distinct and beautiful scenery. The state also organizes a wealth of recreational activities at this park and beach, including cricket, lacrosse, soccer and many other sports.
This page provides information about beaches located in the Town of Islip. Some of these locations are Town-Run Beaches, while others are NYS Parks - please be sure to check each listing for details before visiting hitting the waves!