Some of Long Island's most beautiful South Shore beaches are located in the Town of Hempstead. Ocean beaches at Point Lookout, Lido, and Lido West are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

In addition to its four beaches along the Atlantic shoreline, the town also operates a bay beach at Hewlett Point Park in Bay Park and a small beachfront along Hog Island Channel in the community of Harbor Isle.

View details about Town of Hempstead beaches.

Season Beach Parking Pass

2021 Season Beach Parking Pass for Point Lookout, Lido, and Lido West is available for purchase on Monday, May 24, 2021, at the Pt. Lookout Office.


  • $125 for residents
  • $75 for seniors (60 plus), handicapped, auxiliary police, volunteer firefighters, veterans, active military.

Beach entrance fees may be paid by cash or credit/debit card. For credit/debit card payments, an additional $1.50 processing fee will be added to the admission price. The Town of Hempstead does not receive any portion of the processing fee, which is charged by the credit card processing company.

Beaches are open to Hempstead Town and Nassau County residents only.

Seasonal Beach Information

  • Ocean beaches open daily beginning Saturday, May 29th, 2021, to Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021
    • Lifeguards on duty seven days a week: Saturday, May 29, 2021, to Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 - 10 am to 6 pm
    • Parking fees are collected Seven Days a Week, 7 am to 5 pm
    • Special park district beaches open Saturday, June 19th, 2021 to Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021

Daily Resident Beach Parking Fee

The daily resident beach parking fee is $10 per car and $50 for non-residents. Town of Hempstead operated beaches are open to Town of Hempstead and Nassau County residents only. Non-resident "walk-in" rates apply at Lido and Lido West beaches. Residents of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead townships must pay the non-resident fee. For beach admission, a valid, current NYS DMV driver's license or NYS DMV ID card is required to prove residency in the town.

Point Lookout Webcam / Sea Conditions

View webcam images and sea conditions at Point Lookout, a service of LIShore.