Beaches & Pools

Four of Long Island's most beautiful South Shore beaches are located in the Town of Hempstead. Ocean beachfronts at Point Lookout, Lido, Lido West, and Sands are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with a vehicle entrance fee of $10 for Hempstead Town residents and $25 for non-residents. Discount parking coupon books may be purchased ($100 for 15 entrance tickets, a reduced rate of $50 for entrance 15 tickets applies to seniors, veterans, the physically challenged and volunteers).

In addition to the sand and surf, the town's beach parks feature assorted recreational attractions. Sands includes an outdoor pool, basketball and handball courts, and picnic gazebos. Lido West features outdoor tennis courts. The beach park at Lido is one of the township's most exciting recreational complexes with a ballfield, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, bocci, horseshoe and paddle ball courts, outdoor pools and a picnic area with outdoor tables and enclosures.

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.

The Town of Hempstead operates 22 outdoor pools and one indoor pool. Our Echo Park Indoor Pool located in West Hempstead is a year-round facility open to all town residents.