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 $50 for non-residents. Discount parking coupon books (for Point Lookout, Lido West and Sands) may be purchased ($100 for 15 entrance tickets, a reduced rate of $50 for 15 entrance tickets applies to seniors, veterans, active military, the physically challenged and volunteers).
FOR BEACH ADMISSION AND DISCOUNT PARKING BOOKS, A VALID, CURRENT NYS DMV DRIVER'S LICENSE OR NYS DMV ID CARD IS REQUIRED TO PROVE RESIDENCY IN THE TOWN.
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.