Jones Beach State Park Spot Guide

Stormrider Guide

From Fire Island Inlet to Jones Beach, 10 miles (16km) of unstabilized beach can produce some decent sandbars on the right day. High tide is no good because it amplifies the trough of deeper water between the outside and inside banks. The Gilgo area is generally the most consistent.

Large car parks make access easier at points, but walking is the way to escape the consistent crowds. Long distances between facilities.

  • Low to Mid Tide
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand
  • E - S
  • Northerly
  • 10 2