New York Summers can be unbearably hot and humid. Real feel temperatures surpassing 100 degrees are not uncommon. Perhaps, that’s the reason why when God created New York City he placed it near so many great beaches. One of those beaches is Robert Moses Beach on Long Island. The beach bears the name of the prolific builder of so much of New York’s infrastructure, Robert Moses.
The beach at Robert Moses Park is just one of the many beaches on Fire Island. Positioned at the extreme western end of the island, and only 52 miles from the Empire State Building, Robert Moses is an all-year-round recreational destination for the people of New York. Robert Moses State Park is a sprawling recreational facility of 875-acres.
Easily accessible by road and rail, Robert Moses Beach and the state park are a unique destination for New Yorkers and guest alike. During the swimming season, the foamy blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean break as they come ashore providing relief to beachgoers. Then there are those who prefer to surf or fish. The expansive park is a virtual oasis during the steamy days of summer.
As temperatures ease a bit, the park remains active. Fishing is a constant activity throughout the year, as are star gazing, beachcombing, picnicking and even golf. Of course, there are those who prefer to stroll along the park’s boardwalk or hike its many sandy paths to the ocean.
The beach and park are an hour and a half from Manhattan by road and they remain open all year round. Any time you seek peace and solitude near the ocean, either jump in your car or you can ride the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) from Penn Station to Babylon. You’ll be there in no time. Robert Moses Park, a perfect day trip destination, will put you in a New York State of mind.
For details on how to get to Robert Moses Park via public transit click here moovit©. At the Babylon LIRR station you then catch the bus to Robert Moses Beach.