May 4, 2017

A Guide to Glen Cove's Beaches

It's almost beach season! One of the benefits of living at Garvies Point on the North Shore of Long Island is access to the beautiful beaches on the Long Island Sound. Here is a guide to Glen Cove's beaches and waterfront parks.

DSC0583.jpgPrybil Beach is an ideal North Shore beach. Open exclusively to residents of Glen Cove, the beach is the perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing.  Amenities (in-season) include lifeguards, facilities, concession stand and a fishing dock.

DSC9024.jpgMorgan Memorial Park was built by J.P. Morgan in memory of his late wife. The 40-acre park is situated on the Hempstead Harbor and includes a beach with swimming, lifeguards, and facilities. In addition to the beach, you can picnic in the beautifully landscaped park -- truly the best of both worlds. 

There are plenty more places to enjoy the waterfront near Garvies Point. 

  • The Welwyn Preserve is the former estate of Harold Irving Pratt, heir to an oil fortune. The densely wooded preserve has four marked nature trails that provide access to a magnificent wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds, a coastal salt marsh, and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline.
  • There are many boating and yacht clubs where you can enjoy the water.  The Glen Cove Yacht Club and Hempstead Harbour Club are located right near us at Garvies Point.
  • Garvies Point will feature a beach, boardwalk and ecology pier. There will also be a waterfront restaurant and boat launch in addition to an updated Anglers Club and marina. View our site plan.


 Glen Cove beaches will be open on weekends, Memorial Day to late June from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The beaches will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting at the end of June. Free beach permits are available to Glen Cove residents with proof of residency at the Parks & Recreation Office at the beach gates. 

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