West Shore Road Port Washington, NY 516-869-6311 (outside town) or 311 (within town)
The lifeguards at North Hempstead Beach Park. (Credit: Newsday photo / Nina Ruggiero)
It’s best to think of North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach and Hempstead Harbor Beach before the two combined), as just a park.
When it comes to the beach the water is worse than murky, the sand is dirty, and the lifeguards are bored out of their minds. No wonder when you consider that there are more bugs than humans hanging out at this beach.
At least there’s a little snack...
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