While New York is renowned for its urban atmosphere, the towering skyscrapers and world-class entertainment of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn aren’t all the Big Apple has to offer.

Long Island, NY, is home to some of the east coast’s most beautiful beaches. Featuring everything from old lighthouses to excellent surfing spots, these glistening waterfronts are the perfect destination for one last summer vacation.

Hither Hills State Park

Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, Hither Hills State Park is the place to go. This park is a fun, family-friendly beach on Long Island that has plenty of things to do for people of all ages. Below are just a few of the activities the park offers:

•Camping

•Swimming

•Surfing

•Hiking

•Climbing the dunes

•Biking

•Fishing

•Boating

•Playing basketball, volleyball, and more

Plan Your Trip

Hither Hills is just 2.5 hours from the middle of Manhattan. It has a 168-site campground that’s open through November and a beautiful beach that’s open through September 9. Reserve a campsite online or call the park office at 631-668-2554.

If you’re visiting from out of town, Empire Rent a Car has the perfect set of wheels for your trip. Whether you’re staying downtown or you’re headed to the beach, our car rentals, van rentals, and SUV rentals are the best way to see New York. Our affordable vehicles come with several perks — some even have unlimited miles — and we offer a reliable pickup and delivery service.

Empire Rent a Car has been making renting easy since 1970. Why not choose the company that’s renowned for affordable, high-quality vehicles? To rent a car, make an online reservation or contact us at 800-750-8782. We look forward to serving you.