Beaches Open For Business


Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson announced that the town’s beaches at Tobay and Philip B. Healey at Florence Avenue in Massapequa, Centre Island, Charles E. Ransom and Stehli in Bayville, Harry Tappen in Glen Head and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay are open daily for residents to enjoy for the rest of the summer.
“Beach lovers look forward to the summer all year,” said Johnson. “Residents can visit any of the town’s beaches any day of the week including weekends and holidays.“
The councilwoman said that town residents may choose to pay a daily entrance fee of $20 each time they go to the beach or purchase a seasonal beach sticker for $60, which allows entrance to all seven Town of Oyster Bay beaches all summer long. Non-residents may purchase a daily pass for $50 on weekdays only at Tobay, Centre Island and Ransom. Only Centre Island and Ransom Beaches allow non-residents on weekends for a daily fee of $60. Tappen Beach allows non-residents to purchase a season pass for $120 or pay a daily entrance fee of $40, both only good for Tappen Beach.
Senior citizens, 60 and older, are able to obtain a beach sticker at the tollgates at no charge by showing their car registration and town issued Senior Citizen Beach I.D. Card, available at the town clerk’s office for a one-time fee of $30, plus a $2 photo fee. Disabled town residents who are receiving disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act, as well as those who have a permanent disability as certified in writing by a physician, can obtain a free beach sticker after first securing an I.D. card at the town clerk’s office for a one-time fee of $30 plus a $2 photo fee. Residents who are veterans/active military located within the Town of Oyster Bay can pick up a seasonal sticker for $30. For Tappen only, non-residents who are veterans/active military located within New York state may purchase a seasonal sticker for $60. All veterans must obtain a waiver from the parks department beaches office located at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd. in Massapequa.
“Now that the beaches are open, it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer and residents will now be able to experience some of the finest beaches around all throughout the season,” said Johnson. “It’s amenities like these that make the Town of Oyster Bay a special place to live.”
For more information about the town’s beaches including hours of operations and how to obtain a beach pass, town residents should call the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department Beach Division at 516-797-4111 or visit the town’s through its website,, or on Facebook.
—Town of Oyster Bay

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