Jones Beach Island
Jones Beach Island is a
barrier islandoff the southern coast of Long Islandin the U.S. stateof New York. It was named for the father of Thomas Jones (historian). It is sometimes referred to as Oak Beach Island, and the former home of the infamous Oak Beach Inn. It is separated from Long Island by Great South Bay. The island straddles the county line between Nassau and Suffolk counties and includes the Census-designated placeof Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, New York.
The southern side of the island is known for its beaches that face the open
Atlantic Ocean. Jones Beach State Park, on the western tip of the island is a summer recreational destination for the New York Cityarea.
It is accessible from Long Island on its western end by the
Meadowbrook Parkwayto Merrick, New York, the Loop Parkwayto Long Beach, New Yorkand the Wantagh Parkwayto Wantagh, New York. Its eastern end is linked to Babylon, New York as well as to Fire Island, New Yorkby the Robert Moses Causeway. The Ocean Parkway connects all three causeways and runs the length of the island.
Great South Bay
West Gilgo Beach
* [http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/HCLAS/Geology/GEO_beaches.cfm Hofstra University: Study of Beaches on Jones Beach Island]
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