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Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City isn’t easy, especially since the surrounding metro area is so packed. However, the quieter parts of Long Island are perfect for beach camping. Even if you don’t have time to drive far away, you can make the most of a weekend at a variety of campsites. Check out these camping options for a family-friendly and affordable getaway beach camping on Long Island.

The Best Beach Camping on Long Island

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1. Camp Rockaway

Campers walking into canvas platform tent with luggage and surfboards at rockaway.

Image from The Dyrt camper Kent J.

Camp Rockaway is a popular spot because of the number and quality of amenities it offers. It is small and quiet, with a focus on enjoying the great outdoors in campsites. It has a rain-or-shine rental policy, so it’s best for small families wanting a base of operations for a variety of possible adventures. Keep in mind that the maximum number of occupants for each furnished site is 4 people.





“It is awesome!! I am not a camper, not even glamper, but it was so beautiful clean and wonderful!”Claudia A.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $30-289
  • Number of sites: 7
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No

2. Blydenburgh (Suffolk County Park)

Although Blydenburgh Park does not have immediate beach access, the area is beautiful, and its secluded nature makes it a real treat for city-dwellers. It has ample hiking, fishing spots, and a picnic area that can be reserved. It has multiple RV site types available, and the full-service sites fill up fast. Sites are somewhat close to each other, but the overall atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

“Great park with a nice 7 mile loop around the lake with decent fishing. Lots of horses and dogs on the trail.”Erik R.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-33
  • Number of sites: 35
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Battle Row Campground

Trees with changing leaves in a field beside a forested campsite.

Image from The Dyrt camper Lexis N.

Battle Row Campground is a beautiful park with a playground and ample room to explore. The amenities are basic, but the restrooms are clean and have private showers. The sites are large and close enough to explore the beach nearby. Because tent campsite rentals require a booking from someone over age twenty-one, the campsite is relatively free of rowdy behavior.

“This was my first time camping here and I was amazed at how clean the sites were & quiet the campground was. The camp office workers are SO friendly and helpful.”Lexis N.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $29-59
  • Number of sites: 64
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Nickerson Beach Park

Nickerson Beach Park is small but includes all the essentials for RV camping. It’s a popular destination in the summer, so you’ll need to jump on reservations as soon as they open early in the year. In addition to the pool and the beach, there are indoor showers to take advantage of. Pet owners will appreciate the dog run on-site, and overall, the atmosphere is family-friendly and welcoming.

“If you’re looking for a spot to camp so you can surf, this is perfect! It’s basically a parking lot, but it’s steps away from some of the greatest waves on the east coast.”Mackenzie B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $65-75
  • Number of sites: 74
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Hecksher State Park

Forested campground with paved sidewalks running through it.

Hecksher State Park’s camping area has seen improvements in recent years, but it is still generally rustic in the tent and RV area. The cottages for rent are excellent overall. In this area, you can enjoy leisure activities like hiking, playing frisbee, barbecuing, and making campfires if you bring your own fire pit. It is quiet and peaceful with lots of space to move around.

“There is no distinguishing separation between each site nor a designated driveway for your car- you merely pull up on the grass. It’s basically like camping in your local city park. ”Ellen C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-320
  • Number of sites: 82
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No

6. Eastern Long Island Kampground

Eastern Long Island Kampground is one of the few camping sites available on the island’s east end. In addition to the beach and pool, there are cute stores in the area, so you can keep every member of your family happy with something to do. The campsites include a range of options, from safari tents to cabin suites. There is laundry on-site, and the staff is helpful.

“Grassy and flat for our tent. Easy access to water and electric. There were tons of campers that were there for the season and kids playing together.”Corey M.

  • Price: $65-500
  • Number of sites: 90+
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7.  Shinnecock East County Park

RV parked on the Rockaway beach beside the atlantic ocean.

Image from The Dyrt camper Lisa M.

Shinnecock East County Park has campsites on the Outer Beach that require a 4×4 vehicle to enter. However, the site does not allow tent camping, so you will need a self-contained roof unit, camper trailer, or something similar on your vehicle. If you’re up for the challenge, this unique and beautiful spot provides budget-friendly camping near the Hamptons.

“We go here at least once a year. The ocean is beautiful and we catch striped bass. The bay is peaceful and we go crabbing.”Anthony M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $26-41
  • Number of sites: 103
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Getting away from the city doesn’t have to be a long journey with beach camping on Long Island. Long Island’s beautiful weather and relaxing beaches have made it a popular destination in the summer months, but with a little planning, you can get a reservation at an excellent campground near New York City. For more options, check out The Dyrt’s list of camping and glamping options around New York.


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