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LIRR Summer travel package question?

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Hi Guys. With the summer almost over and dont want to drive everywhere i have a question? I am intrested in using the LIRR for one of their summer packages and not sure where to go? I admit living in the NY area most of my life, i been to the NJ shore alot more than Long Island. Again i already been to Jones Beach, Montauk and Long Beach before.

 

Which of these packages would you suggest for me and a friend? Besides the beach we both like to fish as well and maybe has nice small beach town boardwalks w/ affordable resturants as well ie Seaside Heights, NJ, Long Branch, NJ or even Long Beach, LI? My friend and I prefer something in Suffolk County but not at the end by Montauk either. Of those choices below which of them you would suggest of the choices listed before?

Thanks in Advance:cool:.

 

Robert Moses - Located on the western tip of Fire Island, Robert Moses State Park offers world-class sand and surf in a casual, less-crowded atmosphere. The LIRR's Robert Moses discounted package ticket includes round-trip rail fare to Babylon and bus transportation to the beach.

 

 

Kismet/Fire Island Lighthouse (Ferry from Bay Shore) - Intensely informal, car-free and easygoing, Kismet is known as a great community with something for everyone. Amenities include a couple of full service restaurants, two public tennis courts, a basketball court, and playground area. .

 

 

Ocean Beach (Ferry from Bay Shore) - Home to over a dozen restaurants, hotels, and endless attractions such as sidewalk sales, live bands, and innumerable shops and boutiques, Ocean Beach is truly the ‘cosmopolitan’ center of Fire Island. For the ultimate seafood experience by the water, or to just unwind and take in the charming atmosphere, Ocean Beach has it all and it’s a great family destination.

 

 

Ocean Bay Park (Ferry from Bay Shore) - One of the most relaxed of the Fire Island communities, Ocean Bay Park has a mix of families and singles. Bay-front dining is available at two of the four restaurants. There is also a grocery store, two pizza places and a bagel shop.

 

 

Cherry Grove (Ferry from Sayville) - Time has no meaning on Fire Island (just remember your ferry & train times). You'll think you've entered a different world. Lay on the beach, and let yourself go. Push your toes through the warm sand.

 

Fire Island Pines (Ferry from Sayville) - “The Pines" named for the beautiful wind-sculpted pine trees, is truly an architectural paradise and the largest community on the Island.

 

Sunken Forest (Ferry from Sayville)- Sunbathe on a pristine ocean beach or take a nature walk through the beautiful and enchanted Sunken Forest at Sailors’ Haven.

 

 

 

Watch Hill (Ferry from Patchogue)- Lounge in the sun on a peaceful beach on the secluded shores of Fire Island or walk the nature trails. The discounted package ticket includes one-day round-trip rail fare to Patchogue and connecting ferry service to and from Fire Island. The Watch Hill ferry terminal is only a short walk from the Patchogue Station.

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It's technically not a package but I suggest heading to Montauk and enjoying the lighthouse as well as the serenity

 

 

 

Thanks for tip but i already been to Montauk,Jones Beach and Long Beach.

 

The places listed in bold are the places/beaches in LI i have yet been to.

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Oyster Bay is nice. You get to ride a bilevel train but it's not as far as the other diesel terminals. At the end of the branch is a beach/park/lake with a refreshment stand.

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Robert moses Park is nice, tehres a lighthouse here and many trails along the dunes and sandy beaches.

 

Its easier to drive there though to be honest, Exit 40 on the Southern State then down Robert Moses Parkway to the end.

 

If you take the train you will have to transfer to a bus, the long island beaches werent really designed for mass transit access. :tdown:

 

 

How much is that Sunken Forest trip by the way? Fire Island has no road access so the train then ferry is the way to go. :tup:

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Robert moses Park is nice, tehres a lighthouse here and many trails along the dunes and sandy beaches.

 

Its easier to drive there though to be honest, Exit 40 on the Southern State then down Robert Moses Parkway to the end.

 

If you take the train you will have to transfer to a bus, the long island beaches werent really designed for mass transit access. :tdown:

 

 

How much is that Sunken Forest trip by the way? Fire Island has no road access so the train then ferry is the way to go. :tup:

 

 

That true that almost all of the LI Beaches especially in Suffolk were not designed for mass transit access. I now live upstate in the Hudson Valley and it takes '2' tanks of gas to drive to Montauk from where i now live. Just wanted something different.

 

I might just stick to just taking the LIRR to going back to Long Beach since the beaches is few blocks away along w/ some nice places to eat.

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I know its a site about trains and mass transit, thats why I hate to suggest just driving, but the reality is many of long islands beaches are best accessed by car, Robert Moses was a car guy he didnt like the trains and subways.

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