Beach season has arrived in full force and Hempstead Town is well prepared to welcome eager beachgoers back to its pristine shores. Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board today joined with a team of lifeguards and Emergency Medical Services staff at Point Lookout Beach to announce the opening of all town beaches as well as to detail protocols taken by the town’s lifeguard team to ensure safe summer fun. Fully prepared for the Memorial Day weekend crowd, Hempstead Town is poised for a “staycation” all summer long! Joining Supervisor Clavin for the announcement was Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilmen Bruce Blakeman, Anthony D’Esposito, Dennis Dunne Sr., Thomas Muscarella, Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll.
“Beaches have been a constant area of respite from the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Clavin. “As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, I am thrilled to announce the return of the beach season and look forward to providing a fun-filled summer for the residents of America’s largest township.”
Starting Saturday, May 29th, Town of Hempstead beaches will be open daily with parking fees collected from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beaches operated by the Town of Hempstead include Town Park Pt. Lookout, Lido Beach Town Park and Lido West Town Park. In addition to lifeguards on duty, the Town of Hempstead Emergency Medical Services Department will be on hand to respond to emergency situations. Town lifeguards will be stationed at beaches every day of the week continuing up until Labor Day, September 6th.
As per New York State’s safety directive, social distancing will be enforced and Hempstead Town will continue to follow all CDC guidelines. The daily parking fee is $10 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Walk-in rates at Lido West Town Park are free for residents with identification and $20 for non-residents.
The 2021 Season Beach Parking Pass, which permits parking at all 3 town beaches, is available for purchase at the Point Lookout Office. The price for residents is $125, but $75 for seniors (60+), handicapped, auxiliary police, volunteer firefighters, veterans and active military. Avid beachgoers should not miss out on this opportunity!
“Beach season is here and Hempstead Town has a bright, exciting summer ahead of us,” concluded Clavin. “Come on down to Point Lookout, Lido Beach or Lido Beach West to enjoy the beautiful coastline of our great township!”
Visit hempsteadny.gov/facilities/beaches-and-pools/beaches for constant beach updates and the daily beach report.