The Beach belongs to everyone

We want Long Island to be a place where this, and the next generation can surf, windsurf, sail, swim, sunbathe, fish, kayak or just soak in Long Island's Natural Beauty.

Long Island is losing its waterfront and wet lands to private homes at an alarming pace. Beach Access is disappearing right along with it. In addition, many NYS laws concerning Beach Access are archaic at best.

It is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

We are fortunate, to be working with the Long Island Regional State Parks Commission towards solutions that would allow all beach user groups equal access to all NYS Parks Beaches, with out excluding or taking away any access rights from any user groups.

The Long Island Beach Access Group is most commonly known for its four core programs;

1- The Beach Access program whose research and advocacy programs support the maintenance and expansion of access to those remote beach locations on Long Island for all users.

2- Also, our Beach Preservation program works to sponsor, participate and encourage those activities that ensure the healthy maintenance of our beaches and barrier islands, such as beach grass plantings.

3- Our Beach Clean-up program works to sponsor, participate and encourage continual beach clean-ups in conjunction with the America Littoral Society. This includes the adoption of Gilgo Beach.

4- But also, Long Island Beach Access Group is known for our Beach Actions program which seeks to encourage and reward proper behavior when enjoying the beaches. This includes following the official rules and regulations of each of the beaches and areas that provide access to those beaches, promoting the “Carry in, Carry out more” philosophy, and in a more informal fashion, instructing people on safe enjoyment of our natural resources.

Remember: it is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

LIBAG is honored to work with New York State Park officials, as we continue to connect the Parks to the People.

We look forward to our continued work with New York State officials in order to implement solutions that encourage more diverse use of NYS’s Beaches.

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Monday, July 22, 2013


Tim Byrne, Robert Moses Manager, has informed LIBAG that the State will be reopening Demo oceanfront soon.
BUT NOT MONDAY as was originally reported.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Adopting Gilgo Beach

 Hey Everyone!

LIBAG had a Great day last Friday 7/12/2013. A large turnout, @ 25+ people of all ages attended our Gilgo Beach Clean-up. And all of this despite it being a Friday with funky weather.

State Senator, Phil Boyle, and Councilperson Jackie Brown of the TOB Board thanked us profusely for stepping up to accept this challenge to help make and keep Gilgo a beautiful and clean place.

We owe a Big Thank You, to our new friend Florence Findley from the T/O Babylon, as well as Gordon Canary.  If Florence had not approached us about adopting Gilgo Beach, we never would have had such a great day!

While we will always continue our work with the T/O Babylon, and the NYS Parks; it really felt good to be appreciated. And honestly, we picked up a lot of trash! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013



Hey folks, we know we have asked a lot of you this season.
We at LIBAG are truly touched and impressed with the way ya’ll have stepped up.

As a result, the beaches have a lot to show for it. All of Robert Moses and Jones Beach is open: Joe’s Beach Field 7 at Heckscher opened last weekend: Democrat Point now has a 4x4 surfing pass: and the Great South Bay Kayak “Blue Water Trail” is open.
None of this would have been possible with out your efforts. All those clean ups; all those meetings, make your voices heard.
LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group is officially adopting the T/O Babylon’s  Gilgo Beach on Friday July 12th.  This is LIBAG's first official clean-up as the new Adopt-A-Beach sponsors at Gilgo.

We will start the clean-up at 2:00 PM; then get together with the garbage, the new signs, and the dignitaries for the photo shoot at 3:00PM. If you can take a half day at work and bring the kids, friends and relatives, etc. this will go a long way in ensuring current access, and securing future access.

Of course tell the gate that you are there for the Gilgo adoption, clean up, and ceremony. Just print out the VOLUNTEER PASS, place it on your dashboard, and you will get in for free.
Meet up with us at the "Grassy Knoll" area near the board wash and showers (next to the tunnel entrance).

We want to thank everyone of you that are going to take the time off work, or out of your busy schedule to come on out and help on this one.

From the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you,

LIBAG, the Long Island Beach Access Group


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