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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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Thank you everyone who helped at Caumsett

Thank you Jill and Ray for taking these photo's at yesterday's Clean up. We worked as part of a larger group; The Caumsett Foundation.

This place is ecologically special. It is the last place left on the Island to host several indigenous plants and species. Without this park they would have been extinct. We are so grateful to Scott for setting this day up.
But it is these folks. These are the people who consistently show up for LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group, & LIW, The Long Island Windsurfing Group. They Have...and continue to make a difference. LIBAG knows that we all owe them a debt that cannot be repaid. Here are Ron, Ray, Scott, Jill, Scott, and Steve. Not shown, are Phil, Jeff, Jack, and we are sure we left a few names out.

That you for being part of the solution.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Please join LIBAG & the LI Windsurfing group this Saturday

On May 6th, that’s THIS Saturday. 

LIBAG & the LI Windsurfing group will be having a Beach clean up at 

This will be part of NYS Parks Love My Parks Day.
Parks & Trails New York

Start time 
9:00 AM

End time 
11:30 AM

Project/Event Description: 
Beach Clean up: Participates will collect garbage along the shoreline. Bring a hat and sun block. 

Meeting Location 
Grassy area opposite toll booth.

All ages welcome

We want to thank the NYS Parks System for this opportunity to help.

Thank you,

the Long Island Beach Access Group, & the Long Island Windsurfing Group

Your participation means so much to us.

ps: don't forget to wear your LIBAG, or LIWG T-Shirts. We have some extras for the kids, but are running out of the larger sizes.