Nassau Shores Bayfront Park
This is a stunning neighborhood park. This playground is nestled at the end of a long drive from Merrick Road at the end where the land ends and the ocean begins. With 180 degree views of the ocean, it will take your breath away at sunset. The drive to the park is lined with giant, gorgeous houses.
Here there are several slides, a rock climb, two sets of swings, a pole walk, and pole spin. There are also benches and a gazebo where Moms can sit. A fishing pier sits just off to the back where the kids can feel like they are right in the ocean.
The playground equipment is fairly new with a walking loop just to the side. There are almost no trees so you can see the kids no matter where you are. The ground is wood chips and there are no restrooms.
BEST FEATURE: Of course it's the views. You can see all the way to Jones Beach Theater. My boys loved the super high slide with bumps in the middle. We went at sunset and there was a great cool breeze off the water.
GOOD FOR: An early morning or early evening play. Your soul will be lifted.
YOU SHOULD KNOW: There is no designated parking. You'll have to find a spot on the street about 20 feet from the entrance. In addition, the chain fence to the water is not safe for young runners. Reckless youngsters can easily go right through it to the rocks below or into the water. Only take kids you trust not to be unsafe.
WORTH A LONG DRIVE: Yes a short drive.
ADDRESS: 364 E Shore Dr, Massapequa, NY 11758