As you approach Jones Beach State Park from the Wantagh Parkway, the Jones Beach Water Tower is an iconic landmark. The most visited beach on the east coast of the USA, Jones beach is a world class swimming and surfing destination, and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is a popular outdoor arena and music venue. It’s also held to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country.
Recent water temperature for Jones Beach is: 80°F
The highest water temperatures at Jones Beach occur during August to early September at around 75F. However the lowest temperatures are around 41F at the end of March and surfers should consider a flexible 6mm or well fitting 5mm wetsuit, plus neoprene booties, a hood and gloves to surf at this time. During the summer months, you might only need a top or short suit early in the morning or just before sunset as during the day the water is lovely and warm and perfect for swimming, surfing and kayaking.
Weather Forecast for Jones Beach
Chance of a Thunderstorm88°/70°
Chance of Rain84°/70°
Best Time to Visit Jones Beach
Most visitors travel to Jones Beach during the summer months for its exceptional beaches and surfing. It’s easy to get to from anywhere in the world with flights arriving at New York Daily.
From the city you can reach Jones Beach by taking Meadowbrook, Ocean or Wantagh Parkway, though many visitors take the Long Island Railroad and change at Freeport for a short bus trip to Jones Beach. Sailors can arrive by boat to Zach’s Bay.
Activities around Jones Beach
Jones Beach also hosts the biggest air show in the USA, the New York Air Show, which takes place at the end of May on Memorial Day weekend.
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