Plan A Group Trip to Long Island’s Best State Parks


When someone says “let’s go to the beach,” Long Island may not be the first place that comes to mind.  

To be fair, if you’ve never stepped foot on Long Island, you wouldn’t know about the many beautiful beaches and state parks the island has under its belt. Suffolk County alone has nearly two dozen picturesque state parks to choose from and Nassau County has landmark locations like Jones Beach.

There’s no better way to spend a day on Long Island than at the beach or enjoying some outdoor recreation in the park. The only way to make a beach trip even better is to travel with a group! Friends, family, colleagues, students, any type of group will enjoy an afternoon at one of  Long Island’s many pristine state parks. 

Heading over to one of the island’s state parks is perfect for every type of group occasion. Plan a school field trip on Long Island to learn about the natural landscape, host a big outdoor family gathering or even organize a company outing to volunteer at a beach cleanup.

Make your group trip to any of Long Island’s top beachfront locations as smooth as can be with easy shuttle transportation services from GOGO Charters. You’ll have a large fleet of charter buses in New York to choose from for your next outing. You can even request a bus equipped with premium amenities like WiFi and entertainment systems to make the trip even better.

Leave all the transportation up to GOGO Charters and focus on planning a fun day with your toes in the sand or boots on the trails.

Need help choosing a state park to head to for your group trip? No problem. Check out one of these popular state parks with your group:gogo nyc beach cleanup

Jones Beach State Park

Jones Beach is the busiest beach state park on Long Island. This Wantagh staple can often get crowded in the summer months, but the waters are cool, calm, and collected. Even while crowded, Jones Beach offers visitors over 6 miles of oceanfront beach and a 3.2-mile boardwalk to walk or bike. Along with swimming, casual surfing, and fishing, Jones Beach is also a great location for special events like concerts at the Jones Beach Theater.

As one of the busiest beaches on the island, beach cleanups are regularly scheduled with community organizations. Why not make the beach cleanup a group effort? Rent a private minibus to shuttle your business, scouting troop, or even just a group of friends to the next Jones Beach cleanup. 

Robert Moses State Park

This state park on the westernmost end of Fire Island is a prime location for large groups looking for a quieter alternative to Jones Beach. Robert Moses State Park offers over 5 miles of calm oceanfront views, making it a great spot for big extended family outings requiring plenty of space.

Taking a group trip over to Robert Moses also gives groups the opportunity to explore all that Fire Island has to offer. The Fire Island National Seashore has plenty of educational endeavors for schools, camps, and community organizations to explore. Cool off on a climate-controlled charter bus while traveling between Robert Moses and the Fire Island Wilderness.

Bethpage State Park

Traveling to the inland Bethpage State Park doesn’t come with postcard-worthy beach views, but it does come with some of the best public golf courses in the region. Bethpage State Park has 5 public golf courses, including the renowned Black Golf Course which has hosted 2 U.S. Opens, the Barclays, and a PGA Tour Championship.  

The park also has standard outdoor activities available with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and sports fields. Reserve some tee time at one of the park’s golf courses for a business outing or even plan a family reunion or party at the park. With a GOGO Charters bus rental, you can easily shuttle your entire group from Manhattan or another New York borough to enjoy a day of prime golfing on Bethpage’s famous courses. GOGOCharterBus 139 1 1

Make Transportation Your Last Worry

Whether you’re planning a field trip to Robert Moses, a beach cleanup at Jones Beach, or even a golfing soiree at Bethpage, simplifying your transportation will make the day even more enjoyable. Forget about having to handle traffic on the Long Island Expressway by yourself! When you rent a charter bus with GOGO Charters, you’ll have a professional transportation team with you every step of the way. It’s as easy as calling 212-356-0174 for a free, personalized quote!

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