Hobart Beach boasts 1,725 feet of beachfront on Huntington Bay.
The rocky, serene beach is not necessarily great for sunbathing, as the sand is neither comfortable for sitting or walking without shoes, but it’s a perfect spot to enjoy the scenery and the marine life (watch out for the jellyfish!).
The drive out itself is worth the time, as the surrounding area is filled with picturesque shore houses and the Long Island scenic roadways. The water is clean and warm and surprisingly uncrowded, even on holiday weekends. A portion of Hobart Beach bumps up to the Sarah H. Ruppert Water Bird Park Preserve, from which you can view the nesting grounds of piping plovers and least terns.
The beach offers lifeguard service, a boat ramp, playground, basketball courts, picnicking areas, restrooms, and showers. Lifeguards are on site Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, 10 am–6 pm daily. Though there are no concessions officially available, you can often find an ice cream truck in the near vicinity.
The beach’s dog policy has changed over the years, so follow the most recently-posted signage. As always, bring along a standard leash of six feet or less and keep your dog away from other people, dogs, and children, unless invited to approach. Bring your own supplies for picking up after your dog and be sure to use them. For your dog’s comfort, pack a portable water bowl, extra water and treats in your beach bag. Having a pet first aid kit in your car is always a good idea if you make frequent outings with your dog.
A daily parking fee of $25 for residents applies, and it's $35 for non-residents. However, if you don’t mind a short walk, parking can be found several streets over for free. Boat ramps are only available to residents. Bonfires and alcohol are not permitted.