Hamlin Beach State Park is a 1,122-acre piece of land that sits just a few miles west of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Camping is hugely popular here, with 264 total tent and trailer sites available throughout the year. These sites all contain a firepit and picnic table and are available for reservation up to six months in advance.
If you're looking to bring in an RV, many of these sites are adjacent to the park's dumping station which is free for overnight guests. For the traditional sites, bathroom facilities have been positioned throughout along with shower and laundry services for a small additional fee.
If you're looking to bring your canine along on your overnight stay, make sure they stay on a leash six feet in length. Canines are prohibited from entering any of the indoor structures on these campgrounds. Hamlin Beach State Park's primary attraction is its extensive sandy beaches.
These are found encircling Vanity Marsh, a 44-acre body of water that sits inside of the park. Swimming is free to the public throughout the warmer months, but keep in mind that no lifeguards are on duty, so any water activities are done at your own risk.
If you'd like to bring your canine along for some beach fun, make sure you keep them restrained throughout their stay. If you'd like to go for a hike, Hamlin Beach State Park has you covered with over seven total miles of trails to explore either on foot or on a mountain bike.
These trails are self-guided and have several pieces of information posted throughout that explain the various sites the park has to offer. The network of paths here is mostly flat and quite easy to navigate fully within two or three hours.
Canines are welcome to accompany guests on hiking expeditions, provided they stay on a leash throughout their stay. Doggie refuse bins are stationed throughout the park, so make sure to stop and take care of any messes your dog might leave behind.
Fishing is offered through the summer season, provided you bring all necessary equipment and have obtained a New York State fishing license. These are commonly purchased at local sporting goods stores in the New York area.