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Lido Beach, New York

Coordinates: 40°35′17″N 73°37′29″W / 40.58806°N 73.62472°W / 40.58806; -73.62472
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Lido Beach, New York
Aerial image of Lido Beach
Aerial image of Lido Beach
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Lido Beach, New York is located in New York
Lido Beach, New York
Lido Beach, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°35′17″N 73°37′29″W / 40.58806°N 73.62472°W / 40.58806; -73.62472
Country United States
State New York
 • Total4.42 sq mi (11.45 km2)
 • Land1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Water2.73 sq mi (7.07 km2)
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total2,719
 • Density1,606.02/sq mi (620.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes516, 363
FIPS code36-42279
GNIS feature ID0955289
Lido West Town Park – one of several beaches in Lido Beach

Lido Beach is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. Located on the Long Beach Barrier Island, it is a suburb of the City of Long Beach, and is in the immediate metropolitan area. The population was 2,719 at the time of the 2020 census.


Lido Beach was developed by William H. Reynolds, in the early 1900s.[2] The 39-year-old former state senator and real estate developer had already developed four Brooklyn neighborhoods (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and South Brownsville), as well as Coney Island's Dreamland, the world's largest amusement park. Reynolds also owned a theater and produced plays.[2]

Beginning in 1906, he gathered investors and acquired the oceanfront from private owners and the rest of Long Beach island from the Town of Hempstead.[2] He planned to build a boardwalk, homes, and hotels, and dredged Reynolds Channel to create the Long Beach, New York resort area.[2] The dredging made the island more accessible to leisure boating.

The Lido Beach community was named after Venice Lido in Italy; "lido" means beach in Italian.[2] In 1929, after Reynolds was defeated for re-election as the Long Beach mayor, he turned his attention to the unincorporated area just east of the city and constructed the Moorish-style Lido Beach Hotel.[2]


U.S. Census map of Lido Beach.

Lido Beach is located between Long Beach and Point Lookout.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), or 59.62%, is water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2020, there were 2,719 people, 1,182 households, and 813 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,666.0 inhabitants per square mile (643.2/km2). (As of 2020,) There were 1,302 housing units at an average density of 806.8 per square mile (311.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.11% White, 0.57% African American, 1.59% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

There were 1,802 households, out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $172,857, and the median income for a family was $107,365. Males had a median income of $77,193 versus $68,542 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $47,604. About 1.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Activities and attractions at Lido Beach include:

  • Areas for barbecuing, picnicking, and large gatherings, "with long picnic tables shaded by canopies"[6]
  • Carts are available for beachgoers to tote their gear (e.g., coolers and chairs) down to the "sandy beach shore"[7]
  • Live entertainment: live concerts are held in the parking lot every summer weekday afternoon[8]
  • Sports facilities on land: basketball, bocce, handball, shuffleboard, and volleyball courts[9]
  • Water sports: "fishing is allowed in the early hours of the day, and special body boarding areas have been designated on the beach". Surfing is not allowed on Lido Beach but is permitted at Lido West.[10]

Children's activities amenities, and attractions include:

  • Arts and crafts lessons[11]
  • Spray pools[12]
  • Storytelling programs [13]

Notable people[edit]

(Alphabetized by surname)

In popular culture[edit]

  • The movie, Still Alice (2014), was partially filmed in Lido Beach.[20]
  • The movie The Godfather was partially filmed at the Lido Beach Hotel in 1969.
  • The movie Teenage Mother was filmed in Lido Beach and Long Beach in the late 1960s.
  • The alternative rock band Lido Beach is named after the town. Singer/guitarist Scott Waldman is from Lido and previously played bass for The City Drive.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  6. ^ "Lido Beach". LongIsland.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
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  10. ^ "Lido Beach". LongIsland.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
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  12. ^ "Lido Beach". LongIsland.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "Lido Beach". LongIsland.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  14. ^ Anglin, K. D. "Tekashi 6ix9ine Address Leaked For Second Time, Will Have To Move AGAIN". Urban Islandz. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  15. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (November 28, 2014). "Lester Bernstein, 94, Dies; Wide-Ranging Journalist Edited Newsweek". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  16. ^ Staff, S. I. "PEOPLE". Sports Illustrated Vault | SI.com. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  17. ^ "Rick Rubin | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  18. ^ Edgers, Geoff (February 6, 2019). "Rick Rubin and the Early Days of Hip-hop in New York City". Vulture. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  19. ^ Iannelli, Jerry. "Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz". Miami New Times. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  20. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (March 21, 2014). "Kristen Stewart Films Still Alice on Beach After Dinner Out With Dad". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 3, 2024.

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