Ocean Bay Park, New York

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Ocean Bay Park
Ocean Bay Park is located in New York
Ocean Bay Park
Ocean Bay Park
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°40′59″N 73°0′18″W / 40.68306°N 73.00500°W / 40.68306; -73.00500Coordinates: 40°40′59″N 73°0′18″W / 40.68306°N 73.00500°W / 40.68306; -73.00500
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySuffolk
CityBrookhaven
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Ocean Bay Park is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on Fire Island.

The ZIP Code for Ocean Bay Park is 11770. To reach Ocean Bay Park, one must take a ferry or watertaxi from Maple Avenue, Bay Shore on the mainland.

Housing includes group houses and family homes. Nightlife and full service restaurants include Flynn's (who also has a 50 boat marina), the Schooner Inn, and Rum JAC Rum.

Ocean Bay Park is filled with college and recently graduated young people. Party hardy is the general theme, however this community is also home to many somewhat older affluent home owners who enjoy the laid back beauty of Fire Island with family and friends.

The residents of Ocean Bay Park have a history of being on the forefront of social change. On September 2, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King was the guest of honor at a cocktail party held by Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Abbott as a fundraiser for his work. Earlier that day Dr. King "spoke about community, the war in Vietnam, anti-Semitism and the need for a third political party." 1,500 residents attended that rally in Seaview.[1]

Then, as today, the unique paths of Fire Island provide the core ingredients a summer village needs. There is a grocery store, three bar-restaurants, two pizza places, and a bike shop outside the Schooner. Enough amenities to keep any weekender happy. OBP is most widely known for its Happy Hour, which starts at about 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and goes on into the early morning hours.

For more information see Fire Island, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Luther King Jr. and Fire Island - Fire Island News". Fire Island News. 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2018-05-23.

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Preceded by
Point O' Woods
Beaches of Fire Island Succeeded by
Ocean Beach