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Marine Nature Study Area

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Walking and Bird Photography are key activities at Oceanside's Marine Nature Study Area

Went there with our Freeport Camera Club. It was a hot day in August, with low tide at 1:30pm... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Oceanside, New York
Tranquil Waterfront Setting!

This has become my new favorite place to walk when the weather is good. It is located on the water... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
Long Island, New York
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“species”(2 reviews)
“marsh”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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500 Slice Dr, Oceanside, NY 11572-5600
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

When a kid in 1950's we walked these marshes and wilds of Oceanside. Wet got wet walking in the then marsh all the way to Middle Bay. Now we walked on elevated paths and could photograph and observe all parts of the remaining Marsh Study...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoeKunk
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The area is, and always has been, a beautiful, scenic location. It is also, and always has been, an area plagued by enormous horseflies. This has been going on for the more than 35 years that I am familiar with this place and the reason...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank _leonard_finkelstein
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Quite place, clean and well kept in south Oceanside. Good place to stop if your not from the area and want to see the bay and marshland.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank brendan946
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Very nice marine nature study area locally. We went here with the high school when younger and I enjoy going here to see the local flora and fauna. Has recovered well since the storm five years ago.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank carynd2014
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Went there with our Freeport Camera Club. It was a hot day in August, with low tide at 1:30pm. In order to capture decent photos a 500-800mm lens is necessary. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of close-in bird activity. Activity center is good for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MontanaNYPurcell
Reviewed June 21, 2017

By staying still along the trail, you can observe many species of wildlife, especially types of birds. The trails are peaceful, except for when the Canadian geese are nesting - BEWARE - they attack!

Date of experience: January 2017
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A nice relaxing self guided experience with nature. Requires walking on small boardwalk type paths. You can see many animals, both in and out of the water. Kids had a good time. Peaceful and low key.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank m915b
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This has become my new favorite place to walk when the weather is good. It is located on the water and has an osprey nest at it's southern side. The nest can be viewed online from spring to fall if you want to check out...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank PaulaNYFL
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We lived near the Marine Nature Study area for 43 years and enjoyed the peace and tranquility on many occasions. They have a small museum of local marine and marsh life as well as many walks through the tidal wetlands.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Jgoldchain
Reviewed November 12, 2015

It has been many years, But I brought my three sons here many times ; It has nice viewing areas, safe walkways, lots of marine life and plants, and waterfowl to see. This is a gem of a nature park in the midst of the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Bobbi S
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