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Press Release
August 7, 2014
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR Beach Getaways Are the Hot Ticket This Summer
August Is Your Last Chance to Hop Aboard Bargain Day Trips to Fire Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach and Robert Moses
It just may be the Long Island Rail Road’s hottest ticket. Sales of the LIRR’s “Beach Getaways” are up 11% this summer over 2013 and with August upon us there is still time for you take advantage of these bargain excursions to the area’s spectacular oceanfront.
Long Island is home to miles of pristine beaches including Fire Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park. And the Long Island Rail Road’s day-trip packages – available through September 1 - have all the ingredients for a truly unforgettable summer day filled with sun bathing, swimming, waterfront restaurants, fishing and more. 
All LIRR Beach Getaways packages include round-trip rail as well as bus, taxi and ferry travel and  beach admission where necessary. 
Fire Island Getaway Packages:
To Bay Shore Station: Take the train to Bay Shore Station and board a David Brother Taxi to the Fire Island Ferries and your choice of the following Fire Island beaches: 
  • Kismet/Fire Island Lighthouse: $36.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $36.25 from Jamaica; $20 for children ages 5-11.
  • Ocean Beach: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children ages 5-11.
  • Ocean Bay Park: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children ages 5-11.

To Sayville Station: Take the train to Sayville Station and board a Colonial Taxi to the Sayville Ferry and your choice of the following Fire Island Beaches:

  • Cherry Grove: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica.
  • Fire Island Pines: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica.
  • Sunken Forest at Sailor’s Haven  (Fire Island National Seashore Park) $30.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $30.25 from Jamaica; $17 for children 5-11.

To Patchogue Station: Take the train to Patchogue Station and board Lindy’s Taxi to the Davis Park Ferry or to Watch Hill (no taxi ride necessary).

  • Davis Park: $36 from New York and Brooklyn; $35.50 from Jamaica; $26 for children ages 5-11.
  • Watch Hill: $30.25 from New York and Brooklyn; $24.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children 5-11.

Long Beach Getaway Package

Take the train to Long Beach Station. The beach is a short walk or bus ride away. $22 from New York and Brooklyn; $18.75 from Jamaica. The Long Beach Package includes:

  • Discounted one day round trip rail to Long Beach Station, discounted admission to the beach.
  • Participating vendors coupon for a round-trip ride on the Long Beach bus
  • Discount at participating vendors throughout Long Beach.
Jones Beach Getaway Package
Take the train to Freeport Station and walk downstairs for the N88 NICE bus direct to Jones Beach.
$18.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $15.25 from Jamaica
Robert Moses State Park Getaway Package
Take the train to Babylon Station and walk downstairs for the S-47 Suffolk Bus direct to Robert Moses.
$23 from New York and Brooklyn; $18 from Jamaica.
For More Information:
To find out more, pick up a copy of the LIRR’s Beach Getaways Brochure at LIRR terminals and stations or go to www.info/lirr and click on “Deals and Getaways.”