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Lido Beach is seaside fun in the shadow of the Big Apple

Lido Beach is about waking up to the bristle of sea grasses on the dunes each morning. It's about breathing the fresh froth of the Atlantic Ocean and lazing on powdery sands. It's about facing the rolling waves and wandering the boardwalk parks in search of New Yorker oyster shacks. Just a stone's throw from the heart of the Big Apple, Lido Beach vacation rentals offer a chance to unwind and relax with all the delights of Brooklyn and Manhattan on the doorstep. What's not to like?

Things to do

Parks and bucket-list toppers in Lido Beach

While the local Lido West Town Park and the 6-mile-long Jones Beach State Park across the water offer plenty of sunbathing, swimming, and surfing potential just a hop from the doorstep of your Lido Beach vacation rentals, it's also worth bearing in mind just how close the bucket-list-busting attractions of the Big Apple are. In under an hour on the highway, you could be gawping up at the Empire State Building, snapping shots of Times Square, munching fat-crusted pizza pies in Little Italy, or checking off that visit to Lady Liberty herself.


Lazing and loving Lido Beach

Although home to just under 3,000 people, Lido Beach buzzes with life in the summertime. Regular music concerts pop up ad hoc in the oceanside carparks, rumbling with jazz ditties and grimy rock riffs as onlookers devour sizzling oysters from the grill. Meanwhile, the sand stretches entice everyone from beachcombers to swimmers to surfers, and longboards whizz over the whitecaps when the swells are high. Picnic spots and al fresco barbecues also pepper the whole area, while teams compete in the shuffleboard and basketball courts just meters from the shore.


Cool off with the ocean spray in Lido Beach

There's no question that this enclave of Long Beach and the Big Apple is at its very best when the warm summer months hit New York State. That means trips here between June and August promise the finest weather for swimming in the Atlantic swells or soaking up the rays. Of course, you'll be competing with oodles of other folk out of the big apple for the best Lido Beach vacation rentals then, but you can also look forward to a lively street scene, al fresco music concerts, and plenty of good vibes on the beaches.

Natural features

Sandwiched between the city and the sea in Lido Beach

Lido Beach is hardly the wildest corner of New York State. To the north of town, the suburban tendrils of the Big Apple continue to shoot out towards the well-to-do Hamptons, while JFK International sprawls on the headlands just across the bay. However, there is a touch of nature here, coming mainly with the wide, sandy beaches of the Lido West Town Park and the Jones Beach State Park, which combine to offer rolling swells and undulating dune habitats; a place where seabirds mingle with gnarly surfers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lido Beach

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 9.2 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic), which is 14.4 mi (23.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Lido Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 147 vacation rentals near Lido Beach. From 83 Houses to 52 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lido Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lido Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lido Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lido West Beach: 1,055 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,521 vacation rentals
  • Jones Beach State Park: 352 vacation rentals
  • Bronx Zoo: 5,506 vacation rentals
  • Robert Moses Beach: 412 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lido Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lido Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 83 Houses in Lido Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lido Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 52 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lido Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Lido Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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