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Town of Babylon

Town of Babylon

OVERVIEW

The Town of Babylon originally was part of Huntington and called Huntington South. In 1872, the town was formally separated into its own township and named after the ancient city of Babylon. Home to about 215,000 residents, the Town of Babylon is about 114 square miles and is made up of 3 villages and 11 hamlets.

Some of the most popular places to visit in the Town of Babylon are the town beaches, which include Cedar Beach, Gilgo Beach, and Overlook Beach. Residents of the town can purchase a seasonal permit to have access to these facilities and non-residents can purchase daily passes. All beaches include beach huts for food and drink, playgrounds for kids, and free wi-fi, making these beaches extremely popular in the summer and provide fun summer nights. One of the largest beaches on Long Island, Robert Moses State Park is 5 miles of beach and lies on the western end of Fire Island. It is the oldest state park on Long Island. Here, there are many things you can do including golfing at the 18-hole course, visit the Fire Island Lighthouse and Museum, fishing, surfing, swimming, or just soak up the sun on the beach all day. Directly across from the Fire Island inlet is Captree Island where many Long Islanders go for fishing. Captree has about 28 independently owned charter boats which you can make reservations for fishing, scuba diving, and sightseeing tours.

Belmont Lake State Park is a beautiful 463 acre state park perfect for family get-togethers. Here, locals can havepicnics and barbeques, go biking and hiking, or even rent boats to ride on the lake. Make the Town of Babylon the location of your next dream home!