Along the Jones Beach bicycle path next to the Wantagh Parkway is the permanent exhibition “Sandy Shores,” curated by Long Island Traditions. The 3-section exhibition explores the history and construction of the Wantagh Parkway, one of the first parkways created by Robert Moses, the history of Jones Beach, Moses’ first state park on Long Island, and the South Shore’s maritime culture.
The exhibition includes stories and recollections of those who built and worked on the Wantagh Parkway and Jones Beach, along with fishermen and baymen who plied the surrounding waters for clams, oysters and other seafood. There are historic and contemporary photographs of these captivating subjects. The exhibition begins in Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh and ends at the bicycle parking lot next to the Jones Beach Theatre.