Introduction to Mastic Beach, New York
Mastic Beach, New York, in Suffolk county, is 20 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 59 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 11,543 people live in Mastic Beach.
Mastic Beach History
Mastic Beach was originally inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans. In fact, it derived its name from an Algonquian term that means "big stream." It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet located in the southeastern part of Brookhaven. The Town of Brookhaven was first settled in by the English in 1655, and incorporated in 1686. The town presently includes around 8 incorporated villages and more than 50 unincorporated hamlets. The residents of the hamlet have recently created a committee and are exploring the possibility of incorporating Mastic Beach as a village.
Mastic Beach and nearby Attractions
- William Floyd Estate
- Animal Farm Petting Zoo
- Smith Point Park Beach
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Hallockville Museum Farm
Things To Do In Mastic Beach
While in Mastic Beach, you can visit the Smith Point Park Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, Southhaven County Park, William Floyd Estate and Wildwood State Park. The BNL Science Museum, Long Island Museum, Bellport- Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Maritime Museum are all also popular tourist spots in the Mastic Beach area. The Country Fair Entertainment Park is also close to the hamlet.
Mastic Beach Transportation
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest airport.
Mastic Beach Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are offered by Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and the University of New Haven.