Introduction to Sea Cliff, New York
Sea Cliff History
In the 17th century, the area was known as "Muskeeta Cove". It was originally inhabited by Native Americans, but an Englishman, Joseph Carpenter, purchased the land from the Indians. The area was developed as a municipality in the 1870s and was incorporated as a village on October 10th, 1883. It was named because of its location on a bluff by the sea. Sea Cliff became a popular resort town in the 1890s.
Sea Cliff and Nearby Attractions
- Tappen Beach
- Sea Cliff Village Museum
- Hempstead Harbor Park
- Science Museum of Long Island
- Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Things To Do In Sea Cliff
Sea Cliff is home to several parks including Central Park, Elm Park, Clifton Park, Veteran's Memorial Park, Prospect Park, Plaza Park, and Roslyn Park. The Sea Cliff Municipal Beach features a sandy strip and offers facilities for various sand and water sports. The Tappen Beach is also easily accessible from Sea Cliff. The exhibits in Sea Cliff Village Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the region. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historical Park, and Queens County Farm Museum are other popular attractions in the area.
Sea Cliff Transportation
John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.
Sea Cliff Higher Education
Long Island University - C W Post Campus, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, and Hofstra University are nearby.