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Sands Point Preserve

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interesting history

and interesting, but very short, hiking trails. I wouldn't go out of my way again to see this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manasquan, New Jersey
A Gold Coast Beauty!

The early 1900’s estate of Howard Gould then the Guggenheim family is a beautifully preserved... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Joyce P
Centerport, New York
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95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and interesting, but very short, hiking trails. I wouldn't go out of my way again to see this place, but if you're local, it's a great place to go for a nice peaceful walk.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The early 1900’s estate of Howard Gould then the Guggenheim family is a beautifully preserved enclave that takes you back in time. We toured the Falaise, Harry Guggenheim’s French style manor for his wife Caroline Morton. The interior is true to how the family left...More

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We visited the preserve for a morning hike. Beautiful grounds containing Castle Gould, modeled after Kilkenny Castle in Ireland and Hempstead House, the residence. Both were built at the turn of the century. Hempstead house was closed but we returned that evening for a piano...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Sands Point Preserve has become our second home. We live in Port Washington and we love spending time there. A team of naturalists and foragers are now offering fun and educational walks every second Sunday afternoon of the month. Pretty cool!

Thank Hildur P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Step back in time to the Gold Coast Era. Imagine as you enter the property that you are attending a party. Areas of tall trees and lush undergrowth lead to an open field for parking. Behind you will be a huge castle-like building that was...More

1  Thank linlin44
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Beatiful trees and colors in the woods and a relaxing walk on the beach on a sunny day!!!i would recomend also a visit to the"castle" that is on the property. Kids will enjoy all kind of activities.

Thank christinamC7075OD
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is the true hidden gem. You can get there via LICC - just get off at Port Washington and take an uber for ~$8. The ground was breathtaking. There weren't many people, except for a few walking their dogs. It's such a refreshing getaway...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Sands Point Preserve since I moved to the area 5 years ago and I absolutely adore . Every time I visit , either with my sons (ages 11 and 8) or alone I discover something new to love here. The...More

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Sands Point Preserve is a very nice nature park with trails, cliffs, beaches and great views. This is a place to free your mind from the hustle of city life and embrace the beauty of mother nature. The first iconic structure upon your visit...More

1  Thank Ezra B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful walk and watching dogs frolicking in the water...a great day outdoors.There is a home to visit really a castle and tickets can be purchased at the gate all information is on line.

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19 July 2018|
Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
You can take the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) from Penn Station to Port Washington, the last stop on the line. It's 10 minutes by car to Sand Point Preserve.
27 June 2018|
Response from linlin44 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no public bus service in this area but taxis from the train station wouldn’t be too expensive.