Like Tobay Beach which I painted yesterday, Gilgo Beach is along Ocean Parkway and is a beach mostly for the residents of the town. They have a bay side and an ocean side. There is a passageway beneath the parkway to get from one side to the other. Gilgo Beach has long been known on Long Island as one of the surfer beaches. Again, I hadn't been to this particular beach before. From the parking area you can also drive along a road to a number of private homes that are along the water...some cottages and some bigger houses. I sat in the car in the parking lot to paint this view of the beach grasses and the back of one of the cottages.