Bayfront Park

Massapequa Parks


Bayfront Park is one of the lesser-known Massapequa Parks. This is because it is located at the end of the long and windy East Shore Drive in Nassau Shores. You may know Bayfront Park as "Edward Woody Kennedy Memorial" or "Unqua Point".

For Nassau Shores residents, this park likely serves as a regular visiting point during walks, runs, and bike rides. However, other Long Islanders and even other Massapequa locals from the Nothern side of town may not be familiar with this park.

The main attraction of Bayfront Park is its view of the Great South Bay, which is always a sight to see even in the cold winter months. The view of the bay attracts photographers who take advantage of the fantastic sunsets that can be viewed from this park. The gazebo in the back left corner offers a nice spot to relax in the shade during the summer when the sun is beating down.

Although the view attracts photographers, the bay itself brings in local fishers, especially during favorable tides. Fishers cast off of the pier or the rocks bordering the park. Odds are you Bayfront Park and didn't even notice someone fishing off the rocks below you. Snappers are the most common type of fish to catch here. Many people go crabbing at Bayfront Park as well during peak crabbing season.


Popular Things to do in Bayfront Park Massapequa:


  • This park is a great option to bring kids who are looking for a playground, as not many other playgrounds offer a beautiful view.
  • Bayfront Park is a popular local fishing spot.
  • Because of the winds from the Great South Bay, Bayfront Park can be a great place to throw a frisbee. As with all gusty locations, this can be a hit or miss.

Bayfront Park Summary


Local Nickname: Bayfront, Nassau Shores Bayfront Park, Unqua Point

Address: 364 Of East Shore Drive, Massapequa, NY, 11758

(End of East Shore Drive)

Is Parking Available? No

Local Tip: You can park towards the end of East Shore Drive for a short walk to the park.


  • Monday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Tuesday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Wednesday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Thursday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Friday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Saturday: Dawn - Dusk
  • Sunday: Dawn - Dusk

Fields and Courts:

  • Open grass area
  • No dedicated fields or courts

Other Amenities:

  • Fishing Pier
  • Playground

Best For:

  • Fishing
  • Kids
  • Sight Seeing
  • Photography

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Bayfront Park Photos

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Bayfront Playground Being Renovated

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Shady Waterfront Gazebo

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Beautiful Sunset at Bayfront Park

Directions To Bayfront Park

From The West:

  • Southern State Parkway to Exit 28A South or Long Island Expressway Exit 44 (Seaford Oyster Bay Route 135)
  • Take Route 135 To The Merrick Road East (Last Exit)
  • Continue on Merrick Road for about 3.3 miles East
  • After passing several Massapequa Restaurants and stores, make a right onto East Shore Drive and follow the road until you reach Bayfront Park.

From The East:

  • Take Southern State Parkway to Route 110 (Exit 32 South)
  • Continue to the end of Route 110 to Route 27A (Merrick Road)
  • Turn right onto Merrick Road and continue about 1 mile.
  • Make a left onto East Shore Drive and follow the road until you reach Bayfront Park.

Local Directions: 

Travel on Merrick Road and make a right onto East Shore Drive. Follow the road until the end and you will reach Bayfront Park.

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