About Oceanside

Welcome to Oceanside – Gateway to many beautiful South Shore beaches.

Oceanside’s Long Beach Road is a major avenue to miles of sandy South Shore beaches – from Long Beach to Point Lookout. A bustling economic thoroughfare, it offers a variety of dining and shopping experiences from mom-and-pop to national brand retail stores.

Located in the south part of the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, Oceanside offers many more shopping and dining choices in its five-square-mile area.

Oceanside also offers many recreational opportunities.  Oceanside Park’s waterfront acreage features fields & courts for a variety of sports, an outdoor pool, roller rink and playgrounds. Also along the water are a public golf course and 52-acre Marine Nature Study Area devoted to environmental education and natural history.

Via the Long Beach line of the Long Island Railroad, Oceanside is only about a 45-minute ride to Manhattan from the train station located at Weidner and Lawson Boulevard.

HISTORY

Oceanside is an unincorporated area within the Town of Hempstead. The history of Oceanside dates back to 1643 in which Reverend Danton of Stamford Connecticut (known as the father of Hempstead) sent Rev. Robert Fordham and John Carmen to establish a new settlement.

They couldn’t go farther west because of the Dutch, so they followed the Native Americans across Long Island Sound to Hempstead Harbor. There they found and uninhabited plain which they were interested in purchasing. They were told to go along an Indian trail (what is now Peninsula Blvd.) east of a long swamp (Hempstead Lake Reservoir) to Rechquaakie in Tachapousha. It was there in which they signed a deed disposing in an immense sale of land extending from Hempstead to Rockaway Inlet.

They were told to go along an Indian trail (what is now Peninsula Blvd.) east of a long swamp (Hempstead Lake Reservoir) to Rechquaakie in Tachapousha. It was there in which they signed a deed disposing in an immense sale of land extending from Hempstead to Rockaway Inlet.

Oceanside didn’t always have the same name.  It was formerly known as Christian Hook and Oceanville.