About the Refuge

Lido Beach WPA

Lido Beach Wildlife Management Area is not open to the public without a special use permit.


Lido Beach is located on the bay side of Long Beach a barrier island, west of Jones Inlet in Nassau County, Long Island. Lido Beach is almost entirely tidal wetland, with 22 acres of saltmarsh and shrub thickets. It has a high diversity of shorebirds and wading birds. Wintering waterfowl such as American black duck and Atlantic brant also use the tidal wetlands. Lido Beach supports nesting clapper rails, black-crowned night-heron, osprey and saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow. Management efforts focus on wetland restoration and invasive species control.

The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area. Collectively, the ten units are approximately 6,500 acres in size. Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is home to the refuge complex headquarters and visitor center.

*Open to select public use activities (e.g., biological research, environmental education) by Special Use Permit. For more information Contact Us.

Contact Information

The refuge is located just west of Long Beach School District’s Nike Environmental Center and east of Lido Gold Club on Lido Blvd. in Lido Beach, Long Island, NY.

Headquarters office at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
340 Smith Road
Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 286-0485