Atlantic Beach is an affluent village off the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. It is located on Long Beach Barrier Island, one of the outer barrier islands which it shares with Long Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Beach Estates, Lido Beach and Point Lookout.

Jetty extending into the Atlantic Ocean

As of the 2010 United States Census, the village population was 1,891.[3]

During the summer months, the population swells by thousands as people flood the beaches.[4] Atlantic Beach residents may obtain season passes and access the beaches through nine entrances.[5]

In the 1980s Nancy McCartney the third wife of Beatle Paul McCartney lived there with her ex-husband Bruce Blakeman.

Cultural and literary references

Film and literature


  • Scenes from HBO's Boardwalk Empire were filmed in summer 2011.
  • Scenes from the NBC series, Law & Order were shot at the Sands Beach Club and the famous Atlantic Beach Surf Shop.
  • Scenes from USA Network's series Royal Pains were taped at Catalina Beach Club.
  • Multiple scenes from the HBO series The Sopranos were shot here.[6]
  • Scenes of Blacklist were shot at the Lawrence Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, (season 3, ep 19, Cape May)[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,640
1980 1,775 8.2%
1990 1,933 8.9%
2000 1,986 2.7%
2010 1,891 −4.8%
Est. 2016 1,908 [2] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,986 people, 766 households, and 569 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,114.8 people per square mile (1,597.5/km2). There were 954 housing units at an average density of 1,976.6 per square mile (767.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.70% African American, 0.81% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.97% of the population.

There were 766 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $85,122, and the median income for a family was $93,647. Males had a median income of $67,583 versus $49,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $44,035. About 3.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

Politically, Atlantic Beach leans Republican but only very slightly. In the 2008 presidential election Republican John McCain won Atlantic Beach over Democrat Barack Obama 52%-47%.

The Atlantic Beach Fire District is responsible for providing fire and emergency ambulance services for the majority of the village. Atlantic Beach does not have its own fire department, and contracts out fire protection to the Long Beach Fire Department, except for the Silver Point Beach Club and Sun and Surf Beach Club, which are protected by the Inwood Fire Department.

Emergency ambulance services are provided by a combination of Atlantic Beach Rescue Squad and the Long Beach Fire Department, again except for Silver Point and Sun and Surf, which are covered by the Inwood Fire Department.

Police protection is provided by the 4th Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department. The village also maintains its own small civilian security patrol. Atlantic Beach is located within the Town of Hempstead and is represented by Councilman Bruce A. Blakeman ( R-3rd District). New York State Assemblyperson Melissa Miller (R - 20th District), elected in 2016, was born, raised and currently still lives in Atlantic Beach.


  1. ^ Cassese, Sid (10 June 2014). "Incumbent mayor faces newcomer in race". Newsday. Retrieved 6 April 2016. Pappas' inexperience in the village and his ties to the Republican Party. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Atlantic Beach village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cotsalas, Valerie. "A Village Is Thinking Beyond Cabanas", The New York Times, April 8, 2007. Accessed June 12, 2007.
  5. ^ Konrad, Walecia. "HAVENS; Back for the Memories at Atlantic Beach", The New York Times, June 20, 2003. Accessed August 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Filming Locations for "The Sopranos"". IMDb. 1999. Retrieved November 23, 2006. 
  7. ^ "Filming Locations for "blacklist"". IMDb. 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.