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Jones Beach State Park (of NY) is located in southern Nassau County, in the hamlet of Wantagh, on Jones Beach Island. The park is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) in length. It is the most popular and heavily visited beach on the East Coast, with an estimated six million visitors per year. The park opened to the public on August 4, 1929. Many of its buildings and facilities feature Art Deco architecture. Unusually for the time, no carnival-style amusements were allowed in the park area.