LIers hit the beach for Independence Day

As Americans celebrated the nation's birthday today, many Long Islanders spent the holiday at the beach with friends and family. Beachgoers say they were expecting

JONES BEACH - As Americans celebrated the nation's birthday today, many Long Islanders spent the holiday at the beach with friends and family.

Beachgoers say they were expecting a lot of sun, but heavy fog may have put a damper on the day for some sunbathers, which kept crowds at some Nassau and Suffolk county beaches smaller than expected.

According to Deputy Regional Director of the New York State Department of Parks, George Gorman, about 65,000 people turned out at Jones Beach today, compared to an estimated 105,000 beachgoers on the Fourth of July last year. LIers enjoy fun in the sun at Jones Beach

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